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by cornodibassetto8
(2 posts)
10 years ago

Straight and Curved Sopranos

Hi! I'm sure many have presented this question, but I couldn't find any posts in the archives. So...what's the difference between a curved and straight soprano? I think the curved look cooler, but there's got to be more to it than that. So, who can help me??? Thanks! Sean

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  1. by golferguy675
    (600 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

    In my own experience, I've noticed the curved soprano to be a shade darker than the straight. Other than that, the obvious design difference is the only one. I like the darker tone, but I actually prefer the straight soprano. I feel bunched up just when I play the alto, so the curved soprano is a bit much.

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    1. by sax_maniac
      (984 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

      I can't speak from experience, but the curved soprano just looks like an ergonomic nightmare. There's an LA Sax curved in a local shop I should try out for kicks.

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      1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
        (767 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

        Please do _maniac. I'd like to hear your impressions of that brand. I hear conflicting things about LA sax.

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        1. by Hexaclon
          (90 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

          Hey johnsonfromwisconsin! I own a LA SAX, maybe I can help you.

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        2. by sax_maniac
          (984 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

          I'll give the LA sop a shot. I can try to do a side-by-side with my Yani straight. Don't know how soon I can get around to doing this, though. We'll see...

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        3. by jazzsaxman
          (28 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

          curved sopranos have alot of intonation problems-alot more then the straight horns

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      2. by YanagisawA-901
        (312 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

        curved are outta tune...G will be in tune, then move to like, an A and its like 100000000000 cents sharp or flat..its crazy...and LA saxes absolutely suck, sayn u play an LA is like sayn u enjoy fondleing your sax and puttin it places that it shouldnt go

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        1. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

          curved sopranos are for losers (please don't hurt me^_^)

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          1. by Redsax
            (27 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

            Curved ones look like they should have bubble blowing out of them....lol!!!!!!!!!

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            1. by Hexaclon
              (90 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

              Hey YanagisawA-901!! As you may or may not know I own a LA Sax, now tell me... since you know so mutch about LA Sax. What are the technical problems of a LA Sax that make it so crappy?!? Thanks Hexaclon

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            2. by chiamac
              (586 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

              "What are the technical problems of a LA Sax that make it so crappy?!? " 1) that stupid name 2) they are made in tiwan 3) they use colors as selling tacticts 4) they are really cheap 5) the "la sax" logo looks like it's a metal band from the 80's I don't know enough about technical problems... but I'm sure that there are some good horns out there along with a lot of crappy ones. But hey, the black lacquer (sp?) makes it look so cool that people put up with a sub standard horn, and sound. =)

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            3. by Hexaclon
              (90 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: Straight and Curved Sopranos

              Well I think their not so bad. Really! I really bought mine because it was the only thing I could. (used for 300.00) and I have to say....It's not so bad, well at least it gives me what i need for now. The action is nice and it is cunfy, it seems wright all though the sound doesn't compare to my "Untunable" Buescher.

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