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by Sax Amateur
(3 posts)
2 years ago

Buffet Crampon vs Yamaha Tenor Sax

Hello!

I have intention to buy a tenor sax for local marching band with limited budget (1200€).

I have few options:

Yamaha YTS-275

Buffet Crampon BC8102 Serie 100

Buffet Crampon BC8402 Serie 400

 

I know Yamaha is good, reliable and quality, but about Buffet Crampon i don't know anything except it's cheaper. Does anybody have experiance with this models and what is better choice?

Thanks

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  1. by GFC
    (359 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Buffet Crampon vs Yamaha Tenor Sax

    The YTS-275 and BC 400 are  student/intermediate horns.  The 400 gets some good press:  http://jazztimes.com/articles/18710-buffet-crampon-400-series-alto-sax

     If you're buying new, you can't go too far wrong with either.  They're both well-made Asian horns.  Be careful about used 275s.  Early ones had problems with the glue joint at the bell coming loose, resulting in misalignment and leaks.  Know the age and repair history of any 275 you're looking at.

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    1. by Sax Amateur
      (3 posts)

      1 year ago

      Re: Buffet Crampon vs Yamaha Tenor Sax

      This article is about Alto 400 series and i'm looking for Tenor. But i can see, guy is satisfied with whole 400 series.

      I look for new instruments, not used, so i assume that problems with glue on Yamaha won't be a problem to me (am i right?). New instrument probably doesn't have that problem.

      One more question. BC serie 100? anything.

      I appreciate your effort. Thank you very much!

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      1. by GFC
        (359 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: Buffet Crampon vs Yamaha Tenor Sax

        It was apparently a problem when they applied glue over the lacquer on the earlier horns.  The problem was brought to Yamaha's attention and they corrected it.

        BC serie 100 is a beginner model. 

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        1. by Sax Amateur
          (3 posts)

          1 year ago

          Re: Buffet Crampon vs Yamaha Tenor Sax

          Ok! Thank you!

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