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Colin the Bear

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While googling something else the new beginner range from sax.co.uk came up. The midnight black. Black body and keys seemed particularly appealing to me. Has any one tried one lately?
 

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The price with tax is equal to about $550 US. That puts it somewhere in between the ultra cheap models and the quality student saxes selling for just over $1000. I would be interested to read a Stephen Howard review sometime in the near future. hint, hint ;)
 
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Colin the Bear

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As far as I know it's their own brand. The brass lacquer one is £320. I've never seen an all black horn. Black horns usually have brass or occasionaly nickel keywork. The colour shouldn't be a factor but an all black horn really floats my boat.
 
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You might also like the Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series Black Nickel. It costs a lot more than the Sakkusu.

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Dark matters... All black! Kiwi territory? :w00t: :oops: :rolleyes:

Sorry, I'm off to Auckland again soon. Can't wait.*

* Not for real. Just by proxy & virtually to follow the Prada Cup's final starting on the 13th...
 
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The price with tax is equal to about $550 US. That puts it somewhere in between the ultra cheap models and the quality student saxes selling for just over $1000. I would be interested to read a Stephen Howard review sometime in the near future. hint, hint ;)
You mean like this one?

 
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Can't comment on recent Sakkusu horns, but I got a black touch piece alto for my stepson a few years ago, and it's been great. Despite the abuse inflicted by a teenager, it's needed no attention at all, plays fine and in tune. I paid peanuts for it, but even new they're not expensive.
 
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Can't comment on recent Sakkusu horns, but I got a black touch piece alto for my stepson a few years ago, and it's been great. Despite the abuse inflicted by a teenager, it's needed no attention at all, plays fine and in tune. I paid peanuts for it, but even new they're not expensive.
Just like the one on the Yardsale here?

That was the older Taiwan model, changed to the not-so-good current Chinese model with the non-black touch pieces.

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jbtsax

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You mean like this one?

Thank you for that excellent review as always. My favorite comment was:
There are pros and cons to using such soft pads - mostly cons, it has to be said - but they're certainly useful if the toneholes are rather less than level. The(y) don't so much seal the tonehole as smother them with a pillow.
I'm going to use that the next time I get into an argument with someone about using soft pads---with attribution, of course. :)
 
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Dave E

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I tried a Sakkusu tenor at sax.co.uk in ~ 2018. It was a nice sax, but I had my head turned by a part exchange deal for a Hanson LX in the end (black with nickel keys).
 
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Stephen Howard

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Especially when the "typo" is still a correctly spelled word. That happens to me a lot.

I put it down to my two-fingered typing. Alas, I just can't get the hang of proper touch-typing, so all those many millions of words are quite literally hammered out with two fingers and the occasional thumb.
And sometimes I even have gloves on,

Anyway, it gives people something to do - and I'm genuinely hugely appreciative of their input.
 
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