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I've been listening quite a bit to mr Stanley Turrentine lately. He is one of my absolute favorites, very soulful, groovy playing, with one of the fattest tones that has ever been heard from a tenor sax. I'm sure he would have sounded terrific on a plastic saxophone as well, but still I'm a bit curious to know more about the setups he has used. I seem to remember from the theowanne.com site of pro players' setups (this part of his pages appears to have been removed) that he is quoted as playing a Selmer SA II black nickel tenor, can't remember the mouthpiece (Link STM?). But, I think his tone was even cooler on those early Blue Note recordings from the 60s (when the SA II was not available). Has anybody got an idea what kind of setup he used back then? (horn and mpc?). Anyway, it is a great inspiration to listen to this great player.