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 Re: Aftermarket Bell
Author: jonathan.wallaceadams 
Date:   2018-03-05 19:03

Very recently, I sent my instrument to a technician and we found no leaks in the lower joint. The "response" I was referring to its relative ease of playing and the vibrancy of its tone in comparison to the notes around it. The effort I experience playing B is strange as every other note on my horn (except for select altissimo, but that's another issue) is fairly free-blowing when my long B is sluggish.

I use aftermarket barrels because they give me different colors to my sound and different responses that can either let me loose or keep me in check.
for example, my Behn barrel (which I love) is free blowing and focused, letting the lows resonate and the highs whisper with ease. This gives me a brighter palette for me to work with.
My Moba, however, is something I use whenever I might not have complete security in my sound or reed on a certain day. It stabilized my altissimo and "darkens my air".
I change barrels in certain conditions, just like I change my reeds. My stock barrel gave me a sound and an unbalanced feel which wasn't to my liking.

I'll experiment with the suggestion that Jdbassplayer gave which was to pull out my stock bell and Brad's suggestion with the new fingering. I'm excited to try them out!

I'm sorry for my ignorance on the topic and my lack of response over the last few days. I want to know what I can do to get the best ease of playing possible. I know that most problems take time for me to work out on my own through carefully thought out practice, and flexibility, but I wanted to learn what aftermarket bells do to your playing and if they could ease my problem.

Thank you for your time and responses.

Just an aspiring student.
Buffet Tradition
Mpc.: Hawkins "G", Barrel: Moba, Reeds: Reserve 3.5+

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