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by saxall60
(29 posts)
5 years ago

New or old ?

Selmer Balanced Action vs Selmer Reference 36. What do you thing about it ? and why. Thank you.

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  1. by kelsey
    (808 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: New or old ?

    It depends on your age and experiences. Both are great horns. The Balanced action requires more care. I am old and prefer Selmer Mark Vls or Balanced Actions. If I were younger I might choose a more modern horn..............Kelsey
    Barry Kelsey

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    1. by saxall60
      (29 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: New or old ?

      Thank you Kelsey. I'm not young anymore too (61) and feel the same things as you do in music. I began to learn very late. But it's my pleasure, just trying to get better. I use a Selmer 80 II which is great (I let me told it). Maybe looking on a sax more "rough" as BA or Ref36. I would like to know if the difference is important or negligible. So long.

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      1. by blackfrancis
        (396 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: New or old ?

        If I had to have Selmer, I'd go with the BA or SBA. If you want a real change, try a King Super 20.

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        1. by saxall60
          (29 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: New or old ?

          Surely, they are richer in harmoncis than the Mark VI. The question is : we grow up with this kind of sound and it's now called "professionnal" sound ! We have a lot of things going this way to rehabilitate.

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