Amen Heath! Refs are to die for or sell your soul for. God I wish I had a Ref 54 Tenor Yani's in my opinion only make sopranos. Leave the tenors to Selmer Paris. Even though they are both owned by Selmerheath said:Yani sopranos for me are the best. However Selmers Ref tenors are the horns to go with if you can afford them. I have both the Ref 36/54 tenors. You'll need to get the ref horn set up depending on how picky you are, but tone wise I think you'll be much happier with the Ref than a Yani tenor.
I see what you are saying. So USA Conn Selmer does not make yani or Selmer Paris but they do distrbute them? All I see is Selmer and Selmer with some Yani in the middle. Still looks like a saxophone mafia plot to take over the world to me http://www.conn-selmer.com/content/brands.phpretread said:Neither Selmer Paris nor Yanagisawa are owned by Conn-Selmer. Both are distributed in North America by Conn-Selmer.
Except that that's regarding altos and not tenors. Not all of that may transfer over.Yellowhornblower said:
Woah!!! IF YOU ARE NEW TO SAXES, I PRESUME YOU ARE NEW TO PLAYING. YOU DON'T NEED ANYTHING THAT GOOD TO START WITH!! JUST GET AN ENTRY LEVEL YAMAHA AND LEARN TO PLAY FIRST! THEN, WHEN YOU ARE BETTER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TRY OUT ALL THE PRO HORNS AND SEE WHICH YOU LIKE BEST!zaxroots said:Hi,
I'm brand new to this forum and new to saxes - I'm looking to purchase a tenor and just from reading the reviews and comments here, I've essentially narrowed it down to getting a Yanagisawa T992 at around $3,500 new.
Then I saw a Selmer Ref 54 (very slightly used in mint condition) for just over $3,000 - which has me considering it.
Pricing aside - which of these saxes do you think is better?
What are the main differences between these two?
Thanks in advance...
Short simple and gospel that should be followed by all sax players and wannabees....Dr_sax said:For tenor get the selmer. On alto and tenor I only play selmer, on soprano and bari only yanagisawa. It´s that simple. ;-)