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I have a Winston Pro I baritone sax, black lacquer with gold colored keys. I have found it to be a wonderful sax- easy to play with good clean, big sound throughout. I have it set up with a Brilhart Ebolin mouthpiece (a newer one, not the highly desirable vintage version) with a Rico H ligature. I absolutely love the sax- the only complaint I have is that it's heavier than any baritone I've ever picked up. However, for the sound mine gives along with the great ergonomics of its keywork, the trade-off of the heavier weight is something I'm willing to live with. I have heard good things and bad things about the Winstons (although very little bad about their baritones). It just may be a matter of lucking out and finding a good one, or it may be the set-up. I had mine set up by a highly skilled technician.
 

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Depends what you want and how much you have to spend. I haven't tried any Winston instruments but when I played Bari I used my school's Selmer series II and liked it a lot.
 

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I've never played a Winston and know nothing about them. My question would be, what is bothering you about your horn that inclines you to spend big bucks on another one? Maybe you could be more specific about the issues and shortcomings. As far as a new horn. I'm a Yamaha YBS62 fan, which for me is as good a Bari as you can buy. Yanagisawa or Selmer Paris horns are great too. However, I'd get more input before making the leap.
 

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It's 5 1/2 year old post and the OP hasn't been seen since and likely long since forgot about playing saxophone.
 

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It's 5 1/2 year old post and the OP hasn't been seen since and likely long since forgot about playing saxophone.
Oops didn't even notice, haha
 
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