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This is just a short note to share with you all that I am now a happy owner of a R1 curvy in silverplate.

Its keywork is so sealing and comfortable (not too responsive like that of most new horns), the undetachable neck is a convenience, and its SOUND is somethin' else: fat, resonant, something between a soprano and an alto (at times when I reach a low C, or B, it almost sounds like a tenor, as a matter of fact).

I brought it with me to Vietnam, where I played in some wedding and funeral gigs. During one funeral, there were three other bands there, and they had each two altos and two tenors, and every band was playing a different tune at the same time (madness is the word), but someone told me that he could hear the RC curvy at all times. Not only was it resonant, but its sound was so distinctive.

It goes well with my Yani metal #7 and a Rico Royal #3.
 

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Congrats YHB! I've owned a couple R1 curvy sops in the past and they are nice saxes with a rich sound!:)
 

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"Aaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!" rabbit-speak for you guys are killing me!
A curvy sop is another horn I need like a hole in the head
(my head needs a lot of ventilation.)

Joe Jazz,
May I ask: was there a 'sonic' reason for your switch to Yamaha?

rabbit
 

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No. I have very bad carpel tunnel syndrome in both wrists and found the straight easier to play.
 

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jonathanbyrnes said:
??????? how can an instrument be too responsive.????????
I guess sometimes you just want the horn to shut up.;)
 

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Thanks, Joe, and everyone for your comments.

Jonathan -

I am sure you know this, but like a new reed, a new horn's springs need a (relative) period to break in. Before this happens, you feels as though your fingers are being pushed up by the keys when you play (the same thing is true with a trumpet).

With the RC, I don't get this feeling, but this does not mean that its keys don't respond or are stuck. I guess smooth and sealing are the words to describe the keyworks of the RC.
 

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rabbit said:
Joe Jazz,

Damn, sorry to hear it. Thanks for the answer
and best of luck to you!

rabbit

Thanks rabbit! Maybe I could borrow one of your feet for luck?;)
 
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