Distinguished SOTW Member
Got my Ipanema tenor today! Its got the abalone pearls, decent engraving. The action is in dire need of adjusting, and its kinda stuffy as you go down through the right hand and feels leaky, so I dropped it off at my local gurus shop for a total tweaking. Initially, it plays nice and even and fun. The tone is not too dark, since I was playing it with a rubber link thats a hair on the tubby side. Its definitly not fair to judge it before I get it back from the shop. But the octaves are good, there is nothing out of wack with the intonation. Next week I will give a more detailed review of this nice new sax from the company that makes horns for P. Mauriat and I think Cannonball too as well as others. The second neck that came with this sax (I got it on Ebay) is a gold plated Ponzol thats just fabulous! I have tried it on my Mk Vl, and hells bells, I actually think it might be a shade than the orig 86K neck! More to come folks.