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Well as first on the list , I thought I`d start a new D'Addario Mouthpiece Passround Thread so we call can relay our opinions on these two Alto pieces ..
First thing I noticed was the lightness, admittedly I`ve not handled gazillions of Alto pieces like the rest of you but they feel lighter than other HRs and more like the weight of a decent plastic piece , they`ve got the authentic HR smell though so no mistaking what they`re made of . Finish is very good ..
I`ve had a quick blow on the YAS21 with two Rico Orange 2.5s (two because one is brighter than the other) and a Vandoren 2 . they`re both easy pieces to play, the 6 very much so, the lay doesn`t seem too steep and neither suffered the spottiness you can get with Links etc . from quick A:B the 7 seems to have a more open delivery , capable of peeling paint on a YAS21 with the overbright sample of the Rico 2.5, the 7 has more control too for me though not as much as the LAW Large chamber I have ..
I`ll post as I progess -...
It's about time the Cafe had it's own Blues thread. So here it is.
This is all about you and the Blues No complex jazz changes to challenge
the grey matter, no blistering tempo to change the arthritis . This is open
to ALL members to have a play with. There's NO melody to learn just make up
The backing can be downloaded from here "HoneyRose"
Don't worry the title is just a working title, you can title it what you like. The track has
x5 choruses with a two bar intro, the Key is Bb minor, the tempo is about 80ish.
The chords are.
ll Bbm l F7+ l
ll: Bbm l % l % l Bb7+ l
Ebm l % l Bbm l % l
Gb7 l F7 l Bbm l F7 :ll
Bbm l % ll
Feel free to post as many versions as you like, each time you find another way round
the track press record and share it on here. I know Pete and Aldevis will be joining in on...
The Jericho J6 "pass around" arrived a few weeks ago. I wanted to compare it to my recently acquired Jupiter 567-565 from 2006 and Yamaha YAS-275 from 2004. Oh, and the 60 year old LeBlanc VITO I picked up for a song a few weeks back.
From the left: Jericho; VITO; Yamaha; Jupiter
Unpacking the J6 from its sturdy backpack style case, it appeared to be a brand new "matt gold" model, and Robbie later confirmed it was unused. Not a "vintage" look, but a rather nice scratched/brushed gold under lacquer. I couldn't fault the finish although some of the key rod screw heads had been rather gnarled up during assembly which put me off a little. I queried these with Robbie and he said if I'd been a buyer he would have happily replaced these with perfect ones. So, well handled on the customer service front there. He also mentioned he doesn't set up review models specially. They're just sent out from off the...