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I had a early 200*** zephyr alto and loved the transparent light sound of it

ARE THE ZEPHYR Tenors as well like that slim transparent light sounding?
 

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The early Zephs were of an almost identical body design as their predecessors, the Voll-True II's. It is these model horns which have that sorta airy, throaty, whispy tone a'la Prez (although he played a Conn).

I think any Zeph made pre-1940's has that body spec. So if you are seeking that tone, look for a VT-II or early Zephyr. The middle-period Zephyrs are the ones which are essentially Super 20's. The late Zephyrs had their design changed again and those are not considered particularly desireable.

Awesome sound, isn't it ? I have worked up a half-dozen or more of these, both Altos and Tenors....and everyone who has ever playtested one has really, really liked them. They have said the tone is something really unique....a completely different paradigm from both modern horns and even from the blow-you-away big american Tenor tone which came shortly after.

Hella ....sexy sound, really....
 

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Hi THanks for the Info ....Thats what I was talking about!
 
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