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Not exactly the description one would expect of the company that designed it. Also they're currently out of stock. I think he's testing the waters to see if he has enough interest to order a shipment.I played one briefly and found it to be big. Felt a bit like my Conn baritone but bigger. Looked a bit like a Conn too, similar keys.
LOL...BIG OOPS. As I was thinking previously, Aquilasax may be a great resource for c mel accessories, but as for their horns, I am sure that better deals on the same saxes can be found elsewhere.Well that bass sax is not a C bass. It is an Adolphe Sax original Bb bass, circa 1877, on display at the National Music Museum, on the campus of the University of South Dakota.
Furthermore, that particular photo on the Aquilasax website, was taken off my website. I can tell by the frame around it. I used the photos with permission, and framed all the Adolphe Sax horns with that antique looking frame when I wrote about them in July 2008.
Pete, I don't know about you, but I'm not willing to part with my vintage bass in order to buy a new Jinbao-made horn. As a 2nd horn sure, but not as my only bass. Now a Eppelsheim bass, that I'd sell my Buescher for.I will second that, in terms of sound, apparent build quality and ergonomics.
I probably would if I was going to do a lot of bass playing, but as it's mostly now the occasional session playing two in a bar bass lines or when I just spontaneously burst in Teddy Bears Picnic due to an excess of joie de vivre, I'll probably just stick with my old Buescher.Pete, I don't know about you, but I'm not willing to part with my vintage bass in order to buy a new Jinbao-made horn.
Point taken. I have found a teacher, unfortunately he is not able to see me until friday. I will be taking lessons for clarinet first, as I have a fully functioning Bb clarinet. I would love to learn sax on a c mel, but I doubt my teacher will want to teach me on my 90 year old dinosaur c mel. lolThere are literally boat loads of saxes to chose from if you're interested in picking up an alto. Let your teacher help you pick one out.
Have you found a teacher yet? That will go a long way towards avoiding picking up a bunch of nasty habits that will hold back your playing. Since you're already a musician, you of course realize the importance of this, so I'm likely preaching to the choir. But I wouldn't be doing my job here on the forum, if I didn't at least mention this.
OK, that makes sense. In the sax world we usually refer to them as replacement, or aftermarket necks. (Not so much the latter.) FWIW, if my vintage C mel neck needed replacing, I'd likely just find another vintage "donor horn" that had a sound neck. I haven't tried an Aquilasax, and I know nothing about their replacement necks, but I believe in keeping my vintage horns vintage. However, I've been playing since for about 25 years, so I can play around the eccentricities that Pete noted. If I had started on a vintage sax, I would have given up in frustration.Sorry, in automotive terms it means reproduction, usually of a vintage part. Figured it was fitting.