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 Re: Nova mouthpiece ligature reed combo
Author: TomS 
Date:   2019-12-09 22:18

For me, the Evolution is just about as easy to control as the X0. The articulation is just as fast or maybe faster/cleaner. It plays like a closer MP ... but does not like Legere reeds, IMHO.

You gotta find the right reed for the Evolution, and surprisingly, the Reserve Classic and Evolution reeds seem to work better than the others. I suspect they were designed to compliment each other.

My Evolution had some burrs/flash left in the throat when I received it, and I had to take a jeweler's file to the MP. Also, be sure that the slot does not have a microscopically raised edge burr, you might need to take some 2000 grit sand paper and rub the facing over this.

I think with totally machine made stuff, you need to inspect/play and verify each one (hats off to Brad Behn). Machines hiccup when you aren't watching. I went to a music store to find a spare for my X0, only to find all 5 MPs in stock had radically different finishing to the tip rail ... all over the map. I was very surprised.

If I sold CRC made MPs, I'd offer a service to hand select and adjust each one.

In any case, give the Evolution MP another try. I love the compactness above the staff and ease of control in the altissimo. It's warm but with center and clarity.

My usual 3-cents.


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