Distinguished SOTW Member
This is really annoying me. Saxophone is (too) often just too loud instrument. Yesterday I had a gig once again where I just had to play as quietly as possible (sax + upright bass playing standards, not the most common combo but that's what they asked for). I feel that my playing suffers in this kind of situations. I just have to concentrate all the time not to blow too hard and it kills all the pleasure and also creativity in my playing. It is also very exhausting to play that way. Any ideas, experiences, hints? My setup is very "modest". A HR Link 5* with Rico Royal 3's (tenor that is) and even that's too loud!