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I hadn't heard from Uncle Phil Barone lately and wanted to ask everyone what's the most important thing they've learned from Uncle Phil.

I will go first:

It's hard to beat an Otto Link STM on tenor and a Meyer for alto.
Not surprisingly, that's what I play now after a laborious case of GAS.
 

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Thangs I learnt from Uncle Phil:

Take in more (much more) mouthpiece and the added tone and control will come with practice.
 

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i learned one of his necks on my 82Z alto sounds better and. has better intonation than any yamaha I've played.
 

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How about an Otto Link Tone Edge on tenor and a Meyer on alto?

hgiles said:
I hadn't heard from Uncle Phil Barone lately and wanted to ask everyone what's the most important thing they've learned from Uncle Phil.

I will go first:



Not surprisingly, that's what I play now after a laborious case of GAS.
 

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dirty said:
Bergs suck. :D
The quote, I believe is, 'I spit on them'.:D
 

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It's not the mouthpiece, it's how you play it.

Then again, it might be the mouthpiece. ;)

It's not so much that I've learned, but refreshed some of my conceptions on in more mouthpiece, using the (as I call it) "smile" embouchure, and practicing on the mouthpiece alone.

Though I've known all these things for a while, it has helped to have them up front. And the way he described and detailed certain exercises has haelped a lot.
 

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I'm sorry but... This "Uncle Phil" thing is kinda creepy :shock:

Let's change it to "Brother Phil" or something like that :cool:


Yeah it is... I got weird thoughts about a guy who lures you to his house with promises of Mouthpiece refacing/custom work.:D
 

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Yeah it is... I got weird thoughts about a guy who lures you to his house with promises of Mouthpiece refacing/custom work.:D
Hey.. Most of those rumors are completely untrue. And Uncle Phil has already paid his dept to society for the ones that are true. So we should move on and not talk about it anymore. :shock:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 

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Other Uncle Phils

When I first saw this post, I thought you were referring to "Uncle Phil" of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
 

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ponzel customs sucks too. after all it was my post he spat on! (dirty-you really need to try one of these on bari!)
 

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...playing Rico Jazz Select is very important.
Switched to RJS filed 2 hard and have been very happy with the change. I'm guessing the reed tip matches my refaced Link similar to Phil's pieces.
 

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tjontheroad said:
I'm sorry but... This "Uncle Phil" thing is kinda creepy :shock:

Let's change it to "Brother Phil" or something like that :cool:
I think that sounds like a wierd cult thing.

I learned that it doesn't pay to be the "Ferrari of mouthpieces".
 

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The tone production stuff.
 

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I learned that when looking for a new mouthpiece, one of the most important things to keep in mind is what mouthpiece you've BEEN playing on & what you are already accustomed to.
 
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