I am going to try out a few different models on Tuesday and hope to come away with a nice new shiney thing
MandyH, Can you tell us on Wednesday what happened?
I tried my teachers Selmer Alto mark 2 yesterday and it felt really smooth and flowing. I was surpised that it did not sound that different to my Yamaha but i was using my mouthpiece and when she used her mouthpiece, with her playing skill, it sounded exactly how i would like to sound! i'm saving now but don't tell my wife.
The Selmer had a different, more rounded, sound, but it was a heavy instrument. Also, I found that the keys felt as if they were further around the instrument to the right than the keys on my Jupiter. A lovely smooth action, generally, except for the G sharp key, which felt as though it had 2-stage action. As a result, I often missed the G sharp in the practice pieces that I had taken along to play. I guess this may have been resolved with a tweak, but out of the box, it didn't feel right to me