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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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"At the same time, I don't think the type of construction effects this in a measurable way. Since most here are saying they also can't hear any big difference in tone, It begs to question why would you bother with the more expensive sax?"

Well, since I chose the A992 over the A902, I should probably answer this.

I don't know.

It might have been all of the little things it has over the 902. Part of it was that I wanted something different from everyone else in band, and the other part was that I wanted the best horn I could get. I liked the feel a little bit better too.

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