Pinky fingers are generally the weakest. The aux trill keys move the trill to the strongest and, with the majority of people right handed, the dominant hand.
I Disagree. On horns with the fork Eb, I use that fingering around 75% of the time for Eb as opposed to the spat fingering.
+1. Complete BS. Any tech worth a hill of beans should be able to a) figure out the mechanism in about 4 minutes (even if they have NEVER worked on one before)... and b) regulate it properly.I have read many times about how it's supposedly "so difficult" to keep in regulation, to which I call BS.
It would be the opposite of an 'obstacle'. It gives you a very useful alternate fingering (as I said, IMHO...it actually makes the spat Eb touch the alternate fingering most of the time). But in the spirit of your question - you can also have it enabled and then just ignore it when playing, if you prefer...no harm would be done to the function of the sax.This would not become an obstacle for the playing preformance after it's been restored right?
Psht, says you!
Quite a few of us vintage saxophonists started on vintage saxophones without an opportunity to learn the basics on a Yamaha, and some turned out to be decent players. When I bought my one and only modern saxophone a few years ago, I thought something was wrong because it wouldn’t play Eb.Old saxophones are great for anyone willing to take the time, once you get a basic understanding on a Yamaha student or some other saxes like a Buescher Aristo IV or Bundy II then I think it's perfectly acceptable to move onto a vintage sax if that is your thing. I'm a huge fan of vintage saxophones but I know some aren't willing to pay the price it takes to get them restored or want to get a little learning experience from repairing it, that is my main goal right now I have already serviced a Buescher Aristocrat IV Tenor turned out great I also enjoy doing regular maintence on my Yamaha YAS-23