I have the curvy, with a Kessler custom mp and Alexander NY cut #2.5 reeds. I really like the sound and power, it plays very well; quite a good deal. I've tweaked it a bit using my eBay LED leak light ($5 total!), as I was expecting for a $250 sax, but so far so good. Eventually I will need to keep the adjustment screws in place better - they are a bit loose. The horn seems to be VERY mp and reed sensitive - way more than my Yani S990 straight sop.
Is this the first sax you've ever played? Soprano is not easy to start with - IMO, you better get some lessons now, before you find you have bad habits to break !!!!!! Especially embouchure help................
I just got a Venus curvie, after reading postings here, and I really like it. It's got it's points where it's clearly made to a budget, and the keys seem to be a bit smaller and more cramped than on my straight Jupiter, but it's great fun. Some people here have upgraded their el cheapo horns with nice fittings, but I don't think I'll be doing that myself, at least not for a while.
I'm using a Yamaha 7C, with a nice generic metal ligature and Rico Royal 2 1/2.
Now I can't find the 7C on Yamaha's site, so that's odd. When I got it, I remember looking up the tip opening. I think it's about .056. My other mp is a Meyer 6M, which is .054, and is very similar to play, though darker sounding.
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