While it's true that the Yamaha 82Z is a good saxophone, what exactly about this particular horn makes it "a really good sax"? Is it because it's gold-plated? And/or is it because it costs more than other saxes, i.e. higher price = better sax?Aud12321 said:yeah, it's expensive. but it's really a really good sax.
i foud many information about alo gold plated. It's like a test by yamaha. they just do it in a "limited edition" .
alto gold plated are between 9 000$ and 14 000$ ($canadian)
I think you could buy TWO for that price.jmm1713 said:if you are going to spend that much - get a gold plated mark vi -- I have one . they are great !
Omg, a post by gary that I agree 100% with? Did hell just freeze over? It is feeling a wee bit chilly around here...gary said:I know many are just thinking out loud, but did anyone notice that Audi12321 is 17? Unless he's living a life of crime or his parents are not only obscenely rich but overly indulgent as well, he ain't getting one.
Now, to thinking out loud -
- there's an old adage "you can't polish a t*rd." If that Mark VI isn't a great one, gold plating ain't gonna make it play any better anyhow
- if I was going to spend $14,000 bucks, I'd get me a used YAS 62 and spend the rest on lessons with the greatest sax teachers there are
- lastly, the observations above about the plating itself, even if it would make a difference, most of us will die before we get good enough so anyone could hear the minuscule difference