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Hi,
I was wondering how practice intense a C-Soprano is?
How does it feel, how about response and Intonation issues?
I play an old Conn New Wonder Bass Sax (~1918) in Sax ensemble, and have terrible intonation issues.
It's not properly set up, but its really terrible!

How is this on a C-Soprano?! I'm mainly a Bari player, let's say slightly advanced.

thx for your help

Chris
 

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Difficult compared to the other saxes. My last one was a Conn and even with a proper C mouthpiece, it was a real struggle. I found that tuning on the sharp side and playing down was the easiest but it wanted to play in 7ths rather than Octaves.
 

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okay - maybe I'll better try a modern Bb soprano^^
 

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I don't have a problem with my Conn until I get into the palm keys...
 

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Same here with my Conn stencil, only a problem in the palm keys, don't like the feel of the inline ones tho' - so it could be partly psychological. High Eb tends towards E-nat anyway.

kryz - if you've played clari or Bb soprano, the switch (imho) is relatively easy, but with the proviso's that there may be a little mouthpiece (ahem !) prioritisation required - and/or like Bruce you might end up with one that's just a problem - period.

I'm sure you're already used to a little lipping ?

By the way, Seasonal Greetings to all !
 
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