Sax on the Web Forum Archive / Alto Saxophone / B&S Codera

Next 20 Messages
John
User ID: 0046004
Jun 26th 9:34 PM
Has anybody play the B&S Codera alto that WW&BW offers? If so, what are your thoughts on it? thanks.
noce
User ID: 1516194
Jun 27th 5:23 AM
i am also interested in it. any comment on it?
John
User ID: 7392313
Jun 27th 5:49 PM
Anyone?
T.S.
User ID: 8882983
Jun 28th 11:43 AM
I love mine. I've had it for about a month and am very pleased with it. It's a darker and has more resistance (somewhat Selmeresque) than my YAS-62 Ponzol necked Yamaha, and has a wonderful core sound and great altissimo. A great deal, and the finish is a beautiful honey lacquer and the case is BAM case.
It's very similar to the B&S made Guardala's with the exception of the Resoblade system on the bow and bell stack.
John
User ID: 7392313
Jun 28th 12:35 PM
Do you know why such a great saxophone is sold at such a low price? Shouldn't it be up there with the rest of the pro horns? I guess I'm just a little skeptical.
Jerry K.
User ID: 9523443
Jun 28th 1:04 PM
Somethng about the end of a licensing period between Codera and B&S the maker. I can only imagine the product range did not take off at a level that met either Codera's, B&S's or both of their expectations. These things happen. I would personally be hesitant to purchase this sax due to a concern over parts availability a few years down the road. After all, they don't use conventional pads and resonators in the lower stack and bell keys. Probably a great deal on a great playing and sounding sax, but if you actually play it, pads are bound to wear out eventually.
T.S.
User ID: 8882983
Jun 28th 1:51 PM
2 new Resoblade designs are going into production under the parent company of B&S. One is full Reso horn, and the other is a hybrid horn with more Resoblades than the intitial design. The Resoblades replacements are available.
John
User ID: 7392313
Jun 28th 8:08 PM
T.S., do you know the price range of these two new models and when they will be out on the market?
tony
User ID: 0965344
Jun 29th 10:27 AM
If you want to know more about the B&S codera. Here's the discussion on that in SOTW.

boardset-saxweb-boardid-makes2-thread-62-spec-4560296

I personally hated the idea of wwbw selling the Codera in such a low price since I paid almost double for the B&S2001 (tenor). I think it is even cheaper than a B&S 1000. As for performance, they don't well the codera here in HK so I wouldn't know.
regards
Wolf Codera
User ID: 2623374
Jul 3rd 6:56 AM
There is no problem concerning spare parts.
The resoblades used on the low 5 keys of the B&S Coderas are still available or if you like, you can use the corresponding blades of the new Codera Tresonance and Resolution saxes and "update" the horn.
Al Soskin from Codera USA, Atlanta GA is back from vacation on the 7th of July. He can tell about his experiences with the B&S Codera horns.

BTW I do not know why wwandbw sells the horns at such a low rate. The prices of the B&S Coderas rised up to EUR (which is appr. US Dollar) 2500 or even more when it was published that the licensing period was over.
T.S.
User ID: 8882983
Jul 5th 2:21 PM
Wolf-All I can say, is my alto is a Great Horn! I absolutely love mine!
Wolf Codera
User ID: 0464054
Jul 6th 3:45 AM
T.S.
Thank you
Jerry K.
User ID: 9523443
Jul 7th 8:49 PM
Wolf, you're killing me. I am "very" tempted to buy one of your , if they still do. Do you prefer the alto or tenor that they have available?
Jerry K.
User ID: 9523443
Jul 7th 9:46 PM
Man, what I ment to say is I am very tempted to buy a Codera at WW&BW if they still have them in stock. Do you have a preference for the alto or tenor?
Wolf Codera
User ID: 9858163
Jul 8th 6:13 PM
Jerry K.,

I was mostly playing alto (BTW the B&S Codera Alto is kind of Selmer style body with Buescher style bell), but today I also like to play the B&S Codera tenor updated with the balancer and the resoguard (a titanium rod mounted at the body-bell connector) very much.

What I heard from dealers is that most people who purchased one of the models (no matter whether they got alto or tenor) purchased the corresponding one later.
T.S.
User ID: 8882983
Jul 8th 7:03 PM
The resisitance on the alto reminds me much of a Mk VI..although the feel is unique-closer to the feel of Keilwerth action than Selmer ...and the horn has a great tonality that I'm just beginning to explore. I would love to try the tenor!

Jerry K.
User ID: 9523443
Jul 8th 11:49 PM
For anyone interested, WW&BW still has altos and tenors in stock and they told me the rebate is instant. That means that you can charge the purchase and you get billed only $995 for the alto and $1295 for the tenor. Also, they still allow a 2 week trial period for anyone who is a little uncertian.

"What I heard from dealers is that most people who purchased one of the models (no matter whether they got alto or tenor) purchased the corresponding one later."

Wolf, I was contemplating ordering one of each to try but given your comment I have concerns that I might have a difficult time sending one back!

So how many of the pads on the saxes that WW&BW have in stock use the res-o-blade and how many pads are conventional?
Wolf Codera
User ID: 2100804
Jul 10th 2:15 PM
Jerry K.,

the resoblades are on the lowest five keys.
The rest is padded with Pisoni waterproof pads(leather/felt with coating).

beth
User ID: 7601343
Jul 11th 3:25 PM
does anyone know if the ww&bw in NYC has any altos in stock...?
John
User ID: 2421434
Jul 18th 12:05 AM
I just ordered my Codera alto sax from ww&bw. I thought I'd give it a try since ww&bw is offering free shipping right now. Hopefully I won't have to return it. Are these horns pretty consistent from horn to horn like the Yamahas?
Next 20 Messages