Saxophone Forum


by apoc7k
(20 posts)
10 years ago

Question about a saxophone...

Well, after a lot of consideration as to what kind of saxophone I want to play for a long time, I've finally come to decide that I want to play a Keilwerth SX-90R. The biggest problem is, I want to get what's best (like everyone else). I guess my biggest concern is that their Shadow model (SX-90R as well) also pops in my mind as well. What I was wondering is if anybody could tell me if there are any major differences between the saxophones? It's real important that I get a very nice horn and I know they would both treat me very well, but I will just wonder if I didn't find out anyways. If I'm gonna spend most of what I earn this summer on it, I'd better find out if i should have gone for a different model instead.

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  1. by apoc7k
    (20 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Question about a saxophone...

    Actually, after a little bit of thinking, there is the silver one that's made out of nickel silver and that also appeals to me a lot! In everyone's opinion would that be a good enough choice? Me and a few people are starting a jazz combo and I want to get something that will serve me well, but at the same time something that will look cool (the other reason the silver one appeals to me).

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    1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
      (767 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Question about a saxophone...

      I dunno, which one appeals to you? Me myself, I've never really been impressed with Keilwerth, but that's just me.

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      1. by apoc7k
        (20 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Question about a saxophone...

        The silver one with gold keys really does appeal to me. It looks really nice, and is supposed to respond very well. Also a few owners were commenting about the low C# to B trill wasn't problematic at all. Then again, just one factor that differs between each player.

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        1. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          why not try them out sometime?

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        2. by apoc7k
          (20 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          well... you see, the problem is this. I live in North Dakota, and the dealers around here are kind of... funny about certain things. There aren't any Keilwerth dealers around here that I've ever heard of. Anyways, I think I'll probably end up with the Silver one...

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        3. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          what part of ND? if you're close to Fargo why not just get a group of friends together and visit some places in Minneapolis? it would only be $100 at the most and it would give you a idea on how these horns play. I think it would be a good investment on a $3000 horn. but that's just me.

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        4. by apoc7k
          (20 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          I live in mandan and if I DO get a chance to sneak off during a weekend or something, it would have to be on a weekend this summer. Since there's still a lot of school and I don't exactly have a good source of income yet, I just need to wait until then.

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        5. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          you don't have a good source of income but you're going to drop that much in a new horn? its' not that I'm anti new expensive saxes, but there are A LOT of better (and not so better) things I would do with that much money. Most of which focus on clothes, food, and rent.

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        6. by apoc7k
          (20 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          Let me clarify on that... I don't have a good source of income currently because I am only fifteen. Me and a few friends play jazz very seriously and I REALLY want to try and get away from my student yamaha. So, naturally... I don't need to buy clothes, food, and rent quite yet...

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        7. by p-apple
          (49 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          hey apoc7k i'm just curious, why not consider the regular gold lacquer? No reason spending an extra hundred bucks in a better look if it doesn't make a sax play better. - William Chen

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        8. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Question about a saxophone...

          why not a old conn! =) and check your email!

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