Posted by John Swensen on October 19, 2001 at 17:33:16:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: OK, I did it - update posted by js on October 19, 2001 at 16:36:20:
I agree with most of what you say, but I have a couple of nits to pick.
First, the MegaTone Mouthpieces are not identical, internally, to the standard-weight mouthpieces. From page 10 of the Bach mouthpiece guide, under the section "Mega Tone Mouthpieces": "..., and a slightly larger throat affords less resistance and greater flexibility". Thus, it would seem, Jay's comparison is not, exactly, "apples-to-apples".
Second, the brass tubing I have measured is closer to 1/50" (.020") than 1/25"; this just makes your argument stronger.
John "even though I play Marcinkiewicz mouthpieces, I'm not sure all other Helleberg mouthpieces suck" Swensen