Rec'd the sop today. The ad said "As new". It is true! Plays well, out of the box, with stock mouthpiece. In tune to my ear, altho' I haven't checked it with a tuner, which needs a new battery. Some case candy: Neotech neck strap and an Apex condenser mic which will clip on to any horn. I found out about the origin of the Millenium Winds sax. Obviously Asian, it was manufactured for a music store in Surrey, BC, called "Prussin Music".
I've used my tuner, now that I've replaced its' battery. I'm very pleased! It plays in tune! Forgot to mention, the deal included a soprano sax stand. Total price, with case candy,(Neotech neckstrap, condenser mic and attachment hardware, sax stand); $275. Pretty good, I think.
Yeah, I feel lucky. I've had several sops. Vintage, newish, and inbetweenish. Didn't think I wanted one again. GAS overtook me. After reading many posts on these Asian horns, I was really surprised with the quality, and especially with the mpc. Maybe not quite as good as the Soprano Planet I sold, but good enough.
Thanks for your comments.
I'm lovin' this horn! My spouse dislikes the high sounds, so I did some blowing today in the low to 2nd G range. The sound is like warm velvet. That's what immediately came to mind. Does anyone have a better or different description of a soprano's sound? I'd be interested in hearing. Thanks for your input.
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