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  1. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi all, I recently purchased a newly overhauled MKVI tenor (111xxx) and have a couple of questions. Both pertain to me using it as a classical horn too, because I enjoy the feel and tone of the MKVI so much. First, when playing certain notes (low d up to g) at a ppp dynamic, the instrument...
  2. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi! I got a 68xxx «British» mark vi alto (It has the «London stamp» on it») and have some questions related to it. (I know that all the mark vi’s were manufactured in France.) Did the mark vi’s for the british market got assembled, laquered and engraved in the UK, or was all of this done at the...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm thinking of selling my Mark VI Alto (#1621xx, 1968). It's quite unusual in a couple of ways. I bought it when I was in Paris and was able to bring it into the US personally without any damage or disfigurement whatsoever to the horn. It also has no engraving on the bell except for the...
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Here's another tune from my new cd "Shout-out!" . I wrote this one for the great Lou Donaldson. I would describe this as sort of an altered boogaloo blues with a bridge..AABA form. Again I'm on my 73xxx Selmer Mark VI, Otto Link Florida No USA 9* and Roberto's Winds 3M reed. Thanks for checking...
  5. Necks
    Hey guys I got this Mark VI tenor neck from my tech to try out on my VI. He salvaged it from a horn, that was run over by a car but he doesn't know what serial it was. Anyone can guess from the pictures? It sounds to me like a later serial, very even low resistance and on the brighter side of...
  6. Stolen Instruments, Music
    Hello everyone, my tenor was stolen from an Italian train on Friday, July 6 2018. It is a 1961 Selmer Mark VI serial number 93313 in a well-worn black Walt Johnson hard case. The handles wore out so now it has a single handle made of braided white rope. The carrying strap was replaced by...
  7. Bb Tenor
    I'm trying to decide if I want to keep this P. Mauriat 66R. What's your opinion of horn "A" (Mark VI) vs horn "B" (66R)? What differences do you hear? https://streamable.com/lo8af
  8. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi guys I just stumbled upon a 1972/73 Mark VI on the second hand sites. I always wanted to own a MKVI or SBA as an alto. However as I know these nice horn don't go away for less than 5k here. The seller only wants 3.9k and as I read all the tipps for buying saxes on this forum I'm a bit...
  9. Stolen Instruments, Music
    Selmer 1957 Mark VI tenor saxophone, serial number M73842 Stolen with a B & N “lost wax” (black hard rubber) mouthpiece and a Vandoren Optimum ligature. The horn was stolen without a case. My tenor saxophone went missing from the stage of the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver on January 5, 2018...
  10. Reeds
    than on your VI?
  11. Manufacturing/ Construction
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/stradivarius-violins-lose-against-new-instruments-for-the-third-time/525798/ Interesting study. I prefer vintage saxophones myself, but maybe I need to do a blindfold test on a gig.
  12. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Help or advice needed here. I recently purchased a Mark VI Alto #178XXX. The sound is satisfying, and i have no other issues with the exception of G and F# (with thumb key pressed). These 2 notes are producing irregular trembling sound when i play lightly (long notes). I cannot hear the...
  13. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    This time from a very familiar voice in the sax gear community, Zach Sollitto! Here is the link: http://www.bestsaxophonewebsiteever.com/kb-sax-necks-is-your-neck-on-your-side/ All the best, Dos
  14. Yanagisawa
    I've done a comparison of my 168k Mark VI tenor with my newly acquired and overhauled T880. Read the post and listen to the recordings here on my website: http://bettersax.com/yanagisawa-t880-vs-selmer-mark-vi-tenor/ It's rather long and the recordings are uncompressed which is why I am not...
  15. Selmer (Paris)
    This is as much a question as it is a statement. I see pics of many top tenor players who are endorsers of 'other' brands, but invariably when I view clips of them actually playing, they're playing a Selmer. Any thoughts?
  16. Stolen Instruments, Music
    Hello all, (edit) So I wanted to update this thread, I'm not sure if it's better to just do a new post since this is older now but I was energized with a bit of information from a fellow who let me know that I should create a web page dedicated to the instrument and its recovery, with all the...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, I asked earlier for giving me suggestion for a tenor saxophone with comfortable ergonomics and fast acting key mechanism as opposed to my Buffet Crampon Super Dynaction that has a stiff key mechanism and ergonomically not as catering as some of the newer designs. I was told a lot of...
  18. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum here. It's nice to meet all of you. I just bought a Yamaha YAS 82ZIIL Alto and I'm quite happy with it. The only problem is it is not a Selmer. It was an impulse buy and I'm now regretting the decision. I have a chance to get a Selmer Mark VI. Either a Tenor or...
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all, I've been in correspondence with a man on the Seattle Craigslist about trading saxophones. I have a mint condition Mark VI tenor from 1973, and he has an unlacquered (but still great condition) alto from 1957. His actually used to belong to Vincent Herring and was played on his last...
  20. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all- Noob here, posting because I'd really like to sell my Selmer Mark VI Alto sax but am not really sure how to proceed. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and very experienced in selling other instruments, but as you can imagine, selling a saxophone is very different - particularly one of this...
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