Are you talking about an alto saxophone? Most of people agree that Bueschers are more suitable for classical music. I think the Pre-Chu is the more suitable for classic music of the Conn family.
Play whatever you want. It will be reflected in your grade however. Alto is your money horn in school, tenor is a sideline.Carbs said:And I know Juries are involved but Do I have to play Alto for Juries, or can I play Tenor?
I would have to agree with Bruce. I would rather trade a Martin Handcraft for a Chu as opposed to "The Martin Tenor". The few "The Martin Tenors" I have played were really good, solid sounding horns. On a later Martin, a simple change in mouthpiece could remedy your problem.bruce bailey said:I have several Martins, Chus and pre-Chus. I actually like the pre-Chu for most of my playing. I am a classically trained player who now plays mostly big band. The pre-Chu has a more usable fingerboard, the G# is not as distant as the Chu and the bis key is nearer to the B key. I used a Mark VI for over 30 years and it is a great horn but the Conns are the winners for sound. I have 3 of the Conns ready for sale right now and may be interested in your Martin.
One important thing is to know exactly which Martin you currently have. If it is a later one, I would say keep it. Call me if you need more info.
There have been several used Series II and III horns for sale on the Forum recently - if I remember right, one guy had to knock almost a thousand off of his asking price, and it took awhile. That said, I think the final sale price was around $1500. That fact, combined with your statement that you are looking for a "way used" Selmer, tells me that you are looking for something you can acquire for less than $1000. Am I guessing right? If so, I don't think you're going to be able to grab a Series II or III. You might be able to get a used Yani or Yamaha pro model for less than $1000 if you include your Martin in the deal. Yanis and Yamahas seem to come up for sale fairly regularly on the Forum. For added price flexibility, you might consider the older models - like the 880 for Yani, or the 875 or (old) 62 for Yamaha, which have modern keywork but just aren't the latest each company has to offer.Carbs said:I got a few months before I start auditioning for bands. I would really like to get a way Used Selmer Pro Model. I have considered a few options. But I am having trouble trading for a horn.
I almost know what I need for college. I need a Pro. Model Alto from one of these brands.
Selmer horn. Maybe a Cannonball. The problem is that as soon as they jump up they dissapear.