Chief of Stuff
EDIT: I've split this thread into two, all the stuff pertaining to the previous passaround is now on the other thread. This thread is for info.
Yes i can see how many people will like it for it's versatile playing,sound.It's a great jazzy piece.Yes i am a very loud player,cant help it.I do jazz duo gig's with just guitar and i play soft for them but once i with some band the eye's close and off i go,plug your ear's you been warned.I've watched your videos before Dave and I can see why it's not for you. (Nice altisimo by the way) I also try to tone things down a bit and so quite liked the PPT. I did find it to be quite versatile though.
****, I feel such a wuss. I thought I played loud with my vintage Brilhart Levelair, but the PPT when it got to me was way noisier - but also very versatile and with very good control at the low end. Altissimo is harder work but that's on only an hours aquaintance. Not sure about the aesthetics of the "bronzite" but then aesthetics have got nowt to do with whether it's any good or not. Otherwise, very impressed and could easily envisage a wallet-opening moment.Yes i can see how many people will like it for it's versatile playing,sound.It's a great jazzy piece.Yes i am a very loud player,cant help it.I do jazz duo gig's with just guitar and i play soft for them but once i with some band the eye's close and off i go,plug your ear's you been warned
Very nice - so many boring black mouthpieces around already, why would you add to them?
:shocked:They all probably hated it.
Not really, I don't notice a sound difference, at least no more than you might get from a different reed or ligature position. I do feel the Onyxite gives back a nicer response though, but that could be just my imagination. But I do intend to do some soundfiles of the Onyxite anyway.Are the sound-file samples you have on the site still the originals or the new material or is there not enough of a sound difference to re-do?
Possibly just a trick of the light. I think a very slight extra depth was put into the beak after the first batch though. This was due to some translucency where the beak was very thin. It was not an issue, I rather like it, but Ed thought it best to just build it up very slightly as people don't expect that with a mouthpiece.Hi Pete,
On the original (Blue) PPT there looked to be a step between the body and the beak of the mouthpiece, I don’t recall seeing that design feature on the Bronzite and it doesn’t appear on the Onyxite either was I imagining it?
Pete, do you ever fluff a note? Great playing, and a great sound.
..and the waiting is over. I received my Onyxite PPT 8* yesterday and couldn't be more pleased! I slipped it on the horn and out came the sound I've been wanting to produce for years but couldn't quite make happen. EVERY NOTE up and down the horn speaks clear and full and the bottom end is to die for! Granted I've only played it for maybe 45 minutes so stay tuned but I don't think my enthusiasm will change. It's just too good. I'd been playing RPC 115B, Vandoren V16 T77 and I have Bergs, Dukoffs, Guardalas, etc. so I'm not comparing it to a Yamaha 4C, theses are all great mp's with great reps but every one (to me) seemed to offer something but lack something else. The PPT may not be for everyone but it appears my sound concept for the sax is very similar to Pete/Ed's because I wouldn't change a thing! :welldonePete -Wow, had a look at the onyxite, beautiful! I've always liked the look of ivory and I'm glad I have one on order, can't wait!