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That is some good “Sound” advice you’ve been given to brighten your sound. Putting myself in your place, I would simply get a mouthpiece that brightened my sound. I would still hold on to the other mouthpiece and keep both in my arsenal, this way you can produce the sound needed for the music. I carry 3 different sized mouthpieces and choose which piece I need by the music that is going to be played. My lead piece never gets used in a church, and my big piece never gets used on a Big band Lead book, etc…..
Find the Arturo Sandoval interview on this site. On it he plays--on one horn and one mpc--dark, bright, etc., etc., showing it's in you. If your mpc does most things for you now, you don't need to change it. The earlier advice about mouth aperture, saying ah, and etc is right on. Experiment a little.
Conns: 2B ('48) 48B ('51) 58B ('32) 62B ('46 Pan Am) 80A ('53)
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