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Just got a rare Buffet S2 Tenor. Amazing condition. A tad brighter than my SDA but pure Buffet tones. Very thick, creamy. The thing can wail also. Rehearsal to night and cant wait. Always wondered about Buffets for lots of years and after my alto SDA lands tomorrow I will have three :twisted: most horn dogs will never get a chance to try a Buffet. You should try and find one.
 

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Just got a rare Buffet S2 Tenor. Amazing condition. A tad brighter than my SDA but pure Buffet tones. Very thick, creamy. The thing can wail also. Rehearsal to night and cant wait. Always wondered about Buffets for lots of years and after my alto SDA lands tomorrow I will have three :twisted: most horn dogs will never get a chance to try a Buffet. You should try and find one.
Time to start calling you BuffetBoy??? :twisted: :bluewink:

Happy times, Davey. All the best to you in your continuing Quest.
 

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Nice horn Davey,what's happened to the Hanson?
Went a while back , ha. Got my SDA after it. Some guy from the Royal collage of music bought it months back. In good hands, lol
 

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Time to start calling you BuffetBoy??? :twisted: :bluewink:

Happy times, Davey. All the best to you in your continuing Quest.
Ha, as waiting on that. Horns with a B rock my world like you also.
 

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Looking forward to hearing what you sound like. I like my S2 tenor a lot and find it responds well to different mouthpieces. Ergonomics are mainly fine but I did have one slight thing causing discomfort - let us know how you get on.

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Well the sad bit is I still sound like me . Ha. Had a jazz trio rehearsal to night and I loved it. Boys loved it. Ergos are great for me. Like my SDA Tenor the balance is way off where the strap ring is. I made a extender for the SDA and it is perfect now. Do same on the S2. Was using a DG Studio piece on it to night which I just got yesterday off Andy Brush . Sounded nice. SDA Alto tomorrow. Can't wait.
 

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From what I have read and understand, The S2 is the same basic horn as the S1 without the S1's fancy keywork. I love my S1 and the sound I get from it, and if the S1 and S2 are truly the same, sans keywork, you got an amazing sounding horn! Congrats!
 

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Like my SDA Tenor the balance is way off where the strap ring is. I made a extender for the SDA and it is perfect now.
I'd be interested to see or hear how your extender was made and where it puts the new strap connection point. I never thought of that on my S2 tenor, but the edge of the LH thumbrest was digging into my thumb and that might have been down to a balance issue rather than its shape.

Good luck with the S2 tenor.

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I'd be interested to see or hear how your extender was made and where it puts the new strap connection point. I never thought of that on my S2 tenor, but the edge of the LH thumbrest was digging into my thumb and that might have been down to a balance issue rather than its shape.

Good luck with the S2 tenor.

Rhys
My SDA was really unbalanced. MP as resting on my cheek !!! simple job. Used a L bracket in my Dads shed and his grinder, holes were already in. Its great now. Doing one for the S2, which is not that bad. Using a elephant ear thumb rest on that horn.

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From what I have read and understand, The S2 is the same basic horn as the S1 without the S1's fancy keywork. I love my S1 and the sound I get from it, and if the S1 and S2 are truly the same, sans keywork, you got an amazing sounding horn! Congrats!
Only difference is the S1 has a metal thumb rest, S2 plastic and the S1 C/Eb brass roller system. The S2 C/Eb is more like a Super Dynaction. Both have the same S1 left hand pinky table, more engraving on the S1.
 
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