Distinguished SOTW Member
Anyone have an opinion either way? Money is tight here at the moment, but I have a drop of GAS. Maybe the Klangbogen will hit the spot. Or not? Please offer your opinion.
Normally, describing something as a "cult" and "crazy" would be reasons NOT to join. But at least you're going in with your eyes wide open!Yeah kinda ridiculous looking BUT there seems to be a growing cult following for these sorts of crazy things.
The "Aerospace" option could come in handy if you ever need to bring your saxophone on board the International Space Station.Metallurgical finishes:
Distinct metallurgical finishes give various sound response and feel.
Brushed Aerospace Matte: The most bell-like ring
High Polished Brass: Creates focus and “guts”
Heavy Silver Plate: Promotes added clarity and highs
High Polished 24Kt. Gold Plate: Promotes a velvety richness to the sound
Yes!I was curious and built my own versions using some brass rods and it cost me like $5 a piece. One was really heavy (3/8 " halfround), bent to wrap around about 1/3 of the neck circumference and it did not do anything. One was a 1/8 " and it tended to slightly vibrate/resonate with the horn. After going back and forth for a few months I ditched it in favor of "don't bother".
At $80 or so for a real Klangbogen my recommendation is to buy a few rounds of shots for the audience: "The more you drink, the better we sound"