All profit supporting special needs music education and Help Musicians
SYOS

M/Pieces - Ligs Windcraft Etude

MLoosemore

Deluded Senior Member...
Messages
759
Well here we go then..... a quick review

Following the occasional suggestions from TomMapfumo and with the assistance of ProfJames acting as gobetween with Dawkes. I have taken the plunge and purchased an Etude for my Tenor (at a very acceptable price). Dawkes can rely on more custom from me.

I have been happy with the Yamaha 4C which came with my Tenor but decided to give the Windcraft a try. The first impressions are absolutely amazing. I put it on the sax this afternoon and from first blow it feels so easy and comfortable. As for the tone? either I have just had one of the best days ever or it is streets ahead of the Yamaha. Hardly any 'bum' notes and the feeling I have is that this is going to be a keeper.

Unfortunately I can't produce evidence yet as my new microphone is doing a nationwide tour on it's way back to Liverpool for replacement. Nothing wrong with the way the mic works but the LED light refused to play and so I sent it back in case anything more serious developed.

When it returns, or rather, when the replacement arrives I will record something and let you all be the judge. The playing won't be any better but I think it will sound more bearable.
 

Colin the Bear

Well-Known Member
Messages
13,082
If you like the mouthpiece your playing will be better. It's surprising how you relax into playing when you find a piece you're comfortable with. It allows you freedom to concentrate on the things you want to do, instead of struggling with the things you need to do just to play.
 
Saxholder Pro
Help!Mailing List
Top Bottom