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New Soprano Prototype

kevgermany

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Those of you who know Gloger necks may be interested to know that he's made a pototype soprano sax. Cast copper body, soldered tone holes, brass keywork.
 
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saxnik

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OK I'd like to have a go on that - it's either going to sound fantastic or rubbish? Cast body indeed!

Nick
 

jonf

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Flamin 'ell, cast copper! Must weigh a tonne! Looks a real beast of a thing. I'll be it's not going to be cheap either
 

rhysonsax

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Haven't read the text in German, but maybe it's cast just for the prototype and once he has got all the dimensions just how he wants them he will fix the design and then build it in a conventional way from sheet metal.

Rhys
 

thomsax

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I'm with Rhy's. LaSax company did like that when they constructed thier straight altos and tenors. The took the tube of a Martin saxes and took of the tonholes so they could "move the toneholes around" on the tube. Later the horns were manufactoried on Tawain with modern technique. Drawn toneholes. There is no need nowadays for having a sax built with soldered on toneholes. But why are they not manufactoring saxes with solid nickelsilver keys? This is really good. Durable and sturdy. The Martin I have with nickelsilver keys are better than the Martins without. I think it gives the sax better playability.

Thomas
 
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