This is actually a very valid point.I'll add one thing though, you don't have to be great player to review a saxophone. You need only be knowledgeable and competent. Great players are often not good reviewers because they can make anything sound great - that's a big part of the reason why companies pay them to endorse or give them free instruments to endorse.
I also tried quite a few of original Custom Signatures and was quite underwhelmed, so I'll be interested to see how they've improved them.I'm about to post a review on my site of the new Signature Custom Raw tenor (should be up in the next few days).
I tried the earlier versions, and while they were decent enough horns I was never that taken with them. The new model is very different indeed.
Yes they are some of the best horns made today,well i think so but i asked about the TJ hornyou mean next to being a spokesman for P.Mauriat? Yes, there are many " best horns around " for some people
"......At last a new horn that sounds and feels really exceptional - just like a vintage Mk6 but new and with a big booty sound - the weight is great as is the response - tuning is perfect and there is that woody / grainy thing in the sound that I've only previously found in my old selmers ... fantastic !"
I don't know if he's made any public comments about it as yet - but my information comes from talking to him personally when he dropped round for a spot of lunch.I'm a great Andy Sheppard fan, can anyone let me know where Andy has made any comments about the TJ Horn or his involvement with the design etc. Thanks.