Hey don't sweat it. These polls "happen" from time to time. No one ever includes everything and ya can't please everyone anyway! Even if you had gone to lengths to include every known vintage model and variant, you'd still have people arguing over the poll results ..... or the semantics of "favorite." Or why you'd start a poll when everyone should be out shedding on their favorite horn, have their nose crammed in a theory book, or arguing over the effects of butterfly farts in China on the way the horn sounds.....coolsax2k7 said:
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My guess (and it's only a guess) is that more folks own a "The Martin" than the Committee II. Also, Buescher Aristocrat and Big B Aristocrat are both Aristocrats. If you add them together they get a lot of votes. If TH&C was included, there would be even more votes for Buescher. Polls like this are interesting, but the results really don't mean a whole lot.Permanent Beginner said:Here's what I want to know: Why does Martin "The Martin" get three times the vote that the Committee II gets? Wasn't the Committee the deluxe horn?
I've got a Committee II and the mechanics are sweet, it's like having your hands on a beautiful woman, but I like the sound of my "You really play this thing?" 10M better.
I'm not saying you're wrong in the general thrust of your post, (I think if people who play for their main source of income tend to play certain saxes then there's probably some good reasons) but as far as the "great players of the past play XYZ" is concerned I'm wondering if some companies were more active/generous than others in seeking players to endorse and play their brand? Just a question.Swingtone said:One thing I have noticed is that there do not seem to be as many threads started by newbies called "Conn 10M tenor--the best kept secret?" or "King Super 20--don't let the word get out on these!" That's because the A-List greats clearly chose these axes down through the decades, as the photograph evidence shows. Not so with the Buescher's and Martin's. After Johnny Hodges, Art Pepper and Ike Quebec, you have to dig a little deeper to come up with some names--at least in the jazz world.
You make some good points, but I'm not sure I agree on this part. My guess is more vintage players are on a Conn than Buescher or Martin, but that's only a guess. Conn 10M did get 10 votes so far in this poll. Also Conns are known to be great R&R horns, just like the other prominent vintage American brands (BIG sound!).Swingtone said:However, I am surprised that more people choose Buescher and Martin over vintage Conn's, which have historically been used more for jazz than the former two brands. This may indicate that most members do not play jazz but rather blues and rock (both Martin's and Buescher's are known to be great for these styles)..