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try sticking a weight at the opening of a normal neck. All that extra weight slows the response on those microtuner necks. I don't find that it's even a subtle difference. To the listener of course there is no difference. Like plating there is no acoustical difference but the way the horn feels when it responds is different. This is why there are a myriad of mouthpiece makers and and brands/models of saxophones. Try using a non-microtuner neck and you will likely notice a difference in response.

As you can see I prefer the 6M's with no micro tuner. A small but dedicated following.
 

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Chu-Jerry said:
The neck was designed for the horn just like it is. Even if changing the mass at the mouthpiece end changed the sound, that doesn't mean it would be better to remove it. It could just as well be worse.

It is wrong to think that more mass means reduced responsiveness. The mouthpiece mass itself can vary a lot. What about a metal mouthpiece? It has more mass than a HR one, but that doesn't make it less responsive, does it?.

Now, if you add a semi-precious stone to the neck, that's a whole different story. ;)
I have always found metal Links slower responding than similar faced rubber equivalents. Ralph Morgan wrote a six page article discussing the different response levels/characteristics of mouthpiece material. In his ads for his line of mouthpieces, Ralph claims a certain percentage more of volume and harmonics for rubber over metal. It's all about FEEL.
 
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