Topic: trying out new EH bocals---
Not sure which category this belongs in, so I will put it here. I am in the process of trying out new bocals for my Fox 555 English horn. It came with the Fox 2 XL bocal, which plays nicely and in tune through most of the register, but I am looking for better response up high--- the extreme upper register is really "squinky".
I am trying out a Dallas #2 and a Hininker B12-12 (I think, don't remember #s as I type this). My problem is, I really can't notice an appreciable difference over my Fox bocal-- at least I don't think I can. That's the problem- I can't tell if it's just me trying harder and getting better results over-all, or what. The bocals are expensive enough to not want to buy one if I can't really tell the difference.
How much difference did an upgrade bocal make for you? Was it an appreciable difference (very evident), or does one just gain a little extra performance at the margin?
I hope I'm not too confusing here. I just want to know how much difference to expect from one bocal to the other, so I can tell if I need to keep trying out more bocals for the added edge.