Very nice looking horn! I tried out an old New Wonder recently, and since then have been trying to convince my wife that I should get a backup tenor.
You know the 219xxx Mark VI's must have been a good run. I have a friend who also has a 219XXX tenor and that thing is so free blowing it is amazing. Although, this new 10M is just as good in that department.Kelly Bucheger said:Congratulations, Hutmo.
I also have a glorious late Mark VI -- amazingly, it's a freeblowing 219xxx -- that remains my primary tenor, at least until I deal with ergo issues on the 10M.
Wonderful advice from someone who was born the year I graduated from college and entered the world of work. No offense, and believe me, I don't look at everyone's profile. There's just an innocence and naivete to some of these musings that sometimes makes me curious--and more than often my prediction is right. But like the consensus expressed on another recent thread (btw consensus has three s's; I can't believe how many times I've seen it misspelled here), if someone has experience with something saxophone, then they have a right to share it, regardless of age or experience. Carry on, my wayward son....ChuBerry47 said:WOW. I would most definitely buy this. The maximum that I would ever pay for this would be $3000, and that is over priced too. I thought that when I switched from Selmer Mark VI to a Conn Transitional Chu, that it would be weird, and that the keys would be mounted sideways like a Bundy, and that the table keys would take forever to get used to. I was proved wrong, I got used to it in a day. Try out the altissimo. Finger a note the way that you normally would, and blow it like it was in a third or fourth octave. The altissimo notes play for me even with a CHEESY Bundy Plastic Mouthpiece like the sax is expected to play them and they sound normal. (I haven't bought a new mouthpiece, I just sold my Brillhart LevelAire). Do not let this one slip by, I have done that and regreted it to a sax or two in the past, only later to find out its true potential, but now I know much better!
Swingtone said:"All that matters is how it plays." /QUOTE]
Here's how the deal went.
The looks and condition of the 10M caught my eye. I walked away from it because I did not want to play it. You know what happens then.
I then played it and was very interested... but I walked again to think it over.
I then A/B it against my YTS 62 and I decided I wanted the 10M but I did not buy it right then.
I then A/B'd the sax against 2 Mark Vi's and a New Wonder and BOUGHT IT.
When I play this 10M I feel like Dr. Frankenstein. "ITS ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE"
So yes, it is quite a looker but it can back up its looks. I will add a Selmer style thumbrest and an additional strap hook. This baby will be ready to play.
My friend with the 219000 Selmer played this 10M. He said he was a bit depressed and had to go home to play his sax.
Thanks for the nice words regarding my 10M. I am quite happy with it.
Tell him that I will buy it for 31$ Bucks, that is my final offer.acti0n_jacks0n said:Wow. That looks exactly like the horn my friend bought for 30$ bucks. Well.. his looks like hell, and the pads are KIND OF moldy, but it still manages to play like a dream. That is one heck of a horn .
I'm losing track as well...good thing you're here to keep things straight!btw consensus has two s's; I can't believe how many times I've seen it misspelled here),