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Anyone know which MPs he used please? (just listening to Hot house album)
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I heard he used open HR Links and hard reeds. Not sure which design era but to me it does not matter since the tips were like .090"-.100" and the reeds were 4-5.
 

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Very open HR Otto Links (#12 I believe). They were a transitional type piece. Someone recently posted a photo comparing 3 otto link models and one of them was the same type as Lacy's.
http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?164080-Soprano-Otto-Lnks
Check www.sopranoplanet.com - Joe had a photo of Lacy's mouthpiece on his website. He had three of these made for him and used them for the last 30yrs (approx) of his life.
The reeds he used were soft - 1.5

I've seen photo's from earlier in his career and he was playing a Slant Sig Link as well as Selmer Soloist - HR and Metal.
 

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Indeed, Steve played a fairly rare Otto Link Tone Edge, smaller than the modern ones.

The reeds were either # 1 1/2 or # 1 Marca Superiere.

Here's a link to pics of both Steve's last horn and his mouthpiece and ligature: http://www.sopranoplanet.com/2010 LACY HORN.htm


Check this thread for great pictures that show the real difference between Steve's Link type and other Links. The real square chamber Link is the same size as a modern Link, for reference. Steve's style is the one in the middle

http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?164080-Soprano-Otto-Lnks&p=1723039#post1723039
 

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Just another quick observation to share: I have had about 6 of those "Lacy" style Links through here, including Steve's and the one I play.

Each of them had that "racetrack oval throat" but every one of them was a bit different in shape- some were rounder, some were narrower, some were more square (but not nearly square in reality). And each had a slight but real difference in the way it played.

BTW, the workmanship on Steve's piece, done at the Link factory, was beautiful in every respect. There was obviously a lot of time and care given to making Steve's pieces. I only saw the last of his Links, which makes me wonder about the others, if he chose to play the others over that last one. And the last one is a gem!

What were the others like?
 

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No matter what Joe we all know it was Steve behind that Otto Link that was the driving force and a sound to remember always.
 

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Very good thanks for asking it's like a sound that reveals itself more and more when you dig into it. very crystal clear with a touch of edge when you give it a push, it has tone for days.. i tell ya.
 
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