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M/Pieces - Ligs PPT Tenor Hooligan (prototype) passaround

David Dorning

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Canadians no problem. Caption competition:

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What the puck is that Pierre?
 

Nick Wyver

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I've just taken delivery of a tenor PPT 10*.
First impressions are rather favourable. Unsurprisingly, it's rather like the 9* that I normally use but, I think, with a smidgen more oomph. The reeds I use on the 9* (VaVoz med, RJS 3M) feel a bit firmer so I might go down in strength to reduce the effort involved and brighten it up a bit. I think I've only got those reeds and harder so I may have to buy new ones :eek:. Notes above E4 pop out a little more easily so with a bit of luck I'll be able to outscream the guitarist. I've got a gig tomorrow so I'll give it a blast.
 

Pete Thomas

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I've just taken delivery of a tenor PPT 10*.
First impressions are rather favourable. Unsurprisingly, it's rather like the 9* that I normally use but, I think, with a smidgen more oomph. The reeds I use on the 9* (VaVoz med, RJS 3M) feel a bit firmer so I might go down in strength to reduce the effort involved and brighten it up a bit. I think I've only got those reeds and harder so I may have to buy new ones :eek:. Notes above E4 pop out a little more easily so with a bit of luck I'll be able to outscream the guitarist. I've got a gig tomorrow so I'll give it a blast.

What you have is the Semi-Hooligan
 

Ivan

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I have t'hooligan, but only a couple of short goes so far

Scarily open tip

I've used my go to reeds, RJS 2M and Plasticover 2.5. I'm a soft reed sort of a guy

First use and the highs are easier and overall more attack than my current favourite which is a metal PPT 8*

I haven't found the Hooligan to be louder than the 8*, which surprises me. Mind you I'm used to creating a piercing sound, louder even than a Ponzol, so maybe my technique should change for the 11
 

Jazzaferri

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I am interested in your thoughts the balance low to high as well Ivan
 

Ivan

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Well I tried to like the monster but I was unable to distinguish a difference in tone between it and my trusty PPT8*

Likesay my PPT 8* is plenty loud enough. The eleven was more difficult to play but without offering something new and exciting

I hope @Jazzaferri will find the magic that eluded me
 

Ivan

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...Oh and I tried the baritone reed trick and sounded like a duck

Clearly I dinnae have the skills to bring out the best in this rare behemoth
 

Jazzaferri

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Now That I know it's on the way I have to try and be patient....very likely I will fail....but Canada post excel at the snail mail thing so with luck it should be here by June.
 

Jazzaferri

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It arrived this morning

First impressions. I love the way the mouthpiece looks, and it is beautifully finished for a prototype. Fortunately had an old 2 screw Lig that fit. Spent about half an hour going back and forth between my 10MFan Boss and the Hooligan. Tried a 2 1/2 Bass Clarinet and 3 and 3 1/2 Tenor Sax Legere Signature Reeds.

Facing curve works well on all 3 no quackiness or other oddities. As expected the 3 is easier at this stage to go quietly down low but was a little more fussy on altissimo. A few hours of get to know are in order.

Sound wise my first impressions are its not quite as raspy as my Boss can be but offers a wider palette in the more civilized range of sax noises. I use a 10MFan Robusto for section work which is a great section mouthpiece.

Mid point of the soundscape of the PPT is between the two others. Time will tell, but I think the altissimo on Pete's piece is capable of being a little fuller if not overblown. Both Boss and PPT can shriek up there if pushed.

Again first impressions but I think the PPT Hooligan has the widest sound palette of any mpce I have played so far. Intonation on my SML Gold Medal 1 requires a wee bit less correction on the PPT than the Boss which indicates to me that the mpce and SML are a great match. Big bore horn and big open mpce.

Nicely free blowing which Suits my style. A few hours of long tones at the bottom and altissimo ends will tell the tale.

Oops forgot to add, it's nicely balanced across the range of the horn.
 

Ivan

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I'm pleased t'hooligan arrived at last

Royal Mail was right that it was 'overseas'

You're able to appraise that curvaceous piece better than I
 

Jazzaferri

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SIM going to go out tomorrow and see if I can find a decent Lig. I use a Silverstein on my Boss so I want to find something that fits that lets the Reed resonate a little better. Not sure if a difference is noticeable to others but I will feel better LOL

@Ivan ....the tip is indeed prett curvy. It's a very comfortable beak too, not too much of a mouthful.
 

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