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Posted on 19/12/08 2:38:33 PM
nosaxyet
 

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Sort-list of soprano saxes
Guys and Galls

I am progressing nicely with the new tenor and in anticipation of finally shifting my altos I am starting to look at sopranos.

So where do I start? Cost is less of an issue as if it costs more than I have I will delay the purchase.

What should I consider?

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Posted on 19/12/08 3:58:28 PM
griff136
 

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Re: Sort-list of soprano saxes
if money is not an issue

1st choice Yanagisawa

2nd choice Yamaha

3rd selmer

I also prefer one piece sops rather thatn the one with detachable crooks.



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Posted on 19/12/08 10:22:07 PM
peedee
 

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If money is an issue, then the Bently I've got seems to do the biz, as far as i can tell with my limited experience anyway. Dunno where you can get one though

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Posted on 19/12/08 10:46:10 PM
tommapfumo
 

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Bauhaus Walstein no question - are you after a straight or curved one. Buy yourself a BW and save 1000+. It does seem close enough to the Yanagisawa S992 that many have difficulty telling the difference.

With the money left you could get a BW Alto and BW Baritone and become executive member of the BW Owners Club.

Having played a Tenor for the last 8 months I could no way sell my Alto - still my favourite

Good luck whatever you do
Tom

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Posted on 20/12/08 08:29:23 AM
suethesax
 

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IMHO definitely Yani SC992

It's like a baby alto and I find it a dream to play also the intonation is pretty good for a sop

Whatver you choose I hope you enjoy it

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Posted on 21/12/08 06:53:08 AM
nachoman
 

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TomMapfumo wrote:


With the money left you could get a BW Alto and BW Baritone and become executive member of the BW Owners Club.

I though their baritones were an urban myth?



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Posted on 21/12/08 09:25:15 AM
tommapfumo
 

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Do try a Rampone & Cazzani Saxello high quality handmade Italian saxes as supplied by sax.co.uk. You'd have something unique then

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Posted on 21/12/08 6:17:23 PM
thomsax
 

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New sopranos: Yanagisawa and Selmer get my votes. But there is lots of other good new sopranos.

Modern soprano (post war): Selmer MkVI (high prices).

Vintage sopranos: Buescher, Martin, Conn are good if you can stand the ergonimics and the intonation comparing to a new or modern soprano.

My little baby is a straight silver Beuscher mod LP122 from 1928. The body is in satin/frosty silver and the keys are blank polished. Goldplated inside the bell. Plays good with original mpc's or simular. I don't use my Beuscher -28 that much. A collector sax. I know a player who has a set of straight Bueshers (soprano and alto with tip bell) in a double case. He has promised me to be the first one to know the day he is ready part from his saxes. I also have a Conn -25 std. Nice tone, but poor ergonics and hard to get a long with a modern mpc.

Thomas





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Posted on 21/12/08 10:41:25 PM
pjonah
 

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I though their baritones were an urban myth?


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Col9 has an Urban myth and it plays great, although I believe it to be a prototype. Certainly if the full production model is as good it'll be better than the anything else in its price bracket.

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