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Ive been readin reviews on yamaha saxs and they all say 62s a real good horn and that. question is some reviews say the yas82z is only i souped up version of the 62 and the yas875 is only a souped up version of the 82z. Is it actually worth the extra money to get a custom series or should i just get a 62?
 

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82z is better

I have the 82z silver plated alto and its great. I've played a 62 and its comparable, but not as good. The 82z tenor is great too. For the extra $500 or so I'd definitely recommend the 82z. The 875 leans more towards classical, so if thats your thing then go for the 875. The different lacquers do make a difference, but not much. I've played the lacquer, silver, and unlacquered, but not the black. The lacquer's sound holds back a bit, the silver is bright and I love it, and the unlacquered is very free blowing, but looks a bit messy after a year or so. Thats my two cents. :D
 

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I've owned/played all the Yamaha horns. The 62II is my favorite by far (with the original 62 neck).

The 82Z is the 62II with a Custom G1 neck and body tube made of Yamaha's Custom brass alloy. The 875 is in a different class, a direct copy of the Selmer design (the altos and tenors).
 
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I have a YTS 62 with the G-1 neck. I still have the original M-1.
I prefer the G-1 over the M-1, but it does take some getting used to .
No real adjustment in play needed , just acclimating yourself to the different feel.

I would pop for the 82Z, it's a great horn, worth the extra coin if you have it.
If not, the 62II will not disappoint !
 

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jmacks said:
I have the 82z silver plated alto and its great. I've played a 62 and its comparable, but not as good. The 82z tenor is great too. For the extra $500 or so I'd definitely recommend the 82z. The 875 leans more towards classical, so if thats your thing then go for the 875. The different lacquers do make a difference, but not much. I've played the lacquer, silver, and unlacquered, but not the black. The lacquer's sound holds back a bit, the silver is bright and I love it, and the unlacquered is very free blowing, but looks a bit messy after a year or so. Thats my two cents. :D
UH OHH :twisted:
 
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