As we all know , any saxophone is unlikely to be spot on - my test is to tune to a note somewhere around the middle of the registers where the tuning is likely to be most reliable. I find a G to be good, partly because I can play it with one hand while playing a corresponding note on a keyboard.Any tips on how to check the intonation of vintage horns? How spot on should a Super Balanced Action be?
All good advice but is also worth checking with other notes to tune to, e.g. concert A is B on tenor which can sometimes be slightly out with many of the other notes.tune your two As then play a very slow chromatic scale with someone other than you checking the tuner so you don't adjust. Ive passed on a few horns with bad intonation in the palms K