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Mddle D on Yanagisawa a901

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For those that own the Yanagisawa a901.
How good is the Middle D on this sax.
Is it less stuffy than most? Does it take relatively less pressure to obtain than some other sax?
How is the lacquer and acid bleed issue in the latter models?
I am seriously thinking about the a901.
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Try playing middle D with the high D side key instead of the octave key. Makes the middle D very clear sounding on any horn.
I could never play D2 this way in a very quick fashion.
Much rather have a responsive octave key etc..
It's like the Bagpipes. I play the heavy (closed) D throw on most everything but the lite ( open ) throw on slow airs and Piobaireachd.
Inasmuch as you would think that the lite D throw would be easier given the fact that there is one less active gracenotes; it is not, if you never praticed it in this way.
That is the way I feel about the Middle D with the octave key only.
Then again, I have been on the Pipes a lottttttttt longer than the alto sax.
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