Re: Need helpful Opinions on a Tenor Sax...
I've had the opportunity to play quite a few 82Z's, and as far as modern horns go, they are in my top 5 pick. They have nice keywork, are free blowing, great scale and intonation. But when all is said and done, they just still don't have "the" sound.
I was born and bred on vintage horns, and just can't find a modern horn that can compete in the sound department.
Bottom line, check them out yourself. To hell with what others say, get the horn that YOU like.