I play next to this guy in a swing band, thank god he finally found something that plays in tune! Just kidding, John makes any horn sound good, especially the Orches, bonus points for it looking cool too!I play one and it’s a very good horn. Very good intonation and for me a rich, warm dark tone with my setup. Rich Maraday has a clip or two where he gets a brighter sound than me.
I’m not a pro but I’m progressing.
Here’s https://soundcloud.com/john-kotches/sotw-totm-2018-06-miss-jones-tenor-first-take a quick take of Have You Met Miss Jones.
Feel free to contact me if you’d like.
Hi and thanks for the review. Can you let us hear the comparison between the selmers? Just record them with a good mic or your cell phone.So I ended up making a deal on this exact horn after the latest auction ended. I got it yesterday and took it for a spin. I also did a side by side comparison with a 94XXX VI a 47XXX SBA and a Yani T902. They must have copied the bore design of the 94K VI to a tee because it felt a lot closer to the 94K VI than any of the others. The ergos were fantastic and it had a nice loud tone everywhere in the range. The vintage Selmers still had more colorful, richer sounds, but not by as much as you would expect. The Ochres definitely played and sounded better than the Yani (and it's a good horn). The Ochres also outplayed most of the other Mark VI tenors I've played, but I think like any other horn it will meet its match going against the primo 5 digit VI example. Considering I bought the Ochres for less than 20% of each vintage Selmer and about 60% of the Yani, I would say it's the most bang for buck horn I've ever seen. As for a modern tenor comparison, I've owned in the past 2 ref 54's, a S80 II, a YTS-62 III, and an 82Z II. The Ochres felt like it blew better than all of those other modern examples. It's a great horn, I'm planning to keep it in the stable with my vintage Selmers. It's going to replace the Yani as my "modern, outdoor gig, leave in the trunk and not worry about it, backup, etc horn."
Great horns! 3D printed technology. The N0' 5x Model is a incredible sounding, responsive instrument and surprisingly affordable. They are also very in tune, built well with the pads shellacked in and great setup work. It's a really a beautiful sounding instrument.
you should ask Rich Maraday , he was trying to get in touch to distribute them.
You ‘ve bought one new for $750? If that was new and sold directly from the company it was certainly under their buying price