Posted by Eb Help on July 12, 2003 at 19:21:30:
I've played B&H Sov Eb's for ages but am always on the look out for improvements.
Here's the deal-
*General sound/flexibility good and responds well to mouthpiece changes (Shallow & deep).
*I like the 3 + 1 set up!
*Stuffiness/lack of projection in lower (4th valve) register
*General ease of articulation not 'as' good as some piston 4+1 or rotary equivalents.
So if I was gonna switch Eb, is there an instrument like the B&H that is more open-blowing in general??
Hirsbrunner (expensive), Mirafone, Willson (expensive) come to mind - thoughts??
Are the newest of B&H Eb's a different blow; what about the one with the 17" Bell??