I always played a SM3 on my euphonium (Prestige and more recently a Geneva Symphony). People always commented on me having a big sound. Now i've played the last few concerts on the Wick 4AL and I'm getting more and more compliments on my sound being beautifull / warm / and singing.
The strange thing is that when I'm playing i feel that the SM3 produces a more resonant sound. My audience tells me the complete opposite (including conductors and people who's opinion i really value). Recording myself doesn't really help because i feel it's difficult capturing the real euphonium sound on a recorder.
Does anyone of you have the same experience?