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Saxophones MAGNUM Holy Grail of set-ups

Lupifaro

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" I know what you're thinking, did he fire six shots or only five?" " Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum,the most powerful handgun in the world,and would blow you're head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question; Do I feel lucky?
Well do ya punk?"

Hi Pete
This is my quote for the Magnum ( below not above) You can publish it anywhere on the condition I get to keep the crook.
Holy Grail of set ups
" This really is cutting edge thinking for contemporary saxophonists; Todays pro player has to deliver in a wider than ever variety of contexts,ranging from straight ahead jazz to pop and fusion - to classical or commercial playing such as theatre or session work. For the past two years I have been alternating between the Mauriat 66RDK rolled tone hole tenor for my jazz work,with Stan Tracey,Martin Drew or the Three Jazz Tenors, and the mauriat 500BX Black Pearl,nickel silver tenor for a brighter more contemporary sound. With the Mauriat Magnum nickel silver crook I can brighten the 66R and get the best of both worlds. the fatness and depth of the 66R tone is still there,but i now have the added ease of articulation,and projection from the crook. I can move between genres with ease,without changing horns. For sax players who like to change mouthpieces for different gigs,switching crooks is a much easier way to refocus the sound. No problems with embouchure or reeds,just stick to one mouthpiece set up. The Magnum crook has made a definite improvement to my sound. Last week I had an album date with the great Welsh drummer Dave Barry,playing classic Miles Davis tunes from the mid 60s, and i have to say it was one of my easiest ever days in the studio,thanks largely to this new crook. I strongly recommend serious players to give it a try"
Mornington Lockett London 16/09/09
:welldone what can I say other than a donation of £5 to Pete's charity to any CS members who want one
birdman
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daveysaxboy

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When mine arrive's i will let you's no what the DO YA FEEL LUCKY PUNK MAGNUM crook is like,oh yes.
 

mik_wang

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how different?

hi am new here, just a few questions

i play the le bravo tenor, i am wondering how my nickle siver neck could sound much different from the magnum neck, are the dimention or curverture different? also my setup is very bright sound with the p mauriat mouth piece, any recommendations? new mouthpiece?

cheers

michael
 

daveysaxboy

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My MAGNUM Crook just came off posty pat and cant wait to try it but it's a tad to early.Hurry up people,wake up so i can get going.Report soon to follow.
 

daveysaxboy

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1st quick veiw's on the Magnum crook are very nice indeed.It's faster on the up take and is very focused.Great from bottom all the way to altissimo with a nice compact sound.Much less of an angle on the crook,feel's nice and solid in weight and look's cool on my 66rul.Get back to it now.
 
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Lupifaro

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hi am new here, just a few questions

i play the le bravo tenor, i am wondering how my nickle siver neck could sound much different from the magnum neck, are the dimention or curverture different? also my setup is very bright sound with the p mauriat mouth piece, any recommendations? new mouthpiece?

cheers

michael
hi the Magnum crook is different from the Le Bravo which is made from Nickle Silver, the Magnum is Nickle silver with a copper content giving a pinkish colour.The dimensions are different, in trials the Le Bravo blew brighter than the Magnum.
But everyone is different eg Mornington plays a mauriat 66RDK with a Magnum crook where as Lee Goodall plays a 666RDK with a Le Bravo crook
Dave Keighley plays a 66RUL with a magnum crook.
birdman

i have a trial crook available on a try before you buy passaround basis interested ? donation to pete if any CS members want one
www.studiosaxophones.co.uk
 

daveysaxboy

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Just to say i am really digging the Magnum crook .Love the feel and sound i get with it.Really at ease with it and it feel's very nice to play.Nicer angle also,feel's more right,
 
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