Distinguished SOTW Member
If so, what is it like?
Thomas Inderbinen is a player (pretty good!) and he is a REAL craftsman too. This is, in my humble opinion, the only person today who has this combination of factors and has worked LONG and HARD (we are talking YEARS and many prototypes and experimentations) to come up with the sax he wants to play. As luck would have it, it is also the sax I want to play!!!
I played all 3- the sop, alto, and tenor.
Horns I tried and found worthy of lust and ownership:
hehheh, heheh, heheh...like ALL of them, man!
Really though, the alto was the first horn in my life that I just couldn't put
down...it is the holy grail, it is my madonna, it is the MKVI destroying, silversonic Yani eating apollyon.
I just cannot tell you how easy and magnificent, responsive and gorgeous
sounding this alto was to play.
I WILL get one.....but it takes anywhere form 9 to 11 months after you order....
I guess I should start by pulling all those gold fillings out of my back
The soprano...super responsive and easy, easy, to play in the upper register.
This is the first soprano I have ever played that I could play the upper register with ease and clarity. What a shock! No tongue contortions needed!
My second choice in the trio.
The tenor....I save this for 3rd, but I must also say that I own and play 5 of
the most awesone tenors on this planet, so I had a harder time deciding if this horn was "all that" simply because I need to do some a-b-c-d-e- Inderbinen testing to make a decision. The horn felt very VI-like and was VERY resonant. Like the alto, it felt alive in my hands and was very responsive. It also had a very big and pure sound...I really
liked it and felt that it would be a great horn for a veteran player...
Christoph Lauer who is probably the best German player today (mainly on tenor) has switched over to Inderbinens. You should hear him.
Stephen, you have read "What the Dog saw"?I have.
That's kinda hard to describe.
Have you ever heard of Umami? It's a taste...like sweet, or sour or salty. It describes the sort of taste that's very moreish - something indefinable but quite noticeable. Parmesan cheese has lots of Umami....it's that kind of 'mmmm mmmm yumm yummm' taste.