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jonf

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It's a very long weekend, had a good ride out on the BMW today (230 miles) and collected a new (to me) sax. Had a quick blow and it's great. Will give it a thorough blast later, followed by a beer. Generally feeling very content. :)
 

old git

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Smug bu--er, flashing the cash whilst we poor old age pensioners have to make a 50p bag of crisps last the whole of the four day Jubilee Celebration.

Probably going to spend the weekend on his northern motor yacht, moored in Lytham Marina.

ENJOY!
 

jonf

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Aha, but it wasn't expensive. It's an alto, a sax often thought of as a student model but some well regarded experts think of it as suitable for pro use. Any ideas?
 

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Aha, but it wasn't expensive. It's an alto, a sax often thought of as a student model but some well regarded experts think of it as suitable for pro use. Any ideas?
Yamaha 21,23 or 25?
 

jonf

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Yamaha 21,23 or 25?

Right first time. YAS 23. It's a stormer, gave it a good blast last night. Maybe not quite as characterful as my Yanagisawa A6, but fantastic nontheless. The alto 23s seem to have a bit more character and oomph than Yamaha tenors (in my experience). Lovely sax. It's the third one of these I've had and they've all been great.
 

TomMapfumo

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BW, JP, Gear4Music...........................? You present as a fairly conservative guy (Yanagisawa Metal mouthpiece type) so could imagine a Yamaha of older age, as suggested above, rather than a stonking Taiwanese effort...;}
 

jonf

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BW, JP, Gear4Music...........................? You present as a fairly conservative guy (Yanagisawa Metal mouthpiece type) so could imagine a Yamaha of older age, as suggested above, rather than a stonking Taiwanese effort...;}
Yeah, right. Currently also have a JP alto, have had a BW one (nice, but simply not as good as the YAS23) and also have two other BWs.

I do quite like a Yanagisawa metal mouthpiece, but don't use one as main piece on any sax at the mo. Current first choice mouthpeices are

Sop: PPT 7
Alto: Oleg Maestro with Brian Powell custom finish. Looks rough, plays superbly.
Tenor: Otto link STM 10 with custom huge baffle, a bit of work on table and rails. Monster.
C Mel:Tenor Brilhart Level Air 9. Screamer.
Bari: Runyon Smoothbore 10. Roars.

Maybe more eclectic than conservative.
 

TomMapfumo

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AKA "Random Sax Guy"...:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:;}

Hi Jon! Thanks for the clarification...............eclectic seems to fit more accurately than "conservative". So are you gonna tell us or what? I'm starting to lose interest ....... :shocked:
 

jonf

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Err, tell what? What my new sax is? It's a YAS23, as mentioned above. Great sax.
 
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