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SX90R and Altissimo

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My SX90R tenor (bought new in 2000) really has trouble with the altissimo range.
My tech went over the horn and said it is perfect.

When I pick up my MkVI the high notes just pop out of the horn (using the same barone hollywood 7* on both.) It really puts a damper on other wise a great sounding horn.

any suggestions?
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I have an SX90R (alto though) and the altissimo is great using the sterling silver neck that came with the horn. Out of curiosity I bought a diamond series neck. To my surprise most of the intonation quirks disapperaed with the new neck. However, the altissimo notes is much more difficult to play compared with my old silver neck. Quite a trade-off and I still haven't decided which neck I like the most.

Apperently, the neck is important for how responsive the altissiomo is, even for necks that have very similar dimensions as for my necks (the material and finish differ of course). Give another neck a try!
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