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So I just got this alto from eBay. I was a little bit nervous about it but I think it is legit. From my little bit of research I’m thinking it’s an A-4 built in1977? Wondering if maybe it’s a 500 series? I got it to replace my YAS-23 that I stupidly sold last summer. It seems picky about mouthpieces and so far only likes my Selmer S-80 C* mouthpiece. Any recommendation for a jazz mpc? Any other thoughts on this horn?
 

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Looks legit and for the $650 (if that’s the horn) looks like a good buy to me, if not in need of an overhaul. Add $800-$1000 for the overhaul and you might have a tough time recouping your investment.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! And thanks for suggesting mouthpieces that aren’t crazy expensive. The horn plays though I’m wondering about leaks that might need to be addressed. With the Selmer mouthpiece, all the notes speak, but the pitch slowly creeps sharper as I go up the staff even with an open throat and only loosely holding the mouthpiece. Or is the problem me? Yeah. I know I need to get myself a teacher.
 
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