Posted by David Gilbreath on October 01, 2001 at 19:19:34:
In Reply to: BBb vs. CC (C) - not the usual debate posted by Dan Mordhorst on September 30, 2001 at 15:21:24:
I studied under Rex Conner at the University of Kentucky from 1970-75 and played both horns. The BBb was a Meinl 25 and the CC was a Cerveny with four rotary valves (and about 10 miles of fishing line used in the linkage).
The only time I ever earned an "A" from Rex was the semester I played the CC. I used it in Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band and it had a nice bright sound. Part of this was due to the mouthpiece I used. It was a screwrim made for me by a professor in the UK Physics department.
The CC sounded great in the jazz group and it blended well whenever I played in the symphonic band. I have always thought that one should play on whatever one sounds best. However, the director may have a preference and perhaps that should be taken under advisement. Just play around see what you think.