Alot of people dislike the balanced action design that was created back in the 1930's but I do not quite understand why. What exactly did the balanced action system change about the saxophone and why is it not considered (by some) to be superior?
I have a #20,xxx BA alto. One of the first. It is essentially a "Radio Improved" neck and body with a new bell & bow and improved key work. I used to play a #27,xxx alto and I have a #28,xxx tenor. These a some of the best horns I've ever played and I've played a sh#t -load of saxophones! I don't know if the sound better than the older models, but they play in tune and they are easy to get around on.
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