I believe Stephen Howard loves his pretty much above all others although I can't find a review by him of it on his site so I would say go for it you can't go far wrong with a yam and I think it's the tone that stephen rates most about his which is what you want more than anything and the finger positioning is always good on the yams....good luck...john
i'm currently using an elkart series 2 alto as i've only just started. i spoke to my teacher about it and said i should leave it and spend a bit more money on a better quality one. i said "how much" to which he replied "how much have you got!" :shocked:
the voices stopped when i checked my bank balance
He loves his trusty old YTS 23 horn, NOT a YTS25! Here is an extract from his review of the Trevor James "Raw" Custom Tenor - "...Long-term readers of this site will know of my love for my trusty old Yamaha YTS23 tenor - a humble horn with a price-tag to match, and yet for me it's one of the most 'alive' horns I've ever had the pleasure to play..."
Third attempt at doing this they seem to keep vanishing into nowhere
I stand corrected it is a 23 that Stephen loves but having said that I have noticed one for sale on ebay asking £500 start and if they are as good as Stephen says might be worth a punt and it's a big jump from £500 to £1000 and I still think the 25 would be a good starter for the money...john
so to recap.
1 a yts 23 is the same as a yts 25 - the f#
2 they are good beginners sax, but if i add some more i can get a much better quality pro 2nd hand sax
3 general consensus is that there are better out there but you pays your money and takes your choice. some like them some don't
i think the type of sax you want is very much dependant on personal preference. thinking with my head (for once), i'm going to stick to my elkhart until i develop my own sound and skill. hopefully by then i'll be able to try a few and decide to buy one that's going to be a keeper.
would that be a fair synopsis???