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After considering several SML's and SDA's, I have settled on an SDA. The horn was made in 1970-71 (SN # 18XXX). Not that I thought the SML was lesser a horn, but this horn just spoke to me, if you know what I mean!

I just paid for it this morning, and it will take a few weeks to get to me. But, meanwhile, here are some pics of her:

http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?t=65742

I will write a proper report once I receive this horn. Needless to say, I CANNOT wait!
 

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More pics

Here are some more pics of the SDA.
 

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The horn looks very minty. Sharp looking engraving!!!Have fun!!!
 

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Yeah!!! You go dude. Somehow, when my SDA speaks to me I hear Barry White's voice. You'll understand what I mean when you get it ;)

I'll be interested in your review.
 

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Thanks, guys. I look forward to getting, playing, and writing a review about it!

It will be interesting to hear how this horn sounds on a Runyon metal piece and Berg rubber one. They have about the same power, but are different in tone; the Berg is warmer, mellower than the Runyon.
 

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Awesome! You'll probably want to try some other pieces before you settle on one. Let us know how you like the horn and what kind of setup you settle on.
 

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Hey Yellowhorn,

Congrats on your purchase.

I've been looking out for another SDA and rue the day I sold mine. Same age as the one you have just purchased. My wife told me not to part with it, and boy was she right. It's one of the biggest foobars of my life. :(

I will get another....I will get another....I actually sent the purchaser a mail asking if he ever wants to sell it back, please sell it back to me. He has no intention of selling it at the moment, but you never know, in time... ;). He's a very honourable chap and if that day ever comes, I know he will contact me.

Let us know how you get on with it.

regards,

Russ
 

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Buffets sure are sweet saxes!!!! My avator is my Buffet Dynaction. I think you are going to dig the baffled mouthpieces on the Buffet. They play lush or with an edge if desired. I've tried Vandoren Java, jumbo java both blue and regular,T45, T55, Bilger, Morgan, Link STM, NY, HR, Brilhart, Lamberson, Vandoren V16 T55, T75, Selmer short shank E. All very good setups and great response. I'm mostly play a link STM NY.



Congrats!!!
 

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I almost sold mine several times. Yellowhorn and I had some discussion, pictures were sent, etc. But I kept hesitating, even though I have plenty of horns to keep me busy. So he found another one. Congrats!

How about some more pictures of the engraving once you have the horn?
 

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SearjeantSax said:
your wife told you NOT to sell a horn?!?!?
Wow! Good woman. Does she have a sister?
 

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That's not any horn, mind you, that's a horn with BARRY WHITE'S VOICE!

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Maybe this can be added to the adjacent thread with regard to defining the Buffet sound. It's an interesting metaphor which is dead on!
 

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SearjeantSax said:
your wife told you NOT to sell a horn?!?!?
She did indeed, and yes she has a sister. A lovely girl too, but my wife was one of a kind. Besides, her sister's married. Boo.

I've owned the Prestige, the normally aspirated S1, and the SDA. Nothing to my tastes beats the SDA.

The SDA has a special kind of resonance and timbre to it that isn't present in anything else I've owned except my old Big B, and Keilwerth EX90 II, but even they are in the 'Also ran' department.
Yamaha's, Yani's, Selmer's, B&S, the list goes on and on and on, and my bank balance has gone down and down and down :D

The only two words that I could use to describe the SDA is 'Holy Grail'.

Now to track one down on this side of the pond, unless TJ is going to sell me his minty 'Sparkle' alto and pay my import tax...:twisted:

Hmmmmm, I sense a bit of De-Ja-Vu.
 

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Russ said:
Now to track one down on this side of the pond, unless TJ is going to sell me his minty 'Sparkle' alto and pay my import tax...:twisted:

Hmmmmm, I sense a bit of De-Ja-Vu.
Sorry, Barry said to "keep it real" and "don't let go, baby".

Translation....

NOT FOR SALE
 

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tjontheroad said:
Yeah!!! You go dude. Somehow, when my SDA speaks to me I hear Barry White's voice. You'll understand what I mean when you get it ;)

I'll be interested in your review.
My King Marigaux sounds more like Wilson Pickett. Different, but very very good.
 

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Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Russ -

Did you sell the SDA alto that Richard in the UK wrote a review on his website? It must be a terrible feeling to regret selling a horn that you like. So far, I haven't had to feel that (yet)!

I tell you what: Drop a PM to a Jerry K. and ask him if his minty SDA alto is still available for sale!

Good luck finding a replacement!

Pth -

Even though I could not buy your SDA, I am glad you kept it; otherwise you might regret it--just like Russ.

Another piece of good news, friends, is that I have a trial period on my horn, and it is having a thorough setup and a few pads replaced by a respected US dealer before it is shipped.

I will take more pics of the engravings once I get the horn.
 
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