I have an entire set of Martins, and once the set-up was right, it hasn't bothered me at all- and I changed from Yamaha 82 z's- which are as modern as you can get.I searched old threads , no luck .
What can be done to take the stiffness out of these ? C# B Bb-- G# is fine never sticks. Would it be at all possible to change to a modern set from a parts horn ?
The camera is distorting this,my camera is really best for video ,upload video later.The Bell/body brace is pushed in slightly to body,these replies have helped me understand the set up required. Perhaps my first step should be to fix the brace ,will need to get new pads for the B Bb.
The body is straight View attachment 27461 View attachment 27462 View attachment 27463 as far as I can tell.
This was done by Leopold Kondratov who was showing in Musikmesse. His main thing there was his new key system which uses normal leather pads but can vary the key cups between floating and secure like a normal sax. He also modified this Martin with his key system.wow man, where did you get that image?