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Asked my teacher about a technical question on my Yani S6 (which I didn't have with me). From a case he pulled out an immaculate silver-plate Mk VI. "I traded it after our last lesson - but I just can't get on with the palm keys so I'm selling it."

It's the first chance I've had to eyeball a Mk VI sop, and it certainly is virtually identical to the S6 as far as I could tell - apart from oozing cachet from every orifice.

Unfortunately it's worth more than my Yani and silver-plate Buescher put together, so I'll just have to pretend it has insurmountable intonation problems and become even more of an entrenched S6 fanatic.

We never did get round to the technical question.
 

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As you've learned, unexpected GAS can be quite embarrassing if it happens at the wrong time. Happens to me unexpectedly also at times. Learn to hold it in. Although I've been told that there's nothing to be embarrassed about; it is a natural function. ;) It's been happening a lot more since I've taken up the sax...
 

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Did you play it? If so how does it compare to the S6? Or just gotta have it because it is a Mk VI?
 

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MM said:
Did you play it? If so how does it compare to the S6? Or just gotta have it because it is a Mk VI?
No, unfortunately - I didn't have my mouthpiece and another student was knocking at the door. In any case reality was already beginning to set in! The action was pretty well identical, though. Pearls a bit more concave.

It would have been good to compare the two, especially to compare the core sound, which to me is the main question in what has been discussed on this forum before.

But having not played it, you're right - a nice silver thing with that "Selmer" trademark on it has got to be worth £2000 more even if it were identical to my beat-up Japanese brass copy. Or maybe not.
 

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I know what Michael Ward would say. But some other folks say the Yani is better. I have never tried a Mk VI soprano myself so am curious about your take.
 

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fballatore said:
As you've learned, unexpected GAS can be quite embarrassing if it happens at the wrong time. Happens to me unexpectedly also at times. Learn to hold it in. Although I've been told that there's nothing to be embarrassed about; it is a natural function. ;) It's been happening a lot more since I've taken up the sax...
i usually have it after i've eaten too many bean burritos :D

i didn't think by playing the sax it would make you toot more

but lately i've been having mpc gas ..... :D
 

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but lately i've been having mpc gas .....
Does that leave an unpleasant aftertaste? :D
 
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