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Author Topic: What's the difference between dark & bright sound & your preference ?  (Read 1441 times)

Offline samsa

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Is a dark sound have the warm/swabe tone and bright sound have the rock type like have a little distorted/reverb tone ?

Please share your ideas & preferences... Thanks !



Offline dingricon

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Re: What's the difference between dark & bright sound & your preference ?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 01:04:39 AM »
Darker sound  is achieved if you use mouthpieces w/ no baffle or less...,common sa mga ebonite, hard rubber mouthpieces...(but not all..)
Use in classical, and some jazz music...

Brighter sound if you're using metal mpcs like Beechler, Arb, Dukoff ,most  metal pieces have baffle... . .but not all ....

Think about the sound of David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Warren Hill as examples of bright tone...

Charlie Parker, Cannonball - for darker 

Kenny G - too bright (soprano sax)


I'm using Dukoff/ARB on my alto sax  -w/c is more of contemporary/bright tone
but on soprano - dukoff (bright) and a cannonball mpc (dark)
tenor - Custom link by Phil Barone (bright, for it was customized w/ baffle)

so if you plan on playing w/ a jazz, funk,rock band, you need a brighter mouthpiece but if you're playing classical or w/ concert band,even  big band darker mouthpiece is highly recommended... 

 :-D :-D :-D

Offline dingricon

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Re: What's the difference between dark & bright sound & your preference ?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 01:48:17 AM »
some horns also are darker than others.. like Conn,it's darker than selmer or any brand...also those with bigger bells get darker sound.....

BTW, brighter mpcs doesn't have reverb........

Mouthpieces w/ higher baffle (common on metal ) have sound that is edger ,fuzzer, spread, more harmonics, .......

darker mouthpieces get more focus,full, warmer sound........ :wink: :wink:

cge po.....................

Offline samsa

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Re: What's the difference between dark & bright sound & your preference ?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 05:51:38 PM »
Thank you for the tips Sir Dingricon.

I still go for hard rubber mouthpiece for soft music lang.