Hi Roger,I am going to try the Mpc Cafe NY, next, and will report my findings....
Persevere with it matey. I just love the DV NY and I only use the ultra thin plastic pad that comes with the mp. It's lasting well though I looked at the cost of replacements from JJ and the shipping cost is $30! Still when my step daughter goes to live in the US later this month I will get her to send me some. I've not found any as thin over here.I don't know why Jody recommends a harder reed with the DV...it certainly didn't work for me. It's a lovely mpc, and a lot better now that....on teacher's advice... I have removed the thick rubber pad....it has a very tough thin transparent one anyway and I think the rubber one 'gets in the way'.
But it's just a tiny bit 'raucous' for the 'sweet ballad sound' I'd like to attain.....(at a time when it appears so many are looking for a bright, cutting sound!)
My latest 'best combination' seems to be the DV with Superial DC #2.5 reeds....these (expensive) reeds do seem nice, but I find they do need the recommended 'breaking-in period'.
It's very nice, Chris...not hugely different from the DV when I play it, just a bit 'warmer', I think.Hi Roger,
I'm hoping you've had enough time to form an opinion on your new mouthpiece, I'd love to know what you make of it.
All the best,
Hello Roger,It's very nice, Chris...not hugely different from the DV when I play it, just a bit 'warmer', I think.
Too soon still for a definitive opinion.
No danger..at the moment, ChrisHello Roger,
Great to hear that you're enjoying it.
Umm... Should you ever decide it's not for you... ;}
All the best,