Leon...initially (in the shop), I didn't like it because it seemed to be a bit less focused than the brass neck. However, I decided to try it as I was having Dave order a brass replacement neck (don't ask how my old brass neck got bent!) and I didn't want to be without a horn while I was waiting for it. Once I got the bronze neck home and really spent some time playing on it, I really began to dig the slightly darker and richer (more vintage) sound......especially in the lower register! Also, I noticed that I seemed to be able to put a bit more air through the horn, which I like! When my brass neck finally came in, I tried it once or twice..after that, it's been sitting in my instrument closet ever since! I had a similar experience with the alto neck though not as pronounced as on tenor!
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