Distinguished SOTW Member
Alto has been my main for many years but I've always wanted to get into tenor. So, I went to my local shop and took out a brand new Z on trial. I could tell that it's never been played as it was still bagged and corked. The t hing that kind of shocks me is that this shop doesn't seem to believe in setting up horns when they come in. Anyways, I got home and eagerly put it together and put on a metal link 7 I also got on trial along with a single ZZ 2.5 reed he gave me for the trial. The horn is VERY stuffy. Anything below around a low E doesn't want to come out at all G2-B2 are very resisant and stuffy. I figure the odds are not good that I got a good reed but I at least expected to be able to play the horn. Is there anything I can adjust on my own to try and get the horn playable for a trial? I love my Z alto so I do have faith in Yamaha's.