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Hi,

I bought a VENUS curved sop from Musical Wheel on E-bay and I'm very satisfied regarding what I paid; so I'm looking for a Tenor from the same seller and the same brand; some guy on another thread told the rose brass model especially is a great purchase. Anyone has an experience or feedback ?

Thanks in advance for replies.
 

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Check the other sax vendors forum part. There is a thread for the Venus brand.

Too bad the rose brass and nickel/gold curvies are currently out of stock at the UK seller for a while or I'd have gotten one.
I got no experience with the curvies, but I got the impression that the tenor saxes are not as excellent as those, but still quite good bang for the bucks.
Make sure to get a mouthpiece that suits the sax. The ones coming with the tenor are doorstops.
 

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I have a Yam 4C mp and a Selmer S 80 C. Do you know from which sax they "based" their tenor design ??
 

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I think there's a review of the tenor on Stephen Howards site. Might be more info there. But really why worry about it, if you don't like it send it back for a refund.
 

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jojocat: The mpc that came with my tenor was, err is an abomination upon all that a mpc should be.
The tip is uneven, the side rails are a bit warped, or better worked on unevenly, and the table is not flat. Whatever they modelled it after must have had an accident happen to it.

I just keep it, along with the whiet gloves, as a collector's item. (and after a year I can even play a bit on it, as I found out when an accident had happened to the other mpc.)
 

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jojocat: The mpc that came with my tenor was, err is an abomination upon all that a mpc should be.
I never realy worked this out. The Chinese copy the horn to perfection, some of the modern Chinese models play as well as just about nething for a fraction of the cost. But the mouthpieces seem like some cave man carved it out of a lump of driftwood. If you can copy a Selmer horn, why can't you can copy a yam 4c mouthpiece?
 

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maybe it's obvious for them that the buyer will spend the saved money on an expensive mp, so they don't matter with this...!!!
 

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If you can copy a Selmer horn, why can't you can copy a yam 4c mouthpiece?
Possibly because making an exact copy of a mouthpiece is very expensive (either by hand or by CNC). Labour in China is not expensive, so much of the manufacturing of a saxophone is done using old fashioned hand making processes. By using a vast "army" of workers, each worker or group of workers can easily be taught the specialist skills required to make just one component. However hand making a mouthpiece is a bit beyond that.
 

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Rose brass -- seems to be such a popular finish these days. I wonder if it will stand the test of time...

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