Re: THE BEST SAXOPHONE
My series III is the best in all ranges because of it's unmatched versatility, I play darker than anyone that I know of when I am playing classical music, and as bright as I want and still have warmth at the same time. The keyboard surpasses even BMW comfort, the layout is absolutely flawless, the ergonomics are also perfect. When others play my sax with sifferant hands, they say the same thing, Selmer has found a way to make their horns ambidextorous. (SP?) it has the best tuning that I know of, even the goodson unison. (It may be me, when I tried the III for the first time at the shop, it was perfect, don't think it could be me, but maybe I have a very good ear.) There isnt a single note on the entire sax in which I would change the timbre, not even the C#! Whenever I play that middle C#, normal fingering, it never has that sound that lacks partials, it is always warm and full. Whenever I tune on C# (The vent makes it perfect.) most people at first think it is the C, but very sharp untill they looka the tuning wheel, and it isn't moving, once it took me 5 minutes to convince my instructor that there wasn't anything wrong with the tuner. All of the low notes are nice and fat, and projecting. The high notes are all warm and cutting and projecting. The mid range is warm and centered. I can hit the craziest altissimo notes, yesterday I was having a high note with a tenor player friend of mine. I hit a single G (I always do to get my legere warmed up.) and he hits a D on his sax, then I hit a double G, and he hits about a double E or F, then I hit a triple G, he bites his reed, and I intended to play a triple G again to aknowledge that he had won, but my finger slipped of the key, and I got a quadruple G!!! And whats even better is that, it still sounded like a sax, it still had warmth, it still sounded musical. Its action is the fastest i know of, soem may say it is stiff, but they just have weak fingers, the stiffer the spring, the quicker the key comes up, the quicker you are ready for the next note, you dont have to make a big deal about making your notes cleaner than the alter at church. i think that is it, if i think of something else, ill post it.