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Mountain Ocarinas; Quality durable inline ocarinas
Topic Started: 20 Nov 2009, 04:02 PM (38,237 Views)
FrozenNorth
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This was recently posted in another thread:

>I got the MO PolyG in 2007. I have always disliked the sound....It is very loud so if you dont want to disturb neighbors/roommates forget it. It is very "shrill" for lack of a better word.<

My opinion of the Mountain Ocarina is not nearly so harsh, but I can appreciate what was said. I got C and G polycarb Mountain Ocarinas in 2006, and have never warmed up to them. I can't make the G sound pretty. When I play it, my internal critic says that it sounds like a toy. The lowest two notes on the C are "buzzy" and the tone doesn't fit with the rest of the notes, no matter how hard I try to use the right breath pressure. In short, I have played them off and on over the past 7 years, and a light never went on for me.

But, my objective is not to trash the MO, my technique is probably faulty and my expectations not realistic. I wanted to ask a more objective question. Are the MO's of 2013 in some regard better or different than the 2006 models I have? If I had new C and G polycarbs, would my experience be any different than my current experience?

Thanks to all who would reply.
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FrozenNorth
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I have no idea if this relates to Karl's "pro range" of ocarinas or not, but it is a public document, so there can be no offense in discussing it:

http://tinyurl.com/q2xykm9

If the link does not look, search for US patent number: 6,914,179
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