· Forum Contributor 2016, Distinguished SOTW Member
Hmmmm. I went back to listen to my clip in the Ambika 3 review. The tone sounds darker to me in that it is missing the bright overtones in the sound when I listen to the clip. Some people have told me that they play R&B and Pop gigs with the Ambika and I was really surprised by that. I don't think it has enough brightness for my tastes on that kind of music.I agree with this, though I’ve not played an Ambika one but calling the Ambika 3 “dark” is kind of funny. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great piece, just not what I’d consider “dark”.
I consider that word "dark" to encompass a range of tone so it certainly is not like Reso chamber dark in my mind but I do feel like it is to the left of the middle line between dark and bright in the saxophone tone range in my opinion........