I was recently asked if the long sustained tones and instant, loud, percussive pop of the pad work on a Conn Transitional tenor I Overhauled were the result of the Single Post Construction on that horn. The implication being that a horn with Ribbed Construction would inherently resonate less.
It is a good and valid question.
The answer is no. The pop of your pads is in indication of the seal of the pads. It is an indication of the level of
Here are two videos that you can compare back to back. The first is of a 1965 Mark VI with Ribbed Construction
In comparing these two videos I honestly think the Selmer, with the Ribbed Construction, has the longer sustain. But since I have a thing for Conns, I like the pop of the Conn better still.