It really looks like a High Pitch Bb soprano to me. The spacing of the low C lever and the fact it goes to high F and also the neck spacing. Is the total body length around 22" ( C) or 25" (Bb)?
It's 23½ inch ... There is a picture in my post with a tape measure.It really looks like a High Pitch Bb soprano to me. The spacing of the low C lever and the fact it goes to high F and also the neck spacing. Is the total body length around 22" ( C) or 25" (Bb)?
It's a cute little thing.........................
The only issue is the mouthpiece. I got a shortened O. Linck 6* with it and now it plays perfectly in the key of B wich for the moment is ok, but I already wrote Pillinger and asked for a c-mouthpiece as I plan to play together with other instruments when we are allowed again. And I do not want to play in c# when everyone is playing in c. Or worse: in g# major as I will play with folk instruments and a very common key is g major/minor because of the French and German bagpipes.
I also made a short video … I still have to get back in shape as I haven't seriously played for several years so please be kind.
Testvideo on YouTube
Is there someone who can tell me more about the age of my instrument?
Sure, but I actually bought a c sax to NOT have to transpose anymore.It's a cute little thing.
Re: playing in C# when everyone's in C? You can do it and get used to it. While in junior high school I did the bassoon part of Brigadoon on bari sax; playing in G#, D#, etc. was common...good times! LOL
How's the intonation? When playing in e.g. C# are you in tune, or does it sound/feel out of tune(and you're adjusting)?Sure, but I actually bought a c sax to NOT have to transpose anymore.
I played alto and Bb soprano for years and tenor in a big band. It was my main instrument when I studied to become a music teacher. But than I switched to opera singing and I am doing that professionally for about 15 years now. Enough roles to learn and daily voice training.
I am getting too old to practice in strange keys 😂
The intonation is good. I didn't try to play in C# (too much crosses ... feels like walking over a graveyard) but in all "normal" keys I played everything is fine.How's the intonation? When playing in e.g. C# are you in tune, or does it sound/feel out of tune(and you're adjusting)?
Hi Uwe, thanks for the answers.Hi Kristof, this is unfortuantely a High pitch Bb Soprano in A=465 HZ soprano. I have a very similar from Guenot, exact same length (a lovely player) from the same period and I play with my regular Bb soprano mouthpiece on it. A=465 HZ is fine though, it means you were right, it is a Soprano in concert "H".
True ... But it was advertised and sold as C soprano without any other information.I think Kristof is looking explicitly for a C soprano. Kristof, I am afraid that such instruments are usually priced quite a bit higher than what you paid for the Douchet!