Posted by Klaus on April 01, 2002 at 15:47:56:
In Reply to: Re: sound optimization posted by Skeptic on April 01, 2002 at 13:04:16:
Denting and hammered un-denting might change the stiffness to the harder side. Brightening the sound.
Metal fatigue from abuse might act in the opposite direction.
The energy transferred to the metal at nodal points might also induce metal fatigue.
The summ might be marginal The major "breaking-in" effect always is on the human side of the mouthpiece.