The feel of a backbore is sometimes described as the 'blow'. It can range from tight to open. A tight blow can boost the player's ability in the upper register. But too much increased resistance can stifle the sound and exhaust the lips. If you're playing a lot of high and technical parts (lead or solos), you may want to try a backbore with a tight feel. If you're gassing out to fast, you might need a more open backbore to relieve some of the resistance.
The sound of the backbore can range from focused to broad. This may be affected by the internal shape of the backbore, as well as the mass (light or heavy blank). If you need a lot of projection, such as for a solo or a performance in a large or crowded venue, you may want to try a focused backbore. If you're looking for a dark and blended sound, a broad sounding backbore is what you'll need.
Legends Brass has seven backbores to choose from. They are all available in both lightweight and heavyweight blanks. In every case, the lightweight blank isn't as efficient, making the sount a little more focused. The heavyweight will have a slightly broader sound. You're sure to find one perfect for your musical needs.
Legends "Manhattan" Backbore: Our tightest backbore. The Manhattan has great focus and nice resistance. It is specifically geared for the needs of players on those extended performances and all night gigs.
Legends "T" Backbore: A tight backbore with a lot of sizzle and focus. Similar in feel to a Warburton #4 to #5.
Legends "LA" Backbore: Our commercial backbore, perfect for studio musicians and those who want to be! This is a copy of a backbore designed by the legendary Johnny Madrid. This backbore's sound has great sizzle, core, and enhanced upper harmonics.
Legends "Vegas" Backbore: More open than the LA, but more focused than the S. Our customers find that this backbore has a nice blend of sizzle and core. Similar in feel to a Warburton #5.
Legends "S" Backbore: Our standard backbore, used on most of our mouthpieces. This backbore has been described as having a lot of core. Similar in feel to a Warburton #6 to #7.
Legends "O" Backbore: More open than the S, but tighter than the Chicago backbore. Our customers describe this backbore as dark, with a lot of core. Similar in feel to a Warburton #7 to #8.
Legends "CHICAGO" Backbore: Our most open backbore. Our customers describe this backbore's sound as dark and broad. Similar in feel to a Warburton #8 to #9.
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