The keywork of the Selmer 72 alto saxophone is extremely fluid and reacts well to even the most wicked licks. Now move the ruler so that only four inches protrudes and give it another twang. We don't publish actual rates in different currencies as this is constantly changing so we advise you check with a live currency conversion site such as xe. The Reference plays and feels like a vintage Selmer, including longer bell to improve Intonation and a dark, warm lacquer finish. Was wondering if anyone knew where I could find more information, been searching and had no luck so far.
About two months ago I answered a Craigslist ad here in San Diego for what appears to be this very horn. So I went ahead and ordered the v3 neck. After a small break, the Firebird series was introduced in late 2008 to carry over into 2009. This change was more of a manufacturing quality improvement rather than a performance change. He recently had a Selmer alto in the store. Henri Selmer, Paris Description: Acoustics, ergonomic features and aesthetics recall the spirit of this famous model: - rich, round tone colour, very centered blowing and exceptional tuning balance, - compact and precise keywork, comfortable handling, - a specific finish with a fine engraving and dark lacquer.
This may just be paranoia as I have never heard of this happening, nor can I understand how it could happen. I don't know anything about Selmers. Within a reasonable margin of error of course. The other one by comparison has considerable lacquer wear, and I wanted something that looked new and shiny. This series came without high F on all models.
Must be 18 years old or older. Could you measure the tenon thickness and perhaps associate a serial number with this change? You can demonstrate how this works by taking a wooden ruler and placing it on a desk, with about six inches protruding over the edge. Using a hammering process, the neck, body, bow and bell are created from a special brass alloy with a higher copper content, which softens the metal for a richer, warmer sound. The final model in the Bird series was the Dragonbird, debuting in 2011. It's actually quite perplexing, and would be interesting of other people's experiences etc.
I coulda swore I typed tenoN I don't know what you're talking about! There's been a thread about old and new 54 alto neck differences before, I have both the old and the new necks and posted comparative pictures in that thread but nothing about key work differences. Ask the seller privately for the number and do a search for that instrument. I've had to 'fix' a few of these since they first appeared on the market. Use of kid leather pads with plastic tone boosters projects the sound and adds flexibility. In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument. . They all come from China and , luckily, the overwhelming majority are always rather obvious the problem is that those which are not, if there are any, are not recognized as such! As a Professional Selmer Paris Pro Shop, we know what Selmer saxophones are supposed to play like and we know how to make them perfect! It was even more so the case for the preceding models, the Super Balanced Action and the Balanced Action.
In terms of acoustics, this is a rather noticeable difference. Just the way Selmer didn't use to make 'em in 1954. Kalo masih nggak bisa gan, Ni Cara kedua gan, kalo masih ngelek juga: Males banget kan jika windows 7 bajakan anda terkena Not genuine dan tampilan Dekstop menjadi Blank. He acts like he doesn't know, but I beg to differ Yep I figured it was a scam. The standard alto had the same honey gold lacquer as the previous Hummingbird series, but the limited edition had the darker lacquer normally seen on the Reference altos. This can lead to what we call transitional models, which have some new and some old features. A quick note about the use of rubber buffers on the right stack rear bar.
The reason for this is the length of the springs on the right hand key stack. It's possible that it'll go away when I get it back. The curved soprano is a screaming example of not a Selmer. I noticed quite a difference immediately. Whilst there's some merit in hearkening back to a bygone era, I think you can take the premise a little too far. It's rounded on one side, flat on the other.
I thought it might be a well known thing, but couldn't find any info about it. From time to time we have a holiday, in which case items will take longer, look out for any noticesd at the top of the page re:holidays. The design principle is sound enough, two rods separated by a coiled spring. Two reasons: You can't sand the stuff down to make subtle but crucial adjustments to the action and there are no nice screw adjusters on this bar , and there's give in the stuff. In most countries is illegal to own and sell a counterfeited item and if customs get any chance to do this they will confiscate a horn like that even if it has been in your possession for years. It's a simple fix, the sprung rod is removed and tossed away and a solid rod put in its place.
This is actually a very significant issue - a loose crook joint can completely knacker a horn's response, and just about any decent repairer will be able to tell you stories of how they miraculously restored the response of a horn that had foxed many lesser technicians simply by tightening the crook joint. What mouthpiece are you using? I played them, by switching the necks, and there is a real noticeable difference in the sound. Black nickel plating, bluish key touches, red buttons on the key guards, engraving on the keys and neck — if Sorsese wanted a sax to play a role in Goodfellas, this would be the horn. Although the Selmer octave key mechanism was a pivotal design neat pun eh? To be sure, it's a good horn; it sounds good, looks good - but if I were to put it in a line-up against the Yamaha Z alto and the Yanagisawa 992 I think it would be tough to call it. Products in stock We usually post within 3 days of receiving an order. Seriously - it actually wobbled, and no amount of tightening up the crook socket screw would resolve the issue. The neck tube and the tenon thickness stayed the same as the design changes from 2006.
Here and there on the web are dotted comments such as 'the best alto ever made' and so on, and so when I came to blow the horn I was more than a little puzzled. I tried blocking the key closed and found it didn't really make much difference. Not sure exactly what they changed in the third version but I notice some slight variations to the octave key. A total of 5 series were produced over 7 years, each with unique engraving. Now if can just get the G to quit sticking. The main thing you learn from serial numbers is the age of the instrument of course.