Did someone say Keilwerth .. i've got a .Superba 1 FS ... but it might be a stretch to swap a 54 for a VI. you might find someone with a VI that needs a complete overhaul to swap with. The $$ of VIs just seem to high.ChuBerry47 said:I like the sixes, but they really don't have an extremely distinct sound, like say a Keilwerth.
Which raises the question why you would trade in the first place.dinosaurjones said:well the reference was built off of the six and ive played on plenty of sixes. they sound so close to each other. and the sound is great btw.
All VIs are not the same. I spent yesterday playing horns at Tenor Madness. No fewer than 12 VIs, and each and every one had its own feel and response. A few sounded almost identical, but none played the same as any other. A recording is a very limited way of evaluating a horn. Much of the deal is how resistant the horn is, how it FEELS while your playing it, what it gives you to work with, how easily you can do what you want with it. And in some cases, how it enables you to do things you didn't know you knew how to do.awholley said:Have a friend make a recording playing your mouthpiece/reed setup on your Reference 54 and a Mk VI without telling you which is which. Take a listen and then see if you want to blow $1000 or more extra on an old horn with pitch issues and worn keywork.... (I bet you won't.)