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I normally play a MK VI tenor but I have had a YTS-62 for a couple of years.

I got it out for the first time in a long time and it seemed to be free blowing compared the the MK VI, even to the point that I sort of sounded wild on it.

My thought is that the VI has a resistance to which I have become accustomed and that I will need to develop some discipline not to overblow the Yamaha.

Anyone else with similar experience or a useful perspective on this issue?
 

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JD, I play a 70xxx Selmer and have a YTS-62 as a spare. The Yamaha is definitely freer blowing than the Selmer (but not by much, the Selmer I picked up after 10 years of looking). When I need a little more punching power and a little less finesse I always pick up the Yamaha. Doing a latin gig tonight and the Selmer will be staying at home.

Jimmy.
 

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SaxyAcoustician said:
The one thing you should do is change reeds when you switch horns. The impedance will be different, thus requiring a different strength/cut reed.

Sometimes I think people put too much thought into stuff like this. Before the internet I didn't know people who switched reeds when they got a different horn, most just used the same mouthpiece and reeds they used on the other horn. Most of the better horn players I know aren't gearheads.
 

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This has been reported many times...I have heard it from cats who played with him...Coltrane used to carry around a bag of mouthpieces...
 
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