Thanks Dave. Yes horn comparisons is as fun as switching mouthpieces!We love to parse these things, don't we? Oh sure, there was a slight difference but I must say - after maybe three seconds, I was into whichever saxophone was being played and I'd forgotten completely about the previous horn. This seems to be MY result every time one of these comparison-posts comes up. Yes, I find them interesting - that's why I open them and listen, but honestly, unless something REALLY bad is evident, it doesn't matter much.
Nice sound, by the way. DAVE
Well, that would be one possible way of looking at it. Another one would be that there hasn't been much drop off in quality. Or that the differences, whatever they may be, are not readily apparent in a relatively brief recorded sample heard through computer speakers.so, does that mean not much improvement has been made in 50+ years?
Well also just because there is not a difference or improvement in tone, doesn't mean there hasn't been improvements. Actually it is actually more of a sign of improvement. The argument for a long time was the the improvements to intonation and mechanism on saxes had a negative impact on the sound and tone of the horns... which is why there are plenty of people that still swear by vintage horns even with all the negative aspects there are to a number of them.so, does that mean not much improvement has been made in 50+ years?