This seems like a good idea. Not that I would be attending (quite a journey for me + not in the market for a new/better horn at the moment). But it sound like something I would like to attend. Maybe everybody could bring their own horn so one could compare the new saxophone to it. And that way one could get an idea how it compares to some of the "benchmark" saxes. ????No problem, this is planned anyway. A Cafe meet. We could maybe do one up North (Hanson in Marsden have a biggish room available or somewhere else northern - we previously looked at Band on the Wall in Manchester. Any suggestions welcome.
Not exactly solid. We found carbon fibre to be a little flexible, but note here the pattern. This stuff is very unflexible.Solid carbon fibre for rods?
Strangely enough we are dealing with a company in Portsmouth in regard to this.I would advise talking to the America's cup sailing team. They know about using exotic material in tough contexts.
Not exactly solid. We found carbon fibre to be a little flexible, but note here the pattern. This stuff is very unflexible.
Strangely enough we are dealing with a company in Portsmouth in regard to this.
We learnt something new a little while back. You can see that this is not your bog standard carbon fibre:Interesting! A quick search tells me that regular “pultruded” carbon fibre rods have poor torsional stiffness. While torsional stiffness is obviously very desirable for use in a saxophone. Learnt something new today!
Well, it's still ongoing. Another thing is how the point screws interact. There is some other stuff going on inside involving other types of carbon fibre and other materials that will all be revealed of course when (or if) this goes into production. It is of course still depending on whether the whole idea passes the tests.Exactly, I read that there are other manufacturing processes which orient the fibres in the “right” (ie not longitudinal) direction for torsional stiffness. I guess one of those must have been your pick!