Has anyone tried and/or seen these two mouthpieces? I'm wondering what the chamber differences are? Is it like a link, or horshoe etc.? Thanks
Well, you should really read the notes on Ted Klum's website, and do a search for a post relating to this by Sebastian I think. However as I understand it, the Acoustimax is made in the first stages much more by machine than the Acoustimer which is total 'by hand', although the Acoustimax is hand finished. This allows Klum to produce them faster and thus cheaper. I would say that so far they are very much of equal quality, although the Acoustimax is harder material I believe (see Neff's blog). There are tonal differences to be sure, but not massive, but it's early days for me with these pieces and the slight difference in tone may be to do with a somewhat greater complexity in the sound of the Acoustimax. I wouldn't loose too much sleep over the choice though!What do you think accounts for the price difference? Are they of equal quality?
Just a quick clarification. These two have DIFFERENT chambers. Only the version made in Acoustimax features the clear-core and conical side-walls. Both of them have larger chambers than a Meyer Bros. NY.I have both of these pieces in 80 thou tip. The chambers look identical to casual glance, they are Meyer style, what Ted Klum calls 'clear core geometry'. They are both excellent pieces; the Acoustimax is slightly more focused and slightly brighter than the Acoustimer (as has been noted elsewhere on the forum) but there's not much in it, I reckon a different reed would make almost as much difference.
Ok, thanks for the clarification; so far I do perceive a difference between the two, but as I have mentioned I don't find it a huge one, these pieces seem to me to be from the same philosophy.Just a quick clarification. These two have DIFFERENT chambers. Only the version made in Acoustimax features the clear-core and conical side-walls. Both of them have larger chambers than a Meyer Bros. NY.
Thanks Sebastian, no problem, I feel Ted Klum's service was exemplary. I think these are extremely fine pieces and I'm looking forward really to getting into them.As for the tables, it's true, Ted favours the concave table for a variety of reasons. That being said, you gave it the old college try to get used to it so it was no problem to take care of a customer that has two of his mouthpieces. Thanks for the kind words!