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I was wondering if the original owners of theo Wanne Amma metal tenor pieces are still using them and what do you still like about them? they first came out in 2007 so there must be plenty of opinions on these fantastic mouthpieces. i tried one and really like the power,eveness, tone and huge bottom end with the nice intonation.
 

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I bought one early on and don't use it anymore. It has a great sound but I found a few other pieces gave me the sound with a better feel. I never felt connected with it.
 

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Gee that is too bad westcoastbop i was hoping for more diverse good news on this particular Theo Wanne piece. the one i tried after changing the ligature position and with the darker reed plate sounded the same if not better to a Florida Otto Link STM. that opened my eyes and ears quite a bit since i wasn't expecting that but i gues the real test is trying an original Florida STM to know for sure. with money in my pocket i would love to try an original New York Otto Link Super Tone Master with the serial numbers, dreaming don't cost me a penny right?
 

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A bit late to this thread, but....
I tried an Amma at Kesslers and loved it....didn't buy it cuz of the price. But I saved my pennies and picked a used one up here. It wasn't the same....I finally sold it. I'm not sure if I'd have felt the same about the one that I connected with in Vegas; I'm willing to try it from "new" with a good trial session among many pieces with many reeds. I think the newest one sounds promising too....one day, one day....
 

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Thanks for that jazaddict. i wonder if the one Amma you tried at Kessler's could have been new old stock from the original batch made in 2007?
I was told by Theo and Spooner those first ones had some handwork done to all the rails and baffle so they are a bit different than later revised versions.
The newer Amma's are suppose to have a thicker sound maybe from what i hear but i am happy with mine for sure it's a number 20 of the first 200.
I also enjoy the different lig positions besides the tone plates it really changes the tone quality quite a bit and just produces more variations of it.
Don't feel bad about not getting one yet because i waited till a few months ago to get mine and i had to trade up for it, i just got lucky.
 
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