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Sue

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Prepare to be bored silly but I have just taken delivery of a Hanson ST 6 tenor and it's very pretty (cos that's what it's all about isn't it?). Lol. I've never had a desire to play tenor before but recent events ( won't bore you) have led me to the decision I need a tenor in my life. Anyway I didn't have a massive budget and knew if I went to Stuart at WE I would come away with something I couldn't afford! I didn't want the hassle of eBay, there wasn't anything on yard sale and I wanted something modern so I rang Alistair on Monday. He is everything and more that people say about him. A real gent. We discussed at some length what I wanted and he had one of the last German body ex demo ST6 which he has sent me to try. At a very good discount. From April the entire sax is going to be British made and I have the option of going to try the prototypes once in production. Anyway my excitement has to be contained as I have a big band gig tonight and don't want to be playing all day as I will have no lip later. I'm helping mother move house tomorrow so guess what I'll be doing all day Sunday? I'll post a review when I can but first impressions are very favourable.
 

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It's always exciting when you get new kit, especially a new sax. Hope it works out well for you.
 
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So pleased for you Sue, not bored silly at all. Can't wait to hear more. He's a lovely chap Alistair and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a seller.:)

Jx
 
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Exciting indeed

Sounds like you made informed decisions leading to a very good choice

I once thought I wasn't suited to tenor. I had the sax but I couldn't make sweet music. A combination of embouchure development, mouthpiece choice and mechanical readjustment mean I sound like I'm playing the tenor which I find thrilling
 
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Woo-hoo! Hope you'll be very happy together. I'm loving my Hanson tenor, as mentioned elsewhere in the forum.
 
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Really exciting - I've never had a new sax (always taken pot luck on ebay/preloved!).

Enjoy, and look forward to hearing how you get on.

Cheers,
Amanda
 
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I've an ST6 also - I'm sure you will enjoy it!
 
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Sue

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Thanks everyone. I had no idea so many of you had Hansons and good to hear you are all happy with them. I've had a brief encounter this afternoon and must say it's lighter than I expected and the keys are a comfortable reach. All bodes well so far. :)
 

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The way it's going well be able to have our own Hanson owners club to compete with the BW club ;)

OG as the head honcho of course !
 
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You know it makes sense. What flavour is it Sue, shiny silver or brassy blonde?
Rattle those walls gal!
 

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Thanks everyone. I had no idea so many of you had Hansons and good to hear you are all happy with them. I've had a brief encounter this afternoon and must say it's lighter than I expected and the keys are a comfortable reach. All bodes well so far. :)

That's interesting you say it's lighter, when I went over there to try tenors I tried a Yam 32 or 62 can't remember which now a Yanni and a Hanson (not sure which again) but the Hanson was by far the heaviest, felt really well made though.

Jx
 

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They have such a great reputation - both the instruments and the company. Hope you enjoy the new sax. I played a silver Hanson alto today belonging to my teacher and I must say it was really splendid - a real quality instrument. Like many people I am very attracted to the idea of supporting UK businesses and I hadn't realised that they were going to change production. When they do then I will definitely buy one.
 
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ZZZzzzzz ZZZzzzzzz ZZZZzzzzz sorry, did someone say excited? Sue that's great, there's nothing like playing a new sax, whether that be a brand new sax or a "new you" sax!

I really hope that you and your new baby will be a match made in Heaven!
 
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Congrats Sue - I have a Hanson Clarinet and the attention to detail is superb .. Alastair and the staff are excellent and more to the point , care

Yep, Alastair told me a couple of months ago that the higher end saxes were to be made entirely in the UK like the clarinets always have been
 
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