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DavidUK

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No, not a new song title...

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Just collected in Brum. More soon....
 

ProfJames

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Good looking pruple!!! I knew you would copy me!!!!!!! Will be interested to see if you sell it.....or keep it.....
 

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I suggest posting a report after a Fortnight of regular playing and getting used to it and getting the most from it .. these horns deserve more than a 5 minute gut reaction .
 

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Looking forward to hearing how you get on, but Ads is right no rush, initial thoughts will be interesting but keep an open mind.:)

Jx
 

ProfJames

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I knew within five minutes what a power house sax it was. Easy to play, cracking piece of kit. Never sell mine.
 

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I suggest posting a report after a Fortnight of regular playing and getting used to it and getting the most from it .. these horns deserve more than a 5 minute gut reaction .

No!!!!!! I want the usual service - and all the follow ups about getting it serviced etc
.. and the agonising about whether it's better than your Grassi...

I've given up buying saxes, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy other people having fun - a bit like an ex alcoholic watching others getting drunk and having a quiet chuckle to himself.. ...hmm, that sounds a bit sad, but it's not..
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fibracell

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I knew within five minutes what a power house sax it was. Easy to play, cracking piece of kit. Never sell mine.

Unless you try a few Selmers !

I traded a purple Yamaha 62 tenor once I tried a Selmer. Just more meaty. But the Yamaha was a great instrument.

Now I'm wondering if my YAS62 might be worth upgrading to a Selmer! ;}

Rob
 

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No!!!!!! I want the usual service - and all the follow ups about getting it serviced etc
.. and the agonising about whether it's better than your Grassi...

I've given up buying saxes, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy other people having fun - a bit like an ex alcoholic watching others getting drunk and having a quiet chuckle to himself.. ...hmm, that sounds a bit sad, but it's not..
;}
Yes, I am harbouring two (for me) valuable Tenors now... Christmas approaching... SWMBO wants more handbags, shoes, cashmere... now there's a thing. She has a cashmere fetish which IS very useful as something cashmere turns up every day. That's twice as frequently as my saxes arrive!!! But her Chanel handbag needs repairing so that's a trip to Paris... why OF COURSE dear!

Back to "this vs. that", both with Tenor and Alto and yes, it IS becoming annoying. I may just have to put my foot down and tell her any sax that I buy may be here for EVER!!!!! (how likely is THAT to happen?).

I have to remember, whatever others say, it's how I feel about the saxes that's important. The SDA shouldn't really be better than a good modern Alto, but I think it is. Will the Grassi 2000 Pro be better than a YTS-62 Pruple Logo.... "HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST SUCH A THING" I hear some of you shouting. But you never know...

Anyhow, much to my relief the Pruple's pads seem fine. Paul Carrington was telling me last week he replaces more pads on Yamahas than any other horn due to their lack of waterproofing. I suggested Yamaha's continued use of such crappy pads was a cartel with the sax techs to keep them in re-padding work! How we laughed.... ha..... ha.....

Am I sounding a little bit mad? Well, just found out from our new tiler that the previous one has cocked up the floor prep!! You know.. the one whose plumber plumbed my son's WC into the hot water system! Need I say more? So feeling a little HYSTERICAL, ALRIGHT!!!!!!!????
 

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Unless you try a few Selmers !

I traded a purple Yamaha 62 tenor once I tried a Selmer. Just more meaty. But the Yamaha was a great instrument.

Now I'm wondering if my YAS62 might be worth upgrading to a Selmer! ;}

Rob
Oh great, thanks..... thanks a bundle!
Well, so far I haven't so much as handled any Selmer.
Give me a week or two please!

:rolleyes:
 

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Whether it`s an "Upgrade" depends on your needs and wants . for some and their musical needs, changing from a Ref54 to a 62 would be an "Upgrade" ...... I went from a MkVII to a YTS62AG and it lost some of the deep bottom end grunt but gained so much through the rest of the range and gave me a more flexible and transparent horn . Selmer definately is not an Automatic "Upgrade" option . also not everyone plays Jazz .
 

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I just noticed quite a big change when I tried the Selmer tenors. Just wondering if there would be such a difference if I tried a few Selmer altos. The ref54 seems to be the 'bees knees' when it comes to altos, except for the mark VI of course.

I know, I'll probably have to make a trip to Bradford and try a few, but then it's almost impossible to leave there empty handed !!
 

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PS.

Pruple now in my house, but unplayed.
Out to see a client in a bit so it'll have to wait until tomorrow...

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Haha....I was going to suggest something along the lines of you being a male escort but you put it much more eloquently than I ever could...

...I understood your implication entirely. ;}
 

DavidUK

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Took the Pruple to my lesson today with Dave Plummer.
He played it, sounded OK.
Then he tried the Grassi 2000 Pro. After a few notes he stopped and smiled broadly. "Listen to that bottom end" he carried on... "Never sell this!"
So, a vote for the Grassi and Charlie Connolly's expert overhaul.
Nothing wrong with the YTS-62, although Dave said there may be a very slight leak to one of the bell pads. I'll pop it up as intended to Paul Carrington in the week. I still need to do a proper comparison of the two myself.
 

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wait until it's set up properly and free of leaks - I've been put off a few good instruments due to poor set up and leaky pads..
 

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