Posted by Klaus on April 12, 2002 at 18:45:36:
In Reply to: Re: Re: low register articulation posted by tubajake on April 12, 2002 at 18:22:48:
Ihave done the reamings, here suggested by Dr. Young, with hand tools. One of these a modified smoking pipe reamer. Very cheap.
My experience with opened up backbores say:
Much freer blowing.
Much fuller sound.
Much more control over intonation. One general drawback will be a relative flatness of the range around the 4th partial. Easily remedied by good breath support and a good embouchure.
Much freer top range. Again with the demands mentioned above.
Much increased demands on a clean articulation of tongued notes.
Very much increased demands on breath control in lower dynamics.
Much louder dynamics before breaking up.
Much less tolerance for a bad day.