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  1. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    BA vs SBA selmer tenor Tenor saxophones : Selmer Balanced Action 22*** BA (one of the first BA prototype with long bell) VS Selmer Super "Balanced" Action 54*** SBA (one of the last SBA) Hi everybody! I'm glad to share this video test of my woderful horns: Tenor Saxophone Selmer...
  2. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi Guys, see this Selmer SA80 II for sale in Brazil, the second image is ridiculous, the seller has canceled the previous announcement, where his say the serial is 5076XX ¬¬ I appreciate the opinions. The new announcement...
  3. Valuation (How Much is it Worth?)
    Hi guys I've got an as new silver plated French engraved SBA tenor SN 34xxx with short bell. Does the short bell make it less valuable and what is it worth roughly on the market? Thanks for your precious knowledge!
  4. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I started this comparison in a German forum, and we had a lot of fun guessing and commenting, so I'll share it with this community. Horn are a 2006 Inderbinen, a French 1956 Selmer Mark 6 (stripped) with a numbered 67xxx neck and a French 1949 Super (Balanced) Action. Mouthpieces are a...
  5. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi everybody! Here's my question about an unusual horn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYznRN4xUSc&feature=em-upload_owner The serial number is 546xx so it's supposed to be a sba. Almost all the lists say that the first M6's were from serial number 55 200 - Anybody have seen a similar neck...
  6. 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
  7. Necks
    Hi to all SBA Tenor owners and specialists. I am playing this ( french ) Selmer SBA neck with no serial number that I play on my 24xxx BA Selmer. I am very happy with it - plays great, more focused and articulates and projects better than original 24xxx BA neck. I am trying identify its...
  8. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi All, I was reading a little about how to spot a relacquer in other posts. I had once heard that if the bell seam was still visible along the front of the bell and the front bell lip then it's original such as in the following photo...
  9. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi, I don't play the sax. I was helping with an estate sale and we found this sax tucked away in an attic cubbyhole. I took it to a horn shop to learn a little about it. That is where I got the year and the make of it. The shop owner said it was in great shape and a great find. He...
  10. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I am in a situation where I will likely need to sell or trade my rare Selmer Super Balanced Bari with a Low A. I have a couple of interested parties already but I am having a hard time figuring out the value since there is so little sales history on these horns. It's been maintained and...
  11. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I recently bought a 5-digit SX90R tenor because I was hoping for a bigger, darker sound than what I was getting from my SBA (45,XXX). I fell in love with the Keilwerth as soon as I played it. I loved the open blowing feeling and the great response in the low register. After a few days of...
  12. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all ... I'm new to the forum but based on some posts and searches, I had some questions I hope someone can weigh in on: I have an early 50's Selmer SBA (matching 49,xxx s/n) that belonged to my grandfather. I used to play a little clarinet and sax when I was in my teens. I'll probably never...
  13. Selmer (Paris)
    Hey everyone, I just got a late 55xxx SBA tenor this weekend. It plays well, and there's nothing wrong with it, just a curious question: Is my sax a "transitional" between SBA and Mark VI? It does play a bit like some early Mark VIs I tried in the same shop. Serial number it says M 55xxx, if...
  14. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Hey everyone, I went sax shopping in New York for the past few days. I decided to visit Kim Bock's sax shop before visiting Robertos. First thing I must say, is the way he treated me was amazing. I'm just a young saxophonist, but he treated me like a pro. He has a great selection on vintage...
  15. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi all, I recently recorded some takes of the "Groove Merchant" (a composition by Jerome Richardson) for the SOTW TOTM of October 2011 thread. The takes are played on my two Selmer tenor saxophones: 1. Selmer Super Balanced Action (serial 50xxx) of 1952. My main horn since about 1995. The...
  16. Eb Alto
    Hi all, I've been looking for an SBA alto and I tried one over the weekend that I really liked. The tone in middle and low registers was very warm, rich and lyrical. I couldn't get the high notes to sound that well (sounded a bit shrill) but I think it would once I spend more time on it with...
  17. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi all, Having several (vintage) mouthpieces with different shank bore sizes gave me some issues with my neck cork. The smaller ones easily destroy the cork thickness, making it difficult to play the wider ones. In order to solve that issue I bought some monthes ago a second neck for my Selmer...
  18. Selmer (Paris)
    ... and, if so, can you tell us about what you like, and dislike about the soprano ? Have you compared the tone of the SBA soprano to the Selmer VI sopranos ? How would you explain the difference ? How is the intonation on your SBA soprano ... especially with the palm keys ? There are not...
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