I think SYOS call this Coral Neon. Not quite orange, not quite red. Somewhere in between. I don't have any trouble lining up the reed
First impressions: The table is long enough to allow the entire length of the reed to fit along it. The ligature holds it firmly, and the cap is like the Silverstein Omnicap. The material feels rough like the outside of a Rico Metalite. There are some ridges inside the large chamber and no smooth surfaces.
I'll review the sound once I can get to a studio, probably next weekend. It's the James Arben model in an 8*, and looks like a high rollover baffle. I'm looking forward to playing it.
OK, I spent a good two hours practising today. The new mouthpiece fitted onto my saxophone neck without any sanding of the cork or PTFE tape required, so I'd say the bore diameter is pretty standard. When moving it on the cork the ligature would turn, so I'll probably be using a different ligature with this. A Rovner Star Series for hard rubber tenor mouthpieces fitted nicely. I went through my sampler pack of D'Addario and Vandoren reeds and settled on a Vandoren Java Green number 3. The tips of all of the reeds matched the curve on the tip of the mouthpiece.I had to go look at the order, mine is deep magenta. I agree I like the ligature. In fact I ordered two others in bright colors to use with black mouthpieces, thew work great.
We're all anxious to hear about what you think of the sound and playability.
Given the infinite possibilities, a visit to their shop is in order...Of course, I need to try those mouthpieces to validate or not those impressions.
It's kind of like buying cars to non drivers!
I've seen them in person, and they have advisers they seem very familiar with and that can play
(I think it is some joke; shop lasted the space of one morning)It's kind of like buying cars to non drivers!
Or having a vegetarian butcher...
Hard to describe.
In France you may have some good choice, including our very Phil Tone.@aldevis yes that can take some time to make a true opinion on something. I play a Lebayle LRII 8* MPC on my tenor since three years, I love it but only realize since a few months that altissimo is hard to play at times, especially with Legere Signature after a while, making this MPC unreliable for live situations especially (never had really true difficulty with that register before on other MPC). So I’m searching slowly for something else, as I don’t like to change my sax gear at all.