Posted by Doug Elliott on December 26, 2003 at 20:08:19:
In Reply to: Sovereign Euph. Intonation & mouthpiece? posted by Jim Williams on December 26, 2003 at 13:25:23:
If I had as Besson to play I might have an answer for you, but I'm not that familiar with different euphs and their specifics. Some aspects of mouthpiece design can definitely help or hurt that sort of intonation issue, but when it's just a single note or harmonic like that, it's an instrument design problem. If you like the sound it gets, realize that that same design is what contributes to the sound quality because it suppresses that harmonic area of the sound since there's no reinforcement of the in-tune harmonics there. Even if a mouthpiece could correct the prtoblem, it would therefore make the horn sound less "Besson-like," and there's no way around that.