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by bigbirdbass86
(4 posts)
10 years ago

helmke tenor saxophone

does anyone have any information on helmke, they've been on ebay, and i want a tenor for my own. i've always played on the one the school lent me, but since i graduated, all i have is the bass sax. i cant afford much and the helmke is looking really good, unless its a piece of poop. i would really appreciate any info on this german brand

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  1. by sax_maniac
    (984 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: helmke tenor saxophone

    Poop, indeed. Better off spending the same money on a used YTS23 (and I have one for sale) or a Bundy II. Just be careful as eBay is full of "landmines" or horns that need more money for repair than for the horn itself.

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    1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
      (767 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: helmke tenor saxophone

      Helmkes have a very poor reputation for reliability and intonation, as do a large number of low-cost taiwaneese and chinese made instruments. For the money you'd spend on a new Helmke, it shouldn't take much more to purchase a used bundy, yamaha, or a selmer made buescher.

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  2. by bigbirdbass86
    (4 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: helmke tenor saxophone

    thnaks guys

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