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 Vito V-40 vs 7214
Author: pplateau 
Date:   2007-09-15 18:07

Any thoughts ? I just repadded a V-40 but don't think I like it as well as the 7214 (I regularly play and R-13 and the 7214 seems to "fit" my hand better)

Can you tell the diff between the two?

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 Re: Vito V-40 vs 7214
Author: BobD 
Date:   2007-09-16 11:07

I also play the same trio regularly. Although there can be differences in construction between the two Vitos I don't really find any discernable differences in their playability or how they feel. The same applies to the Pete Fountain plastic Vito which I also play. They are all good horns.....but still don't equal the R13.

Bob Draznik

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 Re: Vito V-40 vs 7214
Author: Ken Mills 
Date:   2007-09-17 21:47

I bought my Vito V-40 in 2003 March shortly before they became no longer produced. I use soft reeds so I thought that it sounded too flat. But at least it is more amenable to shortening the barrel quite a lot and retaining good intonation while going over the break and also throughout without too much undercutting of various toneholes. This is because of the cylinder style of bore, I suppose. Get a custom barrel that is shaped like a cone that gets bigger as it goes downward to really get the most direct kind of emmision of the lower clarion bell tones; but I always like to do that on any other instrument too.

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