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Like many of you, I am a Yani fan, and play 2 right now that are great horns, and tested several other great ones as well. I did have one bad experience though:

In junior high, approximately 1983, my parents bought a Yani step up (that's what the dealer called it-Leblanc was the distributor I think) alto to replace my Bundy alto. I do not know the model or the serial number. It was all gold lacquer, underslung neck, and came in a tan suede looking case.

It seemed fine at the time, but in retrospect, I recall it had a lot of resistance, and I developed some poor playing habits. (and maybe it was me and not the horn).

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1. Anyone know what model I had?
2. Have you ever played a bad Yani, and what was the experience?
 

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MKVI Alto Yani s6/800 sc800 A880 A990B A992 , , Vito duke T991 T5 T901 ul B901
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the underslung crook usually means a 880 .Was the horn set up correctly did you ever have it check over by a descent tech? was it a new horn or second hand did the previous owner change the crook
i have 2 yani tenors a 880 and a 1979 t5 2 altos a992 and a 9930 previosly owned a A880 and a S880 all have which have been great horns this is why i'm suggesting that it needed a bit of tech work
 

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Agree - probably an 880 - a truly excellent sax. One of the saddest situations in music education comes when young students struggle with what could be a great instrument because it isn't set up correctly. They don't have enough experience to understand that the problem isn't them, or what the instrument could play like if it was right. Happens all the time . . .
 

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The only bad Yani experience I've ever had was the horrible mistake of selling an amazing B6 and the continual flagellating that continues to this day.
 
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