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Profusia

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Here's a real beginner's question for you. My new Jericho soprano (curved) arrived on Thursday. The website states that it has a High F# Key and a High G key.

I can't for the life of me find a High G Key, or even a tone hole that's higher up the body than the High F# tone hole.

Here's a photo showing the High F# Key. Can anyone point out a High G key?

Curved sop.jpg
 

aldevis

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No high G key.
I guess they had it wrong on the description on their website: the straight one is pictured with high G, the curved without.
Do you miss it?
 

aldevis

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Can't really miss what you've never had, but disappointed if that's the case nonetheless.

You can point it out to Robbie. I am sure he can find a solution that is not drilling a high G hole.

Personally I have a thing against high holes. A high G on soprano can be usually played with the high F# key on a B or a front F.
My curly soprano (Yanagisawa) goes up to F#, but my gorgeous new straight sequoia up to G. I seldom use that high thing.

While on the subject, I can even proudly show off that my new tenor does not have a high F#...
 

BigMartin

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SAme thing happened when I bought my Venus soprano. They'd changed the design without updating the website. I decided I wasn't worried about it though. I have another sop with a high G and it's right next to the F#, which can lead to accidents.
 

altissimo

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I'm not sure if there's any curved soprano with a high G key. Cannonball may do one, but as far as I can tell, it seems to be a feature on straight sopranos only. I suspect websites are done by copying and pasting the info without checking
 

aldevis

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I'm not sure if there's any curved soprano with a high G key. Cannonball may do one, but as far as I can tell, it seems to be a feature on straight sopranos only. I suspect websites are done by copying and pasting the info without checking

I was wondering the same. I don't know if there is any specific reason not to have a High G on a curly.

Indeed. I asked Robbie about it and Aldevis had already brought it to his attention and he changed the website.

Fast, indeed.
 

Ivan

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sax.co.uk claim there's high G on B&W curly sops in their specs... is it just a lazy cut and paste informnation from the straight sop specs?
 

selkie

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I have the
[h=3]Antigua A590-SPC curved soprano saxophone and just found the high G on it. Has f# key as well but I have physical problems playing g and g# so doubt if I would hit the hit. Can do high D though.[/h]
 

BigMartin

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High G isn't that high. Clarinet players think nothing of it. (Eg Beethovens 8th. pp high G, and very pretty it sounds, too).
 
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