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Hey Everyone,

I've been playing metal for most of my time playing sax, but yesterday I decided to play an old rubber link 6. The tip was smaller that what I normally play, but I noticed that it sounded less vibrant than my metal pieces. It just sounded dead. But I walked up to a wall, and played, and it sounded good! So what I'm trying to say here is:

Is what you hear from behind the horn different on rubber mouthpieces than metal?

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Brandon
 

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Very possibly, but more likely to be due to hearing though bone conduction (through your teeth) rather than what comes out of the horn to your ears. Whether it is or not may become evident if you experiment with those two mouthpieces, but with a patch on top which might similarly deaden the bone conduction effect on both.
 
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