Re: Victory vs. Schill
The Victory Brand is to be avoided. I won one of their sopranos on an ebay auction 2 years ago and won it for $99. The soprano showed up and I don't know if they were angry at me because I won the auction at such a cheap price, but they had placed the sax/case in the carton with no insulation/bubble wrap/popcorn/nothing. Surprisingly, the sax showed up with no damage. The case has no name brand on it. The brand is suppose to be Victory. When I opened up the case, there was a brand new shiny soprano, still in the factory packaging alright. I removed the packaging and there was the usual Selmer copy, however what was sent to me had no brand on it and no serial number. There was another issue. The necks had to be re-corked because they were too thin for my mouthpiece. The instrument plays ok, not like a Yamaha or Yani, but it plays. I don't play it too often. It isn't as wide open as one of the good name brands. Basically, when the thing breaks or gives out, it is essentially junk.