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by SaxDude619
(11 posts)
7 years ago

Kohlert

I was thinking of getting a ne

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  1. by SaxDude619
    (11 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Kohlert

    Also does anyone have experience with a Conn-Selmer Prelude?

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  2. by SaxDude619
    (11 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Kohlert

    So I decided to take the gamble on this sax. I just got it recently and played it with an Otto Link 7 Rubber Mouthpiece and a Vandoren 2 1/2 reed. Overall it has a rich tone. Very dark and mellow, just how I like it. This horn seems to be a copy of an intermediate Selmer. It has a high F# key, leather pads, and metal resonators. The case that came with it is made of wood and leather, though it is heavy it is very sturdy. Perfect for jazz. I recently played at a family New Years party. I got compliments on the great sound of the horn from people I didn't even know. My only real complaint is the case. It feels as if the case wasn't really made for this sax. My only comparison is like trying to fit a Yamaha in a Selmer case. It will fit but you need to make some adjustments for the keys. The compartment for the neck isn't very good either. The neck is held in a compartment that is too large and it doesn't have anything to cover the neck except for a thin sheet of....."fur" or what ever is used to line the case. So in the event of a drop the neck may be damaged. With tune ups ever 5 or so years I could probably see this horn lasting awhile.

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    1. by ianhart
      (5 posts)

      7 years ago

      Tune-ups

      You will want to have a tune up much more often than once every five years, assuming that you practice daily, and ESPECIALLY if you are in a marching band. While in high school (I just finished my first semester of college, so this is recent news), I got my sax tuned up after every big parade (we didn't do field shows, and maybe one parade a month or so). I realize that this is excessive, but normally a long bus ride will work "wonders" with your instrument. After sitting in the compartments in a hot day, some of my keys would go out of adjustment because of the constant jolting combined with the heat semi-melting the shellac holding the pads in place. My repair tech recommends, at least, a biannual tune up (every two years), with less time in between the tune ups if you play more than the average high school saxophonist.

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      1. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Tune-ups

        i had problems with long bus rides, then i got key clamps and it all went away. they actually do work

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