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Hello there,
I was wondering, i am considering buying a YSS 475 (sharp priced) but am not sure..I play semi pro (custom saxes en MVI) so have high quality demands. But use the horn only when doubling. Does someone has experience with the YSS 475 playing (semi) pro. I mean, is this horn not going to be uniteresting/dull after some time (sound I mean)

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I've been using a Yamaha 475 soprano professionally for years. There's no better soprano for the money. I've been wanting to get a higher end Yamaha for a while, but the fact is I haven't really needed to yet because the 475 does the job so well. Here is a link of me playing it on youtube, if you're curious how they sound in a live situation, at least as played by me.

If you can get a good deal on one, like under a grand, then you'll be in great shape.
 

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Hi
Thanx for your reply!, and great saxsound on you youtube broadcast. I am hoping to hearing from more experiences, but yours is very convincing..As saxplayer we have high expectations of our instruments and always seeking the better horn, so it seems strange to buy the cheapest soprano (just not natural, but a 62-675 is such a high priced sporano and is there much difference in sound???). Maybe I just have to go and try..

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A good friend of mine has a Yamaha custom sop that I used to record the studio version of that youtube tune. I honestly can barely tell the difference in sound between the custom and my 475. I'd probably like the custom more if I had the chance to get used to it, but seriously, the 475 will do everything you need it to do. It's plenty of horn for amazingly cheap, and if you get used to it I don't think it will ever hold you back.
 

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Nice playin' Heavy - the youtube sound was a little strange on my computer but I got some of it. Is this a regular group?
 

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Yeah A, thanks for checking it out. It's my band Snarky Puppy, we live in Denton, TX and play in DFW. We play with groove guys like Keith Anderson, Bobby Sparks, Bernard Wright, and guys like that from time to time. Our group is kind of a world-funk-fusion thing.

Brought to you by the 475!
 

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Heavy,

I really like your stuff. Keep it up. Next time I'm in the Dallas area (July, I think) I must see you guys live.
 

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thanx for your replies! It is very helpfull, i think I have made my mind.
Greets from Holland
 

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HeavyWeather77 said:
I've been wanting to get a higher end Yamaha for a while, but the fact is I haven't really needed to yet because the 475 does the job so well.
Just saw the youtube clip. Man, you're a good player. You're a prime example of how it ain't about the equipment. You'd wail on a Bundy.

Keep it up. Love your playing.
 

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Thanks a lot man, I appreciate that. It's been a while since I played a Bundy.... I'd be surprised if there wasn't something there to like. Not to hijack the thread, but how do you like that Yanagisawa, by the way? I've been thinking of trying one out for when I do upgrade. If it can hold with your 62 sop I'd imagine it's a pretty strong horn. I've never played a Yani soprano but I've heard nothing but good things, about the higher end ones anyway.
 

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Heavy, let's put it this way: I'll never go back to a straight. Frankly, I don't know why I keep my 62R soprano. The curved simply sounds better and because of that it makes me play better. What more does one need from a horn than inspiration?
 

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matty said:
I love my 475 sop. Does what I want/ need. Love the tone and response. You can hear my version of how it sounds at: http://www.myspace.com/mattadamsquartet The tune "the good dog" is the only sop. tune I've got there right now. Buy it man, you won't regret it!!
Cool tunes and nice playing on your myspace page, Matt.
 

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Remmy,

The 475 has a high price-quality ratio. It is well built, thicker, and thus heavier than some other sops you may come across. But it has a good (full, not-to-bright ), if not characteristic, tone to it!

Now if dough were not an issue, then there are the 62R, RC Jazz 1, Borgani, and Yanigisawa that you may want to look at! On the question of curved vs. straight sop, it is all RELATIVE; you will find on this forum three camps: Those who only like the curves, those who don't like the curves, and those who like both! I am in the last group.
 

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HeavyWeather77 said:
I've been using a Yamaha 475 soprano professionally for years. There's no better soprano for the money. I've been wanting to get a higher end Yamaha for a while, but the fact is I haven't really needed to yet because the 475 does the job so well. Here is a link of me playing it on youtube, if you're curious how they sound in a live situation, at least as played by me.

If you can get a good deal on one, like under a grand, then you'll be in great shape.
Dude, that was freakin awesome. That soprano sounds incredible, but methinks it was you that contributed to most of it. Hell yeah man.
 

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Its all right Heavy. I will also post some youtube preformaces, maybe I get the same respons ;)

And.. I bought the 475 today... and an awsome horn!! I also played the YSS 62-R (curved) I honestly did not notice a difference (and I am really critical!!) The 475 horn has a lot of body and a centered sound. Using a Bari mouthpiece

Thanx for your info, to everyone!
 
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