- Calgary, AB
Would anyone care to chime in on whether a double bar on the low Bb and C keys provides any real benefit to playability or reliability? I see it as an advertising point frequently.
If it matters? I don't know. You have to play, if possible, the same sax model without double arms on the low tones. I think it was H.N. White company, King Super 20, that introduced the double arms on low C. In a sales broschure for King Super 20 they say; " The double arm on the low C key and special locking arm on the C# and B prevents fluttering and loss of power when playing the lower notes". Most of the details on saxes were proteced by patents. So maybe it was more business than playability?