Posted by Leland on September 01, 1999 at 23:14:31:
In Reply to: Re: Hirsbrunner mouthpiece posted by D.Graves on August 30, 1999 at 21:10:42:
I've got an M1 that I bought used, and it's pretty different from my Conn Helleberg (the "regular", not the 7B). It's noticeably shallower with a smaller throat. The man I bought mine from described it as being more similar to a Schilke Hell.-II, but I can't corroborate that one. Of the 4 mpc's I own (see also the "I wanna trade.." thread about a B&S 52 below), the M1 is by far the brightest-sounding, although not nearly as bright as, say, a Mirafone C4.
It plays very well, though, and it's good for times when the heaviness of my PT50 isn't wanted, or when I need a brighter sound and can't afford to blow my stones off the whole time.