Sax on the Web Forum Archive / Alto Saxophone / Modern alto sound

MML
User ID: 2093804
Aug 2nd 2:11 AM
I'm going to buy a new alto. Just brand new, not Mark VI or Con such vintage horn.
My choice are:

Selmer Series III
Yani - A992
Yamaha Custom YAS-875


I have test on these 3 horn, each are good. Keywork seem to be Yani is better but A-992 is bronze, a little bit dark sound for me. I want to know how you judge them if I use it for more modernized music - Smooth Jazz, Fusion & Contemporary Jazz. Which one you willconsider & why? Please don't say Ref 54 alto, still takes long time comes out and nobody knows how the sound.
E Flat
User ID: 0018434
Aug 2nd 10:23 AM
I say make your sound unique...pick one you like.
Mike R.
User ID: 9314413
Aug 2nd 10:47 AM
For a bright, contemporary sound, you may want to consider the Yanagisawa A-9930, with the sterling silver neck and body tube.
jd
User ID: 8185963
Aug 7th 9:26 PM
selmer or the yamaha. i just tried the new yannies. the fingering is so strange for altissimo reg that i couldnt get used to playing it. what about the yamaha 62? i thought that played as good or better than the custom. my opinion
MojoBari
User ID: 1320554
Aug 8th 8:35 AM
Its more in the choice of sound concept and mouthpiece selection than the sax. Dark horns with bright mouthpieces can sound similar to bright horns with dark mouthpieces.
clark
User ID: 9565813
Aug 10th 5:28 PM
Go Keilwerth sx90r. That's the best new horn you can get!
jd
User ID: 8185963
Aug 10th 10:46 PM
yes keilwerths are a great choice too