Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2007-
alto: 82Zii/Medusa, tenor: Medusa, bari: B-901, sop: sc-990
I wouldn't replace it until you do all the things to set up the horn correctly. Most of the time, replacement necks do not improve saxophones. However, i do use replacement necks on some of my saxes. there is usually a trade off, however. For example, the replacement neck may be louder, but the intonation is worse.my real question is why change out the neck in the first place and is the improvement worth $300?
Photos would help.Also, I have a Model 162 Alto that I also recently purchased that has a different neck… I'd be interested in identifying this neck if possible.