Plating: Sound Vs Feel

Posted June 22nd, 2009 by Christan Griego in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Many people swear that gold plating sounds darker than silver plating. I am not sure that this is true, but I do know that gold is a lot softer on the chops. Not only is it softer but it is a bit more smooth and so many people find this comforting.

Personally I grew up playing on silver plate and so I continue to. I like the feeling it provides at the point of contact and know that gold plate leaves me feeling a bit insecure with the anchor point.

While I do not think that either plating changes the sound enough to quantify. I do think it is worth taking note of which surface your face prefers to come in contact with. It could be your changing mouthpieces due to the plating choice and not the mouthpiece itself. Maybe…

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