I play on a 991 alto and a 901 baritone and have been curious about they yani tenors. Are they as good as the other horns? Does anyone have any insight?
I'm using a bronze neck on my T901 as mentioned above. The keywork is to die for on the Yani's. Very friendly for my rather smallish hands.Perry Cobb said:I love my T991 w/bronze neck!! Great Tenor!!
Yes, spot on, the keywork is fantastic. The best I've tried. Sound-wise the T992 is not that different from an old Mark7 Selmer I used to have, but the Yani is more consistent throughout the register. Probably the Yani is more neutral in tone, which gives you more room to add your own touch (for better or worse . And then the Yani is easier to play in the low range, possibly because it is so tight and everything is so well adjusted...saxmanglen said:I'm using a bronze neck on my T901 as mentioned above. The keywork is to die for on the Yani's. Very friendly for my rather smallish hands.
OOlufoks said:I love my T991, with a selmer Ref 36 neck. The action, feel, and keywork, is the best of all the tenors I have ever played. I still have the original neck, and while it is more freeblowing than the 36, it is also not as gutsy. I once tried a T992 neck, it is actually made it even less gutsy than the original.
The T991 is quite expressive, and does seem to be more versatile in its use than my PM 66R tenor ( also an excellent horn )
I wouldn't say it's a dud, although I tenor is the only horn where I reach for something other than my Yani. The keywork on tenor seems small and cramped somehow, while SA & B all seem just right (with palm D & E risers), but I have big hands. Soundwise, my T992 is very sweet, dark and warm and it's great for intimate settings (yes, I'm talking about a saxophone)guido said:It's funny but I have always thought the the tenor was the week point in the Yani line. I have owned and loved their sopranos and currently think the world of my A992, but I returned a T991 that was a complete dud even after a visit to my tech and felt the dame way about the two others I have tried. So I have subsequently stayed to their smaller horns. (I am sometimes tempted by a B992 though...)