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Looking at eBay at the Eastern Music page , they are not selling NOW the “Eastern Music German Copper Gold Lacquered SBA Style neck”… only the unlacquered version . Have you any idea what happened to the Gold lacquered ?
 

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These necks are really quite good (for the price, they're outstanding). I just purchased 2 of them for my early 60's MarkVI, an SBA-style lacquer ($70), and an SBA-style hand hammered copper ($160). Both play great. Intonation is perfect. The lacquer one is remarkably free-blowing, a bit more spread sound. Copper has a bit more resistance but a lot more power, more compact and focused. Quite a bit of timbral difference between the two, but both very well made, good players and a bargain. I'm keeping the lacquer one. Anyone interested in a deal on the copper, send me a message.
 

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I bought the Eastern Music "Power neck champagne gold color tenor saxophone SBA style neck with warm sound" with the 28.2 mm tenon to go with my Conn 10M. I'm still putting it through its paces now (with a variety of mouthpieces), but my first impression is quite positive. It fits perfectly and sounds great. Intonation is fine. While I'm still trying to wrap my head around the sound of this neck, so far it is comparable to the stock neck. For $79 US, highly recommended.
 

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when I asked which one is best for Selmer Mark VII, I referred to the different options they have in offer ..
 

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do you know which Eastern Music necks are best suited for a Selmer Mark VII ?
there are different models suited for tenor sax, SBA, silver plated, gold plated, german copper , etc…
which one gives best result in Selmer Mark 7 ?
 

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Mine blew flat from A2 up, and I noticed the pip diameter was noticeably smaller than my other necks. I opened it with a file and now it plays great and in tune.
My Selmer Mark VII Neck, has the pip diameter larger than other necks ( Yamaha YTS-275, and Power Neck ) and I had Sharp notes from A2 up... I filled the pip with a piece of metal film and reduced the diameter and now it plays in Tone .( the inverse situation as you had )
 

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How much do these necks weigh? Eastern Music write that weight for tenor necks: 230 or 260 grams . Are they really that heavy or this incorrect information? My heavy Saxgourmet Evolution neck weight 190 grams.
 

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Thank you. I formulated the question a little inaccurately. I see that these necks have been used for Selmers, Beaugniers, Conns. But I'm interested in their compatibility with old Martins.
 

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I had a look and, until now, in this thread, nobody specifically mentioned Martin.

However, since we are on this subject, of course, at least the Martin Necks with the fastening screw built in won’t be able to use the Power Necks while you may use the ones made with in mind an older Conn design for other models.

The very best option for anyone looking to buy an exact reproduction of Martin necks ( more expensive than these power necks €395 + VAT which you don’t pay if outside the EU, I think ) will always be the Blazersatelier in Tilburg ( NL)

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I'm curious to try these necks on Dick Stabile and Olds Studio tenors. Usual design (not as Martin Committee/Magna or Keilwerth style).
 

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well, try, but since they were not specifically made to be used on those horns would probably not give the results that you are expecting. The taper, length, volume, position of the pip, octave pip protrusion, may all of partly be wrong.
 
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