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by tenor1124
(3 posts)
10 years ago

New Tenor Sax

I need a new tenor, in the 1000-2000 Range, (preferably 1500) This sax is the one that's probably going to last me most of my life, (at this point, I'm thinking about having a night job in the sax when I'm older.) I really want a good classical horn. However, I kinda play jazz too, and am thinking about joining a really good youth jazz ensemble in my area, so I need the sax to play some good jazz too. (9th grade) The Saxes that I'm thinking about is the Jupiter 889SG, the YTS475, the YTS62II, and maybe the Yani 901. I have also found a used Keilwerth for around 650, and I think I could maybe put a nice setup on it and get it a new case and some repairs, but I don't know.Brands that I am trying to stay away from are; Cannonball, BandNow, Winston, etc.) I really want a durable, pro quality horn!

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  1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
    (767 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: New Tenor Sax

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I need a new tenor, in the 1000-2000 Range, (preferably 1500) This sax is the one that's probably going to last me most of my life, (at this point, I'm thinking about having a night job in the sax when I'm older.) I really want a good classical horn........ ...Jupiter 889SG, the YTS475, the YTS62II, and maybe the Yani 901. I have also found a used Keilwerth for around 650, and I think I could maybe put a nice setup on it and get it a new case and some repairs, but I don't know. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- well, it sounds like you've got some good leads, what did you want from us?

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    1. by tenor1124
      (3 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: New Tenor Sax

      Do you know how the Jupiter 889SG compares to the YTS62II?

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      1. by golferguy675
        (600 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: New Tenor Sax

        The 62II beats the crud out of anything you just metioned. It is the best horn you will ever find for that price.

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      2. by johnsonfromwisconsin
        (767 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: New Tenor Sax

        ---------------------------------------------------------------- Do you know how the Jupiter 889SG compares to the YTS62II? ---------------------------------------------------------------- Never played a 62II, but i have played a 889. How saxophones of an 'identical' model play can very as widely as individual people's perspective of horns. You've listed a number of horns from respectible manufacturers above. If you can, try them all and pick the one you like!

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    2. by sax_maniac
      (984 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: New Tenor Sax

      Buy the horn I mention in the sax equipment thread. $1250 and worth every penny.

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      1. by tenor1124
        (3 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: New Tenor Sax

        Awesome! ........ here's another thing to convice my parents to let me buy, better be good!

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    3. by jazzsaxman
      (28 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: New Tenor Sax

      get the jupiter-be happy and save ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS over the yamaha. i'm told it is built in a state of the art factory in taiwan that yamaha actually built and then backed out for some reason

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      1. by navyblueTENOR
        (10 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: New Tenor Sax

        I also was thinking about buying the Jupiter Tenor. Do you think it would sound good with an Otto Link New York Mouthpiece w/ ZZ's?

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        1. by saxgrobie
          (86 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: New Tenor Sax

          Well I love my Jupiter alto but I've played a Jupiter tenor too and it was also nice. It has a good, rich, warm sound and is easy to play. I definately recommend it, though I'm not sure about the mouthpiece. Good luck! Kelsey

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          1. by navyblueTENOR
            (10 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: New Tenor Sax

            have you seen any intonation problems? How is the case? is the artist series comparable to the Yamaha intermediate or possible 62II?

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          2. by jazzsaxman
            (28 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: New Tenor Sax

            no intonation problems at all- i played my new jupiter artist series for the first time with a local community jazz band i am in and no longer had to adjust tone to the other guys in the sax line. the horn has excellent action too. no more pinched fingers when i am soloing fast and furious. i previously had a 35 year old selmer mark VI- it was getting to be a klunker and guess what?- into the closet for that mark vi. and hello jupiter artist series

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        2. by jazzsaxman
          (28 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: New Tenor Sax

          i play on my jupiter with zz reeds and a sumner mouthpiece- beautiful sound. you should have no problem.

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          1. by navyblueTENOR
            (10 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: New Tenor Sax

            Thanks. I'll be heading to South Bend in a couple weeks, the Jupiter 889SG will be on the list to test, along with the YTS475, YTS62, and Yani 901. What else should I test to get a good idea of what I want?

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          2. by golferguy675
            (600 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: New Tenor Sax

            Don't touch a Cannonball. The Jupiter sounds ok, but the 62II sounds better and will hold up a lot longer. Save 1000 dollars? The 62II is 1700. A 700 dollar tenor can not be very good or last more than probably two years. I would definetly reccommend that 10m on Ebay. Just do the buy it now, so you have it, and no one takes it first! If you're going to southbend. There's a sax you must try. You probably can't afford it, but it's like test driving a new ferrari. You know it's not going to happen...but what the hell. Try the Yani 9930! Silver neck and body, w/ a brass or bronze bell, with brass gold lacquered keywork. Probably the best modern sax I've ever played. Flattens the reference by a mile.

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          3. by navyblueTENOR
            (10 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: New Tenor Sax

            Isn't that horn like 8000? lol, i'll really need to work hard to get the YTS62II, but it sounds awesome!, The jupiter is pretty good too, I guess for me, because I'm not pro or anything, I just have a lot of fun w/ my sax. Thanks, I'll try it out!

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          4. by navyblueTENOR
            (10 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: New Tenor Sax

            vintage keywork just doesn't work out for my hands, I can barely reach the keys on the YTS23 I have, I tried this old horn, I just didnt' have the speed and my right hand kept hitting the side bflat, I think I'll stick to modern horns.

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