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Bonsoir,

I love the sound of my Martin Committee but the ergonomics are not the best I've seen. The Taiwanese horn I had before was much more comfortable, especially the pinky table.
Soooo, is there such a things as a horn with a big bluesy Martin sound and modern comfortable ergos?

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Victor.
 

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The closest thing nowadays should be the P.Mauriat 66R.

I had it some time ago, reminds the Martin or Conn vintage sound. However I then sold it and got other Martins which I still prefer soundwise. You give up a bit either to comfort or tone by picking one of these.
All the other modern tenors I have the chance to try (many!) do not sound any similar to a Martin.
 

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Victor , i would try to stay with the martin as the ergo's aren't that bad and you will soon master them
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I've been playing my Martin for over a year now and I got used to it but anyway, I'm still on the (never-ending?) quest for the most appropriate setup for me. And I'm sure I could use an easier left-hand pink table.

I must say I setup my horn myself and I'm far from being as good as a pro tech (but I'm decent), so that may come as a factor for playability but the position and design of this cluster on Martin Committees just isn't the best help for playing chromatics in the lower register of the horn.

Victor.
 
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