Date: 2022-05-22 22:58
"Andy - do I assume correctly that your Dynamic Hs tune well with the 66mm barrels?"
The reason that I don't play them is that, for me, they are out-of-tune with themselves -
It's hard to notice in any particular register & across the break [I guess I'm reasonably adept at automatically/subconsciously correcting pitch via embouchure on sax and clarinet ], but as soon as I try to play, for example, large 3 octave arpeggios, the highs & lows are noticeably out of tune with each other. I bought them to help me chase down that beautiful Pete Fountain sound, but am left disappointed - I will probably sell one & keep one.
It's possible that another player would learn to correct the pitch "automatically" after many months of exclusively playing the Dynamic H, and perhaps barrel adjustments and mouthpiece choices might help, but it's not my own current plan. I have a similar sized bore on my Selmer CT, but it plays in tune with itself a lot better, if not quite "perfectly".