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Hi all --

I have been playing tenor for years because I dig the sound and b/c tenor is the iconic definition of a saxophone to me. I never liked the sound of a soprano (maybe because there are not many players you could admire ... maybe Liebman?? Kenny G certainly doesn't help! :D) However, since I am traveling a lot, I recently got a soprano that I can take with me.

So I've only been playing soprano for few days now but I LOVE it! It's SO easy to play, you don't need to put much air through the horn, the keys are so small and close together that it feels very natural (as opposed to reaching for the pinky keys on my JK tenor which is such an effort!), no need to soak reeds for minutes to be "ready" to play, the ability to bend notes is a pure joy, it is light, small, and doesn't even need a strap. You just pick it up, play and have instant fun!!

I am really "blown" away and wouldn't be surprised if sop will be my main instrument very shortly!

Anyway, I have no questions, just wanted to share my joy. :headbang:
 

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Man, I should have charged you more!

Seriously, glad you're having a good time with it.

Frank
 

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In fact, you didn't charge me anything! I just sent you a little piece of molded brass, that's all. :D

No seriously, the sop is really nice. The build quality is decent, not up to the standard of the "big four", but good enough for a newbe like me. Today I ordered an Otto Link Tone Edge (0.65") from JunkDude for $50. I figured I needed a mpc that is more open than the stock mpc that came with the sax.
 

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In fact, you didn't charge me anything! I just sent you a little piece of molded brass, that's all. :D

No seriously, the sop is really nice. The build quality is decent, not up to the standard of the "big four", but good enough for a newbe like me. Today I ordered an Otto Link Tone Edge (0.65") from JunkDude for $50. I figured I needed a mpc that is more open than the stock mpc that came with the sax.
It just gets better!! It took me about 6 months to really get comfortable with the upper end and now after 4 years of hacking around and one of serious practice I am pretty happy with the sound. I am only just now starting to feel constrained by a $500 horn.
 

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It is fun to play the soprano. Is it a curved one or a straight, BTW? In principle, it is still a good idea to alternate between the two horns for some variation, but frequently, once I get started on the one, be it the soprano og the tenor, I tend to forget the other one on the stand...
 
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