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Got my new T991 yesterday and put it up against my SX90. While I've not gone over the 991 entirely to make sure it's set up as well as my JK, I thought I'd mention something interesting.

I disliked the relative resistance of the 991 in comparison to my JK, so I took one of my extra JK necks and fit it to the 991. Freed up the horn considerably while not adversely affecting the intonation. Altissimo popped a little more readily with the Yani neck, but was not unattainable with the JK neck. The JK neck gave the horn a slightly bolder thicker core.

I have yet to play both horns in context (playing out, play along CD's, etc) - so my evaluation is incomplete. Also, I hadn't run so much as a leak light through the Yani, so who knows what lurks there.

But the relative performance and sound was noticeably different.

Does Yani make an aftermarket neck with a larger inlet bore? The Yani measured around .505" - the JK around .520"
 

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How much did you have to adjust the tenon size?
 

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A lot. I didn't measure, though I had to go through a couple different collets to reduce it enough. I'll measure sometime between the two and post it.
 

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Played the JK-necked Yani in a big band performance yesterday and suffered no consequences. Intonation was right on and the tone was bigger than stock - nice and full and free-blowing. It's a really wonderful setup. I still don't have the precise measurements between the two horns - sorry about that.
 

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Yani makes a few different necks, apparently. Haven't found any dimensional specifications, but from the descriptions I've been able to find, I think the Model 65 could possibly have a larger inlet bore. If it's up in the .520 range, then it might do the same thing as the JK. There was an auction on one of these necks this weekend, but despite my sniping efforts, I lost the auction. 'salright, though. I'm quite content given yesterday's performance.

I just might have to take the black off the JK neck, though...
 

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Did you try any selmer necks on the Yani.

The tenon on the JK neck is huge, that must have been quite a job of reducing it's size.

As far as the appature of the JK, I was told that they are smaller than Selmer, but I find that hard to believe.
 

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the BEST neck for a yani tenor is a paraschos neck! it is really unbeliavale on a yani, much bigger difference on the sound than on a selmer.. I have one on my yani and I prefare it to the yani solid silver neck when I am playing jazz, when I go to funk gigs then I take the silver one.
paraschos initially was offered to make them under the yanagisawa brand name as the people from yanagisawa thought it was a perfect match...
 

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bbbouklas said:
the BEST neck for a yani tenor is a paraschos neck! it is really unbeliavale on a yani, much bigger difference on the sound than on a selmer.. I have one on my yani and I prefare it to the yani solid silver neck when I am playing jazz, when I go to funk gigs then I take the silver one.
paraschos initially was offered to make them under the yanagisawa brand name as the people from yanagisawa thought it was a perfect match...


Details !:)

What model Yani tenor ?

I have a T880 and a T902, so this is interesting to me.

What, exactly, does the Paraschos neck do for the sound(assuming you
use the same mouthpiece on both jazz and funk gigs) ?

While we're on the subject : is the silver neck brighter than stock ?

I can't figure out if the silver neck is supposed to be darker,brighter,clearer,warmer,smoother,etc..

The AD copy is a little hard to discern.:)
 

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the paraschos neck produces a darker, warmer sound but without loosing projection and gives a "vintage" touch on the tone..

the silver neck isn't brighter than the stock, it is louder, speaks way more easily on the hole range (particularly on the really low and really high notes, there the difference is amazing), and generally opens up the sound.. the stock neck is just stuffier and cuts many of the harmonics, the sound of he silver neck is more complete and full in my ears

btw, I play a t991
 
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