Hi.Hi I am facing a choice of these two great saxes but I just can't make up my mind on which one to go for. Can anybody shed some light on the Pros/Cons of each? Thanks!
that's because your local shop stocks the others but not the RAW of course there's nothing wrong with the tuning it's been hand assembled here in the good ole UK by a very well respected tech who's been at it for years, none the less it won't be as good as my Super 20...sorry.Every review I seem to read about the custom signature seem to be very positive but when I spoke to my local shop he spoke very negatively about them saying their tuning was nowhere near the level of a yanagisawa a901 o selmer Seles axos and that these two alternatives would be just as well suited for jazz playing of all kinds.
Could anyone advise me on this (I'm currently just very confused and could do with guidance)
I've had mine for two years and love it. Big sounding, versatile, does everything I require of it.... I'm totally with Lennie on this one...I've been playing a TJ Raw tenor for 10 months, I play it with an Otto Link Super Tone Master 10*. For me it blows the socks of anything else I've ever played in my 20 years of playing. The keywork is smooth, the intonation is spot on and the sound is massive when I need it but I can get the subtleties for the breezy, laid back sound from the old smoke-filled bar. (On another note, isn't it great to take your horn out of it's case after a gig and it doesn't smell of stale cigarettes!). I tried a Yani and had a Yam YTS62 for a few years but my Raw has a soul, maybe mine's possessed. I love it but as people say it's 'horses for courses', one size doesn't fit all. I did find the smell a bit strange to start with but now when I open the case it is like being reunited with an old friend, so much so I didn't want it to be alone so I've got it's little brother, it's coming tomorrow, can't wait.