So I'm in the market for a new sax, and I'm looking at the Yamaha YAS 62III. There is a silver model (which i really like) and a normal gold lacquer version. I was wondering what the difference in sound would be vs the two. I'm a classical player too.
Interesting, I was reading up on a similar subject earlier today regarding my interest in an Alto horn that is made in four different materials. Given the matter is debated by some, the only plausible difference you the player is likely to notice is in the vibration sense and how that may or may not compliment what you hear behind the horn and for that you would need to play both. The vibration of the horn offers a significant source of influence because if you could not hear, you would at least be able to feel the vibration from the instrument. The thickness, density and coatings have an effect on vibration frequency that you may or may not find pleasant. That's the only thing that makes sense to me as I've listened to a number of comparisons and rarely heard a difference that could be attributed to the horn make and finish, over variance in the player and how well the same mpc works with the horns being compared. The listener will likely hear no difference.
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