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  • Tenor

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  • C-Melody

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Hipparion

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Isn't there 2 kinds of C-mel though ? One between Soprano and Alto, and another between Alto and Tenor ?
 

rhysonsax

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The C-soprano is between soprano and sopranino I think.
I seem to remember that @Nick Wyver once played an SOTM on one, and I bet @rhysonsax has one (or more) too.
I do have (just) one. It's a modern Eppelsheim & Reese and it plays pretty well with a Pillinger mouthpiece for C soprano. It's OK but no so well in tune with some Bb soprano mouthpieces.

And my sopranino is a curvie made by Orsi and reviewed (quite harshly) by @Stephen Howard here: Orsi sopranino saxophone review

Rhys

PS I've got Pillinger mouthpieces for every size of saxophone from 'nino down to bass and they're great ! Maybe that is for another thread though.
 
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nigeld

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I do. It's a modern Eppelsheim & Reese and it plays pretty well with a Pillinger mouthpiece for C soprano. It's OK but no so well in tune with some Bb soprano mouthpieces.

And my sopranino is a curvie made by Orsi and reviewed (quite harshly) by @Stephen Howard here: Orsi sopranino saxophone review

Rhys
I particularly enjoyed his comment about the tone:
“Well, I like to think I'm broad-minded - almost every horn has something virtuous tonewise even if it's not to your personal taste, but I couldn't get away from feeling that what this horn lacked was not so much a tone but rather a red nose and a unicycle.”

Clearly you need another sopranino for Christmas. ;)

I have heard someone play a silver Yani that sounded very good, and looked very sparkly.
 

rhysonsax

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I particularly enjoyed his comment about the tone:
“Well, I like to think I'm broad-minded - almost every horn has something virtuous tonewise even if it's not to your personal taste, but I couldn't get away from feeling that what this horn lacked was not so much a tone but rather a red nose and a unicycle.”

Clearly you need another sopranino for Christmas. ;)

I have heard someone play a silver Yani that sounded very good, and looked very sparkly.
How very kind of you. It should be easy to wrap ...

Rhys
 

Nick Wyver

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The C-soprano is between soprano and sopranino I think.
I seem to remember that @Nick Wyver once played an SOTM on one, and I bet @rhysonsax has one (or more) too.
Yes, I did, didn't I? It's a Chinese Aquilasax Celeste ii. Stephen Howard was given it to review, which he did and then sold it to me after tinkering with it a bit. Tuning's a bit iffy but livable with. It came with a couple of mouthpieces but I usually play it with a Brancher metal J17.
 

thomsax

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I own a Buescher TT C-soprano keyed to high E. The first sax that I bought from Paul Cohen, ("Vintage saxophone Revisted", Saxophone Journal,). Manufactored on September 10, 1923 and Buescher made approximately 500 C-sopranos before the stopped the production in the the 20's. The late C-sopranos are keyed to high F, so they made improvments on the the c-saxes to the bitter end. Paul Cohen gave me many tips to improve the intonation. I played a Bb soprano mpc from the 20's instead of the original mpc. My C-soprano and my C-Medody/Tenor is on a longterm loan to a guy who is into folk music. They sounds much better in his hands than in mine.
 
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