I was also impressed with this one. The one a client sent to me (to open) was clear plastic, but was machined to be like a NY Meyer Bros on the inside. Played and sounded great.Grumps said:An SR Tech L85 played very similar to my old NY-USA 5m; and I actually preferred it as it was more open.
I can confirm this. In fact, not only were the rails wide, the space between them was such that a tenor reed would fit on there pretty comfortably I'm sure. I emailed the company about it and they confirmed that the early ones were like that. I sold the early one and got a later one but never had a chance to compare them side by side.Grumps said:Yeah, I finally sold mine Mojo, but only because I recently scored a near identical back-up for my more open (and thus preferred) RPC. Just wondering though, I believe they thinned the rails a bit after around the 500 serial number for the SR Tech pieces. I had one of the old ones with the thicker rails. I'd be curious to know if folks compared the older and newer pieces.
Other sax players have recently said the same thing to me. I might try a Meyer 7M small chamber and see how that plays. If I do not like it, I am going with my original plan of finding a good blank and having it refaced to be an exact NY Meyer copy.EZ said:I feel that modern Meyer small chamber pieces are a lot like the old NY piece$.