Distinguished SOTW Member
Recently had the thought that perhaps the MK VII was Selmer's attempt to build a horn with a King Super 20 type sound.
I think the conversation in the boardroom might have gone something like this:
"Alors mon fellow techs, le Mark Six is a tres bon 'orn - but we 'ave to make something nouveau. Any idées?"
"Oui Monsieur, 'ows about we make le saxophone wot sounds like une King Super Vingt!"
"Weelll... eet is le bon 'orn too, and they don't make them anymore"
"Vous 'ave le point, but je 'appen to pense that le Mark Six was une better 'orn, nes pas?"
"Je agree, but no-one is going to like une Selmer Mark Sept unless it sounds like une Mark Six"
"Vrai..vrai..but for nous to make une King would be like Vauxhall making Renault voitures. C'est incroyable!!"
"Pah, vous are behind le times!"
"Oh oui? And vous are le one suggesting we make le horn that was built in le 1950's. Vous êtes un imbécile!"
"Well what's your idée then, grandemouth!?"
"Écouter, no-one is going to like le nouveau Selmer whatever we do, so let's make it une stinker"
"But that's la folie grande!!"
"Oui, je suis d'accord - but eet will be tres funny, non?"
"Oooohhh magnifique! Je like a laugh!"
"Bon! Le beers are sur moi! Last one à la pub is une numpty!"
I don't think so...for a couple of reasons.Can you do the same sketch in cod Japanese circa when Yamaha went from the 61 to 62
You'd probably be in the minority, then.The VII had much better intonation than any Super 20 I've ever played. I also find that Super 20 Tenors have much less depth of sound when compared to a 10m or a Selmer.