Wolf Codera has.
Mil, these are the Resoblades....and yes, of course they are different from the Selmer design! Wolf improved upon the Selmer idea and took it to the next level.Randall, I've seen and played Toptone equipped saxophones and the remaining toptone Top model with their special keys without cups. Still different forn the Selmer concept.
Are these materials made by Morton Thiokol?Funny you bring this up.
One of my Friends works for NASA (here in Florida)
We were talking about this same thing last night and he said that nowadays,
there are composite materials that form a pressure seal with as little as
a 1 ounce force.
I asked him "Yeah, but how long would they last?"
He said.."Oh..probably 8-10 years but then pad manufactures would be SOOL"
He's a real expect on sealing gaskets and such and further went on to say that building a Sax made out of these new Materials would not be that big of a problem..
Makes you wonder..
Get thee behind me (but remember to bring the TopTone if you ever come to the UK).Hallo Rhys , yes, I've met Leopold in Frankfurt and have seen his sax, indeed it wasn't a padless sax but it had some similarities with a toptone.
Who knows maybe after a while I will sell the toptone for the right price ..........
Actually I cannot really feel any real difference with a " normal" sax but remember the talks of sponginess of neoprene are normally based on much thicker neoprene pads, the TT 25 " resoblade" model has thickness of neoprene that seems to be inferior to 1mm and has the hard backing of the titanium resoblade. The sax feels also lighter than a " normal " sax.Milandro, what's the key action/feel like?