Madav- A sax recorded by someone besides yourself on even the best mic, compressed to 152kbps AAC audio and then played through your computer speakers (or even great headphones) does not even come close to sounding anything like what it would be like to play one yourself. If you want to hear what one really sounds like, play one. My videos are for a repair-oriented overview, hence the title.
i really like your Videos, but i didn´t saw at my SML´s that the needles are all the same lenght.
Have worked at some SML Tenors. (9.xxx from a Friend and at my own 14.xxx and 16.xxx)
They had all the adjustable screws, but only at the 9.xxx they are working. At my two SML Tenor the screws are too short.
The RTH´s are not even and leveling them perfect flat was a pretty hard job.
My two Altos and the Soprano don´t have RTH´s.
The regular Tonholes at SML are also more uneven than other Brands.
Thats why i can´t tell that SML´s are better build.
They are not bad Horns.
With a perfect overhaul (like you did), they can sound pretty good.
I must agree, you need to play and feel them in real live!
At a play test video with only one Horn,
you can only tell if you like the combination of the Player, MPC, Reed and Horn.
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