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 ?
Ebay is the only contact I used with him. I was successful with both necks I purchased from him.Can you send me contact info for Arnold at Eastern, I'm not getting relies to my questions through ebay....thanks,
there are different models suited for tenor sax, SBA, silver plated, gold plated, german copper , etc…do you know which Eastern Music necks are best suited for a Selmer Mark VII ?
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 )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.
If you go through the many pages of this thread you will find that many have tried these on older horns.Has anyone tried these necks on vintage saxophones, example Martins?
It is a long thread but if you write Yamaha and then go advanced search and chose the option in this discussion it will show you al the people who mentioned Yamaha in this threadHas anyone tried this Power Neck on a Yamaha? How does it compare to say G1 and V1 necks?
My Power neck does have also this kind of inner Edge at the Cork ring...I am going to try to Remove it as you do , in order to have exactly the same Diameter as my Selmer Mark 7 neck.I resized my tenon for a better fit to my Selmer Super today.
And whilst at it I removed the inner edge of the cork ring which then made the inner diameter identical to the original neck.
This seems to have really transformed how this neck plays.
The slight gurgling I had previously has gone and the neck seems a little less resistant than before.
I’m extremely happy with how it is now performing.
If these notes are also sharp with the original neck, could experiment with the palm key heights.My Power neck does have also this kind of inner Edge at the Cork ring...I am going to try to Remove it as you do , in order to have exactly the same Diameter as my Selmer Mark 7 neck.
I have tuning problems with the power neck , with E3 and F3 SHARP...!
Any recommendation ?
I played two Power Necks on my Yamaha 82ZIIUL WOF. One was "German Brass" and the other one was "Hand-hammered Copper". Both fitted nicely and played in tune. In the end, I did not keep them, nor do I play on the V1 anymore. I now have a Yamaha E1 gold plated and a Yamaha C1 Sterling Silver. I am yet undecided which one I prefer but I think I am leaning towards the E1. To me, it provides the best intonation and the right amount of resistance.Has anyone tried this Power Neck on a Yamaha? How does it compare to say G1 and V1 necks?