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I can't remember where I read this, I think it was in college and a teacher told me that the early SA-80s were late MK-VIs. Anyone else hear this?
I own a early super 80 series I(334xxx) bari and I reads on sax pics they are VI body tubes w/ super 80 keywork. It is a awesome bari!!!!My favorite sax!!!!Steve P said:Well, as I know it, the SA80 bari (serie I) was in fact a Mark VI with an added high F# key. Its very obvious to the eye, and even more so when it is in your hands. The Alto's and Tenors were very different horns. Also, I have seen and played the SA80 serie I Soprano prototype that Selmer made (a friend owns it), and it is not very Mk VI-ish to me....
This is rumour and I think, and pure nonsense, unless you are speaking of the Baritone, which I can't speak to, and may indeed be the same body tube as the VI...I just don't have enough info here.Upawholestep said:I can't remember where I read this, I think it was in college and a teacher told me that the early SA-80s were late MK-VIs. Anyone else hear this?
Tell us how you really feel!!!!LOL I think my Super 80 series I: baritone is kick ***** whether it has VI atributes or not!!!!!It is fun discussing how the selmers evolved!!!Saxplayer67 said:I couldn't care less if the first SA-whatnots were really VIs, VIIs, MXCMIIVs or whatever. :shock:
I agree. Since the VI Selmer started looking at all the little things to cut costs too - ie, shorter springs which make a snappier and not as VI smooth action.Thomas said:I'm 100% with qwerty on this one-I tried and liked the SA 80 when they first came out but it is not a VI or even a VII it felt truely like a machine manufactured instrument as do all the incarnations of it. Yes I do realize the VII was also mostly machine manufactured but it seems to me that they paid a bit more attention with the VII.