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1. What is a "STENCIL"? I have seen the word on this website, but have no clue what it is, as related to saxophones.

2. Anyone ever heard of the saxophone brand, WOODWIND? I see one that is supposed to be a pro-quality horn, but rather inexpensive, so does anyone know anything about their sound, tone, resonsiveness, etc.?

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****sorry, I meant "responsiveness"
 

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stencil is a horn made by one company for another or for a store.
eg buescher made horns for george bundy in the 30's but they only had bundy stamped on them
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Thanks, Dave!

Anyone know about the "Woodwind" brand? I am supposing it was made in Taiwan.
 

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Thanks, Bruce .... looks like we posted at about the same time. :)
 

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For the money, Woodwind seems a decent horn. I know a guy with a Woodwind tenor, and he likes it well enough, and sounds good on it -- though he is now buying a Keilwerth, and the Woodwind will be his backup.
 

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I owned a Woodwind Soprano. It came with two necks and sounded and responded really well just out of the box. Took it for an adjustment, and it was incredible! Especially for a "half-price" soprano.

Sold it when I needed funds....

I still miss that little horn....

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Some of the cheapies from Asia are good and some not. I had a belcrest that was quite good and the Maxtone and Soul were junk.
 

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Thanks for all of your input!!

Anyone heard of the REVERE sax?

Here is the claim that is made on ebay:
This sax is modeled after the great Selmer Super Action 80 Series II. Now, we know every ebay seller says that ..... and for good reason, the Selmer Paris horns are the best horns available. However, our factory comes the closest we have seen to matching the great french horns at a fraction of the price. We have many pros using these exact saxes and we can't say that about any sax we've seen made in China, even the ones we sell.

All of our Revere saxes are final quality tested, adjusted and setup HERE IN THE USA by our techinicans ($99.95 value). Don't buy a horn in any price range if the cork or rubber bumpers are installed. This means your instrument was not serviced before shipment.

The quality of workmanship is outstanding .... you and your teacher will be amazed to see and play it.

We feel so confident about the quality and playability of these saxes that we will give you an unconditional 30 Day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Suitable for the beginner or advanced player, this sax will look, feel and play like an instrument costing thousands more.

We know your internet purchase can be an overwhelming experience with so many choices and phony hype. Don't be fooled by others claiming to have the bargain of a lifetime. You need an instrument that will play in tune ... stay in tune ... and be able to take the handling that musicians put on their instruments.

THIS IS NOT A LOW COST STUDENT INSTRUMENT. This is an instrument that is played by many pros and you will be proud to own for your lifetime.

Why isn't it more expensive ??? ... It should be ... but we don't sell it through the usual chain ..... Manufacturer -> Wholesaler -> Distributor -> Retailer -> Customer. We sell directly to you, saving hundreds of dollars.


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Thank you, Grumps.
 

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Their are some decent deals to be had on E-bay, if you know what to look for.
I would suggest figuring out a budget of somekind. Also decide what kind of music you want to play.

Since it seems you have decided on Alto.
Best of luck.
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Ebay is a cess pool of thieves, liars and shills.
But yeah, you can get a good deal for a sax, but only if:

1) You are an experienced Ebay user, with your own account, and can easily spot a scam auction (meaning you don't have to post a question here to find out).
2) You are an experienced saxophone player, familiar with both modern and vintage horns and have an eye for detail; and,
3) You are lucky.
 

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I never said their wasn't alot of luck involved. The only sax I got off of e-bay was a Martin Handcraft Troubadour. Which I sold back their for a small profit. I got a Clarinet off of their recently. Was their a risk, sure was it worth it, yeah.

Candheart.
I hope you take my suggestion into mind. Their are many online dealers that though the prices are higher but they gurantee good products. That is simply not the case on E-bay. Any case you have to know what you want.
 

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Thanks, Carbs .... I do know that I want an alto sax with a rich tone, plays in tune, not hard to blow, etc.

I owned a Martin years ago that was stolen, and it had the most wonderful sound after being refurbished, but I have looked into the price of refurbishing and so I am not so sure I want to go that route.

To Grumps .... frankly, I cannot do anything about the fact of being inexperienced ... so why should it be such a terrible thing for me to ask my questions here?

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I think it was Revere who said "One if by C, two if by Bb..."
True, ebay is difficult at times. As far as the bargains, there are many of us who constantly watch ebay looking for gems. I have been buying about one horn a week and I think I have only gotten about 3 that were sub par. Some of us are lucky that we do repair and I ALWAYS count on at least $250 will need to be put into each horn. Don't trust the hype by these online dealers.
Always buy from someone (like most at SOTW) who will allow a return if you don't like it.
 

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CandyHearts said:
To Grumps .... frankly, I cannot do anything about the fact of being inexperienced ... so why should it be such a terrible thing for me to ask my questions here?
It wasn't a slight against you at all Candy. I spent years lurking on Ebay before ever signing up; learning the ropes, so to speak. I'm not saying you can't ask questions here. I'm just saying if you have to, Ebay may not be the best option. You'll get a ton of recommendations either way, and sometimes not from the best ones to offer it. Then if you get ripped off... who do you blame? I'm just urging caution, that's all. Keep asking all the questions you want. That's what it's here for.
 
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