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Pete Thomas

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A Rampone & Cazzani Two Voices saxello
 

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kevgermany

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Will make a nice partner for the tenor!
 

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We've had one of these in at the shop.. lovely it was!
 

maxortensi

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Great horn!
Its only problem is the price


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maxortensi

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R: A little something from Frankfurt

yesterday i had the Great pleasure to meet Mr Pete Thomas, exchanging a few words and tested a baritone ppt
It's really a Great mpc with a wonderful tone and projection.
Unfortunately i only play metal, otherwise i'd get one immediately
 

milandro

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well, Pete has had some metal mouthpieces too in the pipeline so..........

Today the circus will come to an halt. I am looking forward to some extensive reports. I wonder if Pete has had much time to go around the fair this time that he was involved on the other side of the counter.
 

maxortensi

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R: A little something from Frankfurt

Ok I'll start with some report.
Disclaimer: everything i write is my in opinion, what is true fir me might be false for you

I tasted ALL available baritones with the exceptions of those i previously tested.
A slid winner came out hands out and is rampone & cazzani r1 jazz
It's the only one with a huge sound like old conns or kings but with modern mechanics (action) and descendant to A
Only baritones i hoped to test and weren't available are keilwert and cannonballs
The only one that was good for me might(but r1 is better) was the system 54..
All the rest was way way back
Yamaha (tested previously ) are wonderful for action but the sound is too soft for me
Big disappointments were the Yanis: terribly heavy,good action but no sound, it was like playing with a mute silencer !!!!

I also played some bari mpcs (all metal except the ppt)
I currently play a jody jazz dv ny 8
I tried the dv 9 and fell in love, i had to buy it:beer:
 

maxortensi

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Writing from handy, and sent too soon
Still on bari mpcs

I also tested the handmade guardala and didn't like it at all

I tried the lar ripamonti soloist and it was nice

Tested the durga and there's no competition with jody it's pretty thin and with really less projection. That's Funny because on tenor the durga outplays the dv
 

maxortensi

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R: A little something from Frankfurt

On the tenor side :

I tested the mantra.
It's really beautiful and a pleasure to touch, but that's all.
Got some nice feelings only when played with the ambika

Mpcs(all metal)
I currently own jody jazz dv , dv ny and dv chi
Theo wanne ambika , a Florida,and a stm ny
I previously owned many others
And i started playing only 4 years ago
So yes, i'm really a dangerous GAM affected

Yesterday i tested a few missing :
Bari cyclone: a big disappointment
As i couldn't get a nice note from it. I don't like bari mpcs but i can play them. I tried a 7*, and moved to an 8 but i mostly got whirp and whistles
Then i tested Navarro mpcs and they felt wonderful
The bahia is ok in the lower octave and become poetry when you go higher
The maestra is way better (tone wise ) in the lower octave but is only nice in the higher octave
I couldn't afford buying them both, so i got the bahia.
Important note: they have much more resistance than usual mpcs, I usually play 7* or 8 (8* for jody) but with Navarro i felt at ease with a 7
 

Stephen Howard

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Big disappointments were the Yanis: terribly heavy,good action but no sound, it was like playing with a mute silencer !!!!
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Pete and I blew an amazing Yani bari at Frankfurt last year - can't remember what model it was (solid silver perhaps?) but the price was breathtaking.
It's the first Yani bari that's ever really impressed me in terms of tone and response.

Cheers,
 

Pete Thomas

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Re: R: A little something from Frankfurt

9937 I believe.
 

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Re: R: A little something from Frankfurt

Were Legere reeds at Frankfurt and is there any news on a Signature reed for baritone ? When I contacted them about two years ago they were "working on it" and it was expected to be released shortly after the Signature for soprano sax.

Rhys
 

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Re: R: A little something from Frankfurt

I tasted ALL available baritones with the exceptions of those i previously tested.
A slid winner came out hands out and is rampone & cazzani r1 jazz
It's the only one with a huge sound like old conns or kings but with modern mechanics (action) and descendant to A

Horses for courses...

When I tried one I thought it was dreadful.

I'll stick with Yanags.

I agree about the Jody Jazz DV9 even though I play on a PPT now.
 

milandro

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are there really no pictures of Frankfurt? I’ve asked on SOTW and nobody came up with any visual info, in this day and age I would expect , at the very least, someone to have made at least some shots with a telephone!
 

maxortensi

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yes and (sadly) no.

I asked the same question and they told me that salesmen are pushing in order to have them available by the end of this year.
Suggested me to send a lot of emails asking for them so that they're even more pushed
 

Pete Thomas

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Re: R: A little something from Frankfurt

Ok I'll start with some report.
Disclaimer: everything i write is my in opinion, what is true fir me might be false for you

I tasted ALL available baritones with the exceptions of those i previously tested.

Did you try the Longkou Jinyin?
 

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