Re: sterling horns
Who are you Bibimbop?
I study with David Stambler at PSU and can attest to how great the Custom EX sounds. Prof. Stambler got hooked on the silver EXs while we were trying out saxes at washington music center outside of D.C. We spent 4 or 5 hours testing out just about every horn they had (Selmers, Yamahas, Keilwerths, etc.) and eventually narrowed it down to the final 3 of a regular laquered EX, a black laquered EX, and my silver EX. They simply outplayed everything else we tried in it's accurate intontation, control, subtone, altissimo, eveness of sound, and feel. Less than a month after this trip to D.C to get my EX, he went down and got his own.
I also tried out one of the aformentioned Silver Selmer Series III's and was not impressed. For that much money I expected alot more quality workmanship, better intonation (it was very uneven), and a better overall sound.