if you've ever played or owned this horn how was your experience with it. i need an alto upgrade and this is a top option right now. is it worth waiting and saving more money to get a mark vi? PLEASE HELP:mrgreen:
You will open up a can of worms with that question. To save you the time, i will say this: The reed, mouthpiece, ligature, neck and horn type make up a good 90% of your sound. People will claim significant differences in lacquer tone or resonance, but in reality----it's more likely just the tiny discrepancies between horns, even of the same model and make. You can play two horns of the exact same model, with the exact same mouthpiece, reed, ligature, neck etc and still notice a few differences. That is the inherent individuality and beauty of all saxophones.thank you very much everybody. i hear that the 875ex is a bit darker than the 82z and find that multiple people prefer it over the 82z. how does the unlaquered version effect the sound?