So out of approx 3000 at between 70 and 80 years of age, how many would you imagine are still around
and still playable today?
Does anyone have any experience with these horns?
My only experience is through listening to my favourite tenor man "Zoot".
Judging by his playing the keywork must be more managable than most people tend to think.
And the sound certainly doesn't seem to be lacking either. At least in the hands of this Master.
I am currently awaiting the arrival of a 16 XXX Tenor I have recently purchased.
My main tenor at the moment is an early 50s King Zephyr.
The only sax I have that may have comparable keywork is an early forties SML alto. Although the keywork on this is different to modern styled saxes,
it still seems quite comfortable. And Intonation is almost spot on.
Does anybody have any suggestions for the type of mouthpiece that works well with these horns?(Selmer Supers).
I currently use a Morgan 7L rubber and a 60s 95/1 metal Berg Larsen.(Along with some Saxscape prototypes including Fatcat, Extra Dark and SL Models.)
The Morgan is the piece I am most comfortable with and hope it works just as well on the Super.
Super has arrived and I couldn't be happier.
Morgan works well, but I'm really liking my Berg Larsen 95/1 offset M metal piece on it as well.
Never been a fan of metals before. But you know what they say about berg metals on tenor.
This is such an easy blow, especially down low.
Have an old woodwind co hard rubber lying around somewhere, look forward to trying this one out too.
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