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carlosvan

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hi, im still learning to play the sax but im enjoying it so much ive already decided that i feel the tenor is the way id like to go, im learning on my yamaha 23 alto at present, i came across this site while browsing on a site called done deal here in ireland, and checked there website, does anyone know anything about these sax's, they seem very cheap, any help would be very much appreciated,
carlos
http://www.guitar-warehouse.com/pro...artment=Other Instruments&Category=Saxophones
 

kevgermany

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first guess is that it's another cheapo chinese instrument. Some offer very good value for money, others may not. best get someone with some experience to check it out before you buy.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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i found this site on the net in ireland, does anyone have any info on saxs on here
No but almost certainly of chinese origin and at those prices best to avoid, stick with something more main stream like Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, or if like me you fancy something a bit different and at a good price go for a Barone (works out at about a grand)
 

Pete Thomas

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first guess is that it's another cheapo chinese instrument. Some offer very good value for money, others may not. best get someone with some experience to check it out before you buy.

That's right, it's hard to know if it's one of the OK cheap ones or one of the not so OK cheap ones. If there is a return if not happy policy it could be with risking it, at worst you waste a bit of time and some postage.

I find that to be safe you can spend a bit more on a Chinese or Taiwanese instrument, I would recommend Bauhaus Walstein for a great UK brand with very good customer support, quite a few people here have bought them..
 

old git

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One other point, prices given in €uros with a currency converter. Haven't investigated further but suspect that you could be liable to customs and vat on those prices as they claim to be aiming at the UK and Ireland cheap end market.
 

jonf

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I have a rule of thumb about websites. If there's no clear location - a proper address - I don't buy expensive items such as saxes. It might be the bargain of the century, but personally, I wouldn't........
 

milandro

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these can only be Chinese saxophones.

Nothing wrong with Chinese saxophones , Bauhaus Walsten is also made in China, but as others have said there is no way to know if these Paolo Mark...... are good or not and if they are set up properly or not.

If you want a good and cheap horn I would try to find one on the Yard Sale buying it from one of the many reputable members.

Your Yamaha is a great alto you can buy a second hand tenor version of the same horn.
 

carlosvan

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these can only be Chinese saxophones.

Nothing wrong with Chinese saxophones , Bauhaus Walsten is also made in China, but as others have said there is no way to know if these Paolo Mark...... are good or not and if they are set up properly or not.

If you want a good and cheap horn I would try to find one on the Yard Sale buying it from one of the many reputable members.

Your Yamaha is a great alto you can buy a second hand tenor version of the same horn.

its funny you say this actually, i saw one last night on e-bay, although its finished now, what i did with my yamaha 23 was picked it up ok cheap and then sent it to my repairer to get a full overhaul, cost me nearly as much as sax but i got great satisfaction, im thinking thats the way im gona go again, buy a good make 2nd hand and take it straight to my man in the hills.
he was so funny, took me nearly a hour to find him, when i did find him he was trying to round up chickens after a fox broke in in the night, lives in the middle of the sticks in a old run down house, then has a shed next to house thats looks like something out of a horror movie, bits of old sax's/woodwind intruments all over the place , you knew he was gona be good!!! charged me 200 euro to give it a full service, changed pads ,re corked, i thought that was ok , sorry i went off the subject a small bit :0)
 

carlosvan

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You could also look at Thomann. Theirs are good for the price.

wowowowwowo kev, just saw them prices, id better sit down , im knowwhere near good enough to play at them prices yet, makes my 220 tenor sax look very cheap, my budget is really around 500 euro, ill buy 2nd hand and get it serviced soon enough after purchase,

them sax's would be wasted on me at this time thats all im saying, thanks for giving me that site tho, ill keep it on my favorite list tho, just hope the mrs doesnt go stumbbling across it, lol
 

kevgermany

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Sorry I was thinking of their own brand, not the expensive ones. Sort by price, gets a little easier then. And don't foget to budget for a decent mouthpiece. Rico Royal/yamaha/runyon22.

For 500, you can do better. You should be able to find a good used one that doesn't need too much work. Bauhaus Walstein, J Packer, TJ etc. Or one of the older tanks like Amati, B&W. You may even find a Yamaha if you shop around, which will, like the Bauhaus, have the advantage of modern keywork.

Shop around, keep your eye on the yardsale and keep on asking when you're thinking of buying something. Some good bargains to be had on Ebay, but you need to know what you're doing.
 
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