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Ribbed vs. post keywork effects on tone and responce

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While reading through past threads I've seen a few references stating post construction Yanis are more lively in tone and response over their ribbed counterparts. While I own a SC-992, I never took the time to A/B it with a 901/902 series. It's a lively sounding horn as is.

Now I'm looking into a Yani tenor. There's no specific thread I've looked at that discusses any advantages or disadvantages of construction in terms of tone and/or response. So I ask the question. I mean... Is it really worth the extra bucks for the ribs? Is it all such a small difference that there's little to think about?

It would seem to me the T-901 would be the lighter of the two and that could make for some noticeable difference. I plan on play testing some Yanis in the couple weeks. So, I'm interested in your thoughts.


btw... I never liked ribs 'cause they stick between my teeth ;)
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tj, call Dave Kessler, I just went though this with the Yani altos. I went with the 991. Dave said that the 901 would be brighter and would respond faster than the 991,s. The 991 does take (a little) more to get it to respond but it gets one cool tone.:D
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