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Saxophones Yamaha Purple Logo Tenor

Guenne

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Hi,

I have the opportunity to buy a Yamaha tenor SNo: 6654.
It would go for €1098,- and has just been overhauled (new pads, corks, felts)
It says that is has been used quite heavily, with lots of scratches (don't care about that...)

I could also return it within 14 days...

So I am asking the Purple logo experts if they have to say something about that.

Thanks!

Günter
 

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1100 Euros for a Tenor 61 or 62 Purple Rat doesn`t sound a lot so long as it`s been serviced, plays beautifully and the Pads are all OK .......

Is it a 61 or 62 because there are 21 and 32 Purple Logo horns as well
 

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Hmm, it says that it`s been full refurbished , new pads, corks etc . the photos are overexposed so I can`t see if it`s got a pressed Yamaha logo , certainly no purple Logo remains, it has the Mk2 Bell Mount and split guards but I don`t know if the Tenor had these from the start , the Alto has the same one piece guard and simple bell mount as the 61 .

So long as it is a Mk1 and its been serviced Properly and plays well I`d say it was worth the cash , I`d offer E1000 but it looks like a Mk2 to me . if it is a Mk2 , I`d pay a bit more for one in considerably better condition ..
 

Guenne

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Hi,
please look at the 2nd picture, where you can see the "rest" of the Purple logo.

Cheers,
Guenne
 

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Struggling to see it but I think I can see a bit of A and M , I checked and it would seem that the Tenor 62 got the separate bell key guards and U Brace at the MK1 stage? so it looks pretty good then ......
 

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Looks good. Long drive for you. At least one cork (on a key foot) isn't new. I'd buy it if I were you.

Some interesting saxes there, including an original pre Selmer A Sax sop. And a Beuscher C sop...

There's a Beaugnier made Vito as well, but marked made in USA-so maybe they got that one wrong.
 

Guenne

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Hi Kev,

I have already bought it.
As shipping is free and I can return it within 14 days (shipping then at my cost, which is ok) there is no risk I think.

Cheers, Guenne
 

Guenne

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Viel Spass!

Hi,

I have recorded some files with the horn, and I had fun.
The horn plays great IMHO, I could have put it together and play a gig with it.

The overhaul does not have a "Stephen Howard-quality", but it is ok.
I think I will show the horn to my saxdoctor next week, as I may have overlooked some flaws.


Cheers,
Guenne
 

daveysaxboy

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Just look at the left hand pinky table, its a MK1, that's the way to know straight off.
 

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Hi,

I have the opportunity to buy a Yamaha tenor SNo: 6654.
It would go for €1098,- and has just been overhauled (new pads, corks, felts)
It says that is has been used quite heavily, with lots of scratches (don't care about that...)

I could also return it within 14 days...

So I am asking the Purple logo experts if they have to say something about that.

Thanks!

Günter
if the set up is all in order, it should sound a treat - it looks heaps better then my 30 yr old '62, which is green, sctratched and almost lacquerless - but to me is pleasure to play, and seems to sound better the more battered it gets
 

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Thanks Davey, i`ts easy to tell with the Altos but the tenors look very similar , I checked SH`s review and even he said there was buggerall difference in the tenors . it`s ages since I played a Mk1
 

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if the set up is all in order, it should sound a treat - it looks heaps better then my 30 yr old '62, which is green, sctratched and almost lacquerless - but to me is pleasure to play, and seems to sound better the more battered it gets

LOL that explains why the "Purple Rat" Alto sounds so good then . it`s a right heap ! :D
 

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all three I think (if you`re on about what is a Heap ---
 

Guenne

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Just look at the left hand pinky table, its a MK1, that's the way to know straight off.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6518653/IMG_20140131_110938.jpg

Hi,
I am not at home right now.
Took some pictures this morning, can you tell by this one?

Thanks, Guenne
 
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