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jeremyjuicewah

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Not had best of luck lately. Packing away last Tuesday I must have dropped my Otto Link Tone Master, the gold metal job, cos when I turned my bag out today, its not there. I really really loved that mpc and it wasn't cheap. It seems to me they have gone up quite a bit since I bought it, too.

I need to replace it with something as mellow and warm as that was. If I can find a second hand one I will buy the same again but if not I don't think I want to spend that much money on a new one.

Has anyone tried those long, silver Otto Link ones? I am pretty sure they are call RG? Or, does anyone have any ideas for warm, mellow mpc that wont set me back 250 quid? I use a Jumbo Java and a very cheap plastic one that I like with a very close tip if I think I am going to play low down. But the Otto Link had its place too and I wish I had it back.

Cheers Mike
 

Nick Wyver

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That's tough. Mellow mouthpieces are not really my thing but if I do want a bit less of the usual edge I go for the Francois Louis (T 285 SP) - nice sound.
 

jeremyjuicewah

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The Francois Louis looks like a good bit of gear. But its priced about where you would expect, and not at all easy to get hold of. None on e bay that will ship out of the US. In fact there isn't a great deal available at all in the 1-200 $ bracket. I expect something will come up. I think I need to revisit my other mpcs, maybe the Runyon, but I don't remember that as a warm and mellow one. I do remember it as a very very loud one, will try it out tomorrow.
 

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The Java might suit you? less edge than the Jumbo, and reasonable price too
 

ProfJames

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Not had best of luck lately. Packing away last Tuesday I must have dropped my Otto Link Tone Master, the gold metal job, cos when I turned my bag out today, its not there. I really really loved that mpc and it wasn't cheap. It seems to me they have gone up quite a bit since I bought it, too.

I need to replace it with something as mellow and warm as that was. If I can find a second hand one I will buy the same again but if not I don't think I want to spend that much money on a new one.

Has anyone tried those long, silver Otto Link ones? I am pretty sure they are call RG? Or, does anyone have any ideas for warm, mellow mpc that wont set me back 250 quid? I use a Jumbo Java and a very cheap plastic one that I like with a very close tip if I think I am going to play low down. But the Otto Link had its place too and I wish I had it back.

Cheers Mike
I have one of these and am quite pleased with it. Check Dawkes stock or email them as the RG did not sell well I believe. I got mine new from Dawkes for around £100
 
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I recently bought a Jody Jazz HR* for those mellow moments.
Great tone and in your price range.
 

jeremyjuicewah

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Reading all your posts, thanks for the response. I am going down to the factory this afternoon to make some noise and am taking all my cobwebby tenor mpcs with me to try them. I don't think any of them will do or why would I have bought the Otto Link? Certainly not because it looked so nice, and the box was cool. No, no way. Anyway, see what I get out of this afternoon. I have a Selmer D that I recall being most underwhelmed with but I also have a Soundman and the Runyon Quantum. Will update.
Thanks all
Mie
 

jeremyjuicewah

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Well that was fun. A 1000m2 empty factory with 30m ceiling. I went back over my Selmer D, my Soundman 5, my Quantum 8 and my big surprise, the Sharkbite 6. All of them are much better than I recall, or maybe I am a bit better than I used to be. The Selmer is quite smooth, bit bland maybe and without the rich tone of my old Link. The Soundman is fine, not as free as I like and maybe a bit dull too. The Quantum is great, with the baffle its a real beast, without its really cool, but an 8 tip is a bit too much for me for all round stuff. The Sharkbite, a 20 quid mpc, compares well with all of them. I wondered at first just what I had been looking for when I put all these mpcs to bed and kept on shopping. I think it was just what I got, the Otto Link. So I am going to stay with the Soundman and the Sharkbite till I can feel ok about spending on another Tonemaster. It was an interesting afternoon.

Thanks for the tips,
Mike
 

kevgermany

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Runton tips are relatively narrow compared to links. Go by what's comfortable to play, not the number
 

jeremyjuicewah

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As I recall the Runyon 8 tip is about the same as the 7 that my Otto Link was, but the Runyon is definitely harder for me to control than the Link was. Next one I will probably go down to 6 or even 5*. Has to wait though, well, at least another week till I used to the idea.
 

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Probably because it`s not just the tip width which determines controllability , a more significant facor is the Lay , if that is steep then the piece will be a lot harder to control withiout Jaws of steel . I thought I`d never be able to play an 8* but the PPT`s gentle lay slope makes it an easy blow, fantastically controllable and capable of considerable dynamic range .
 

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Runyon's usually have fairly easy facings, but the small chamber and higher baffle will definitely make it very different to the Link. I've got a few different Runyons, they're all well made and play ok, but they're not at all like my Link Tone Edge. If I was used to playing the Link I'd find the Runyons difficult to adjust to, going from a large chamber to small is quite a difference.
Runyon seem to have stopped making a lot of their products, rumours abound of them laying off staff, so I don't know if they'll ever be available again
I'd stick with the Sharkbite and see how you get on, or until you can get another Link or one of the many other Link type mouthpieces being made these days - almost every mouthpiece manufacturer has some variation on a Link, often improved in some way, but it all depends on what you can get your hands on.
 

Nick Wyver

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Runyon's are dead easy to blow. I've got a Quantum 16 and it's very easy to blow and control.
 

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