Posted by Rick Denney on October 01, 2001 at 11:28:47:
In Reply to: Why is it.... posted by Chuck(G) on September 30, 2001 at 11:42:55:
Too bad you are so far from Doug Elliott. I solved a number of the worst intonation problems on my (your) York Master, which is a similar instrument in lots of ways, by repairing the improper receiver taper and selecting a mouthpiece with the proper backbore and insertion. Not only was the sound better, but the intonation was MUCH better--within ten cents or so without manipulations. That's better intonation than any group I play in, heh, heh.
You will recall that before those repairs, only the Wick 1 would provide manageable intonation on that instrument. The mouthpiece does matter, and more with some horns than others. The adjustible cup won't help if the backbore isn't properly shaped, or so it seems to me.
Rick "thinking that BBb's with THAT sound are as likely to have problems as C's with THAT sound" Denney