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Saxophones Keilwerth SX 90 R Shadow Tenor

thomsax

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I got a newletter today from Sax.co.uk. I like thier newsletters. And I also like Keilwerth saxes. I have newer tried a SX 90R Shadow tenor. So what's it like? Solid nickelsilver body? Anyone who knows formula of the SX 90 R Shadow nickel silver alloy (c 5-30% zink, 50-70% copper, 12-18% nickel)? This must be a very good alloy for a sax. Less or no corrosion on this saxes!

Thomas
 

VirusKiller

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I got a newletter today from Sax.co.uk. I like thier newsletters. And I also like Keilwerth saxes. I have newer tried a SX 90R Shadow tenor. So what's it like? Solid nickelsilver body? Anyone who knows formula of the SX 90 R Shadow nickel silver alloy (c 5-30% zink, 50-70% copper, 12-18% nickel)? This must be a very good alloy for a sax. Less or no corrosion on this saxes!

Thomas
The keys are silver plated and the key positioning is supposed to be "unique". Different keywork on the Shadow to the rest of the SX90Rs apparently. I love the sound of this sax. As Stephen Howard described, it's like two horns in one, one bright and one warm.

http://dawkes.co.uk/flash/instruments/mp3/keiwerth_sx90rshadow_tenor.mp3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQaUFsC2wig
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4VkaGT_Dj8&feature=player_embedded
 

McSax

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Not too sure about tenors being a mainly alto player myself, but when i bought my alto (SX90R, standard finish) i tried loads of horns, decided that my favourite was the SX90R, then tried loads of SX90Rs. I played a shadow one, brand new, and could tell no difference in terms of sound or feel to any other brand new one.
However, i did find a very nice second hand example with the standard finish. It felt completely different to the brand new model and ,in my opinion, had a better sound. It was also (conveniently) the cheapest :)
 

ladyraygun

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I am making a trip there to day to try out the shadow sx90r bari. It looks like a great deal. I will post a separate thread as i have questions....
 

Nick Wyver

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I've been playing a Shadow tenor for about 4 years now. I wouldn't have anything else. Love it.

 
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Ben Cain

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Hi,
In Stephen Howards sx90r review, it is my edition 25 tenor and I compared that to the shadow and the sound was warm and rich and I love playing it. Go try them out. Unfortunately not enough Keilwerth saxes are played but they are fabulous to own. I suggest anyone looking for a horn at least give them the time of day and you might just be surprised.
Ben
 

thomsax

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Thank you for your opinions. I guess I have to travel to UK for testplaying!! Here in Sweden Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Jupiter, Cannonball and Mariaut are the dominate brands. No Keilwerth as far as I know.

Thomas
 
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