- St. Mary's
Lovely horn Pete...
Saying a Selmer (Paris) Super Balanced Action (or more correct name Super Action) alto is your back-up is bit like saying this is my "around town hack" .
They are Superb but it`s still a bit like backing up a Yam 61 or Yani 900 with a MkVI . I`d say the SBA to a TH&C was more of a different option than a backup ....... Like owning a Cannonball Albright and a 6M ... a Martin and a YAS21 etc .
Sweet. My silver plated SBA alto is from 1950 and I love it. In fact I sold my VI because I didn't play it anymore after I found the SBA in a pawn shop and restored it. The shop owner was asking $75 for it and I talked him down to $50 because it was all black and smelly with rotting pads. And yes I can sleep at night since I rescued it and gave it a good home.