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Pyrografix

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I have a Wanted ad in the yard sale looking for an upgrade for my son's clarinet (and who knows, I might be tempted to have a go myself!)

In the search I came across Hanson clarinets. They seem to have quite a range of instruments. Does anyone have an opinion on either the instruments or experience of buying from them?

Cheers
 

daveysaxboy

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I have a Wanted ad in the yard sale looking for an upgrade for my son's clarinet (and who knows, I might be tempted to have a go myself!)

In the search I came across Hanson clarinets. They seem to have quite a range of instruments. Does anyone have an opinion on either the instruments or experience of buying from them?

Cheers
My old sax teacher Tommy Moran test plays and gives advice to them.He plays a Hanson clarinet they made for him and boy he can swing,when i seen his he was over the moon with his,mind you his is the top of there range.His has no serial number on it,just his name which is nice.I no a guy with a hanson goldplated alto and he loves it.
 

kevgermany

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OG plays a Hanson sax, from his previous comments I think he's pretty happy with them. Might be worth sending him a pm, if he doesn't chime in here.
 

Pyrografix

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....... merrily on high!

Nicely chimed. Please can you give me your experience of Hanson clarinets?
 

colindbelfast

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I bought a Hanson student model clarinet for my son almost 5 years ago which he's still using (Grade 8).

It has been a super purchase and the 5 years free servicing has saved me a few pounds too....
 

old git

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Greetings Fiery One,
Kev did explain that I try to play tenor saxophone, a Hanson ST8. It got shaken around by the couriers but Griff sorted that out, said it was reasonable value for money and it was the first one he'd tried. Went back to Griff after around a further eighteen months and came back a different instrument. It might be that Griff sets up saxes as he likes them but everything was better.

As for Alastair, as far as saxes are concerned, a little bit disorganised but anxious to please his clients. Knows an awful lot about instruments and has been known to hand beat prototype horns for the BIG companies.

Never played nor wished to play the liquorice stick but cannot remember a bad word about them. Give him a go, he offers various options and one of them would probably suit you to a 't', whatever that means.
 

Pyrografix

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My misunderstanding - I should pay more attention! Thanks for the info. I sent them an email enquiry a couple of days ago but not heard back yet so will give them a call next week.
In the meantime will get back to trying to make some sense of this sax jazz improvising thing - never thought that 'making it up as you go along' could be so complicated!!
Cheers,
Matilda
 
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Col9

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Hello, I bought an SA8 gold plated sax from them 2 years ago. I phoned them up and had a bit of a chat with them, ordered it and was delivered within 2 days. I haven't played much lately on account of my bari but when I do, I know it will be great and still feel as though it was new. From my experience I would recommend the company without any hesitation. Just try phoning them. Never seen one of their clarinets though ;)

Col.
 
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