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I just picked up a new AW01 which was on sale at a local shop. I played it a bit last night and went back today to make the purchase.

What a precision piece of machinery it is! Everything just fits. Ergonomics is incredible. One thing I noticed was how fluid the side C key made a run across the break feel.

The consistent tone throughout the range of the horn is pretty slick as well. It does allow for tonal shaping, but the upper range sings out beautifully.

Now, back to practice.
 

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Check out Andrew Gould’s new album. He plays one and loves it. Sounds terrific and something different from a Mark VI (Are people ready for something else yet? Meaning do people get tired of everyone sounding like a Mark VI?)
 

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It’s proved a but surprising. I found it timid at first. Restricted. After awhile, it opened up to me.
 

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One thing I noticed was how fluid the side C key made a run across the break feel.
I'm a proponent of the side C, but I fail to understand how using it makes the transition across the break any better. If going from C to D, there is less wasted motion just using the regular fingerings 0x0 000 to xxx xxx.
 

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When I got my new tenor TWO1, the first day it also felt a bit timid or held back. Shortly after the initial intonation issues I had disappeared, and we started dancing!
 

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When I got my new tenor TWO1, the first day it also felt a bit timid or held back. Shortly after the initial intonation issues I had disappeared, and we started dancing!
So what you guys probably mean is you adapted to the horn right? I doubt the horns suddenly change on their own, so guessing you modified your breath support, air stream, etc...
 

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Yes I would agree. I adapted to the intonation issue, for me it was Midfle c#. Also the sax was getting broke in, pads seating etc. a few months later it plays better yet.
 
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