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Not a great name. I think Nexus is a shampoo company. Probably a great horn.
 

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being nexus a connection or series of connection leading to another things maybe it would lead as far as China or Taiwan?

So many players showcasing so many of these new saxophones.

WHO is NEX (T) US? ( I don’t mean who they are, I just mean who is going to buy one).
 

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being nexus a connection or series of connection leading to another things maybe it would lead as far as China or Taiwan?

So many players showcasing so many of these new saxophones.

WHO is NEX (T) US? ( I don’t mean who they are, I just mean who is going to buy one).
Well here? probably not anyone, but since Jack at BSS has the support of Chad-LB, he has a giant load of worshipers that will probably be quick to drop loads of cash on this. Smart pick up on Jack's part!

I'll be watching for pricing and info, but I have a feeling it'll be poised in a similar price range as other Taiwanese pro horns. Either way, hoping to see more details on it soon!
 

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Sitting in on a Q&A this morning with Jack Finucane and hearing about the Nexus horns. There are 2 models planned in the Nexus release

The Nexus One - Bare Brass, No Engraving, Very Lightweight - This is the one being played by Chad-LB with a Silver Neck.
The Nexus Select - Bare Brass Body, Full Engraving, Full Pearl Inlays on all keys, Sterling Silver Bell/Neck - Attempt to modernize an S20 aesthetics (soundwise he says its still more Selmer-esque though)
 

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Something from today: http://instagr.am/p/CPRk727F_L9/
I follow CLB for the same reason as everybody else ("dem lessons, doe"), and I notice everybody who can play's equipment when I see it (puzzling over every single piece of potentially intriguing equipment is automatic). I think he used to have one with the high F# covered with a brass patch/disc. That would suggest this may be one of the newer models or prototypes.

Sounds nice, to me, with nice deep, fat, round lows and core. Can diggit.
 

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I didn't share that one, but yes - and its also featuring the Nexus Mouthpiece prototype they are working on together!
 

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The horn looks pretty, but what's up with that chamfered shank where the cork shows? Is this another voodoo resonator design that frees up the neck vibrations type of trick?
 

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The horn looks pretty, but what's up with that chamfered shank where the cork shows? Is this another voodoo resonator design that frees up the neck vibrations type of trick?
Looks cosmetic to me.

I know that the CLB mouthpiece is one of the longest on the market, so probably not that much shank is needed to maintain contact.
 

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Looks cosmetic to me.

I know that the CLB mouthpiece is one of the longest on the market, so probably not that much shank is needed to maintain contact.
CLB Mouthpiece? That mouthpiece is the brand new Nexus mouthpiece thats getting released with the horn.

As to why its tapered and cutout, I'd wager its also just a cosmetic change. Doesn't seem like it matters all too much, maybe they're going for a new approach to mouthpiece adjustment while on the neck.
 

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The horn looks pretty, but what's up with that chamfered shank where the cork shows? Is this another voodoo resonator design that frees up the neck vibrations type of trick?
That's so you can play it backwards. That way you get two facings, one in the 7** and you can turn it around for the 10* facing.
 

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That's so you can play it backwards. That way you get two facings, one in the 7** and you can turn it around for the 10* facing.
or you can use it to remove pits from your cocktail olives in the intermission.
jokes aside, and I do hope they get rid of this silly chamfer, this horn looks beautiful! With this mouthpiece it’s sounding great in Chad’s hands.
 

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http://instagr.am/p/CRL_eSlAl8k/
Well there's a closeup of the mouthpieces.
Thanks for sharing the images. They’re excellent pieces if you like that high baffle thing. Chad sounds great on them, and especially fantastic on the final prototype. I highly recommend giving them a try if you’re into elevated baffle pieces.
 

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Well there's a closeup of the mouthpieces.
Did anyone else notice that the sandpaper those mouthpieces are sitting on actually looks like it was used to face hard rubber rather than white plastic mouthpieces?

I know it's completely unimportant (i.e., those photos were obviously set up for promotional purposes), but it bugs me like one of those glaring continuity errors in the movies. Once you notice, it ruins the illusion.
 

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Did anyone else notice that the sandpaper those mouthpieces are sitting on actually looks like it was used to face hard rubber rather than white plastic mouthpieces?

I know it's completely unimportant (i.e., those photos were obviously set up for promotional purposes), but it bugs me like one of those glaring continuity errors in the movies. Once you notice, it ruins the illusion.
Good eye. I didn’t catch it until after you pointed it out. I also didn’t know there was a second image until then either.
 

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Did anyone else notice that the sandpaper those mouthpieces are sitting on actually looks like it was used to face hard rubber rather than white plastic mouthpieces?

I know it's completely unimportant (i.e., those photos were obviously set up for promotional purposes), but it bugs me like one of those glaring continuity errors in the movies. Once you notice, it ruins the illusion.
Ah yeah I also didn't notice this until you pointed it out. Too focused in the foreground, didn't even see all the measuring apparati either
 

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Discussion Starter · #60 · (Edited)
Another interesting post from BSS about the Nexus horns. Here is Joel Frahm on the Nexus prototype with the prototype E series piece.

http://instagr.am/p/CRoWEeXAp5E/
 
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