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Well, first let me say that I never really paid any serious attention to these
saxophones; never read a single thread in this section.

Ok, maybe one or two back when Paul Coats was first praising them, but even
then, it was immaterial to me.

I got one of these a few days ago; a 2003 model according to the original receipt
in the case.

I got a good deal on it so there was little to lose, and it's in basically
mint condition - I don't think the owner played it much, at all.

As soon as I put my mouthpiece on it(HR Barone .70) and blew it I was
really amazed at the tone I was getting.

Reeds are Superial DC 3.5's or Queen 3's

I'd done some reading and the potential tuning issues that were[scantly] mentioned
were not there .

Great scale and sound, to these ears.

I'll probably have the springs upgraded at some point, but other than that this
horn is, dare I say it .. excellent .

No rush on the spring replacement either as the horn hasn't had much use,
but I'd like to install blue needle springs ..

I've been wanting to get either a Yani S902 or 901, but this horn will definitely
allow me to take my time saving the funds for one.

Actually if the S901 has a more substantial tone I'll be really impressed

I haven't had a huge number of sopranos, in my time, but I know a good sound
when I hear it.

I've played a Buescher TT, still own Conn and Martin straights, and recently
[and] regrettably sold a nice French Vito from the 60s, that had a great sound.

Also, a modern Borgani pearl silver that had a great sound, but was heavy.

This 582LQ is no joke ! :shock: :D
 

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Glad you like it. I've posted a few times since the last NAMM Show in January about the 582 . . . sorry you missed them. DAVE
 

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The late model Antiguas are pretty decent horns. I had a late 1990s A570 BC soprano and then I bought a 2006 586LQ from Kessler-Las Vegas. The newer 586LQ blew away my 570 as far as intonation, sound, feel, etc. I was still even able to sell my 570 to an interested buyer. Good all-around horns.
 

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Dave Dolson said:
Glad you like it. I've posted a few times since the last NAMM Show in January about the 582 . . . sorry you missed them. DAVE
Hi Dave- I may have seen them, recently, as I started reading up on the 582
while I was [awaiting shipping].

I was anticipating a 'decent buy' and instead got ....a bit more than that .;)

Day 3 of the honeymoon and still very pleased ..she's a keeper.
 

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I got mine a couple of months ago. Very nice. Intonation is great, altissimo is great, tone is great. The only thing for me is that the metal seems softer than I'd like. The Yanagisawas, Yamahas and Selmers seem to have a little more heft to them. But otherwise, I'm loving it!
 

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No rush on the spring replacement either as the horn hasn't had much use,
but I'd like to install blue needle springs ..
Why? :?

Tryptykon said:
This 582LQ is no joke ! :shock: :D
A few of us here have been preaching this for years.

Congrats on the horn. When it comes to sopranos there is no greater value. :)
 

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SaxyAcoustician said:
Why? :?


A few of us here have been preaching this for years.

Congrats on the horn. When it comes to sopranos there is no greater value. :)
Like I said in my original post .. I never paid much attention to the Antigua line,
so the few that have been preaching for years .. I missed out on the sermons.

No big deal, as I had some pretty nice sops, and wasn't in the market for more.

Re: 'why' on the spring swap -- I haven't still done it, yet.

But, why not ?
 
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