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by SaxMan88
(318 posts)
10 years ago

Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

Since I have yet to find one on the net, I wrote my own review on my brand spankin new Selmer LaVoix tenor. I find it to be quite exquisite in all it's features; ergonomics, intonation, and even some of the cosmetics some might come to appreciate. Read the review for more detailed thoughts: www.geocities.com/fishman072003/classic_blue.html

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  1. by EL Seano
    (255 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

    Ooh sounds nice. I'm happy with my guardala though :-)

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    1. by blackfrancis
      (396 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

      I remember getting my first Selmer (after playing a student horn for years). I know the feeling and I'm glad you got yourself set up in such a grand fashion!

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      1. by SaxMan88
        (318 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

        El Seano, You lucky lil sumtin or other...*grins* *laughs* I've never seen a (Dave) Guardala sax. Got pics? Blackfrancis; what kind of selmer did you get. Super Action 80? I think the horn I have is considered an intermediate horn, but I have full confidence in it's ability to play along with the big dogs!

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        1. by phathorn
          (165 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

          Guardala horns were made by B&S....find a B&S horn (try kesslermusic.com) and that's what a Guardala looks like....bigger and darker sound, IMHO, than the Selmers...

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        2. by EL Seano
          (255 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

          response to phathorn: wow, my sopranos made by B&S, what a coincidence. to saxman88, i can email you a pic of my guardala tenor if u like

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        3. by EL Seano
          (255 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

          Sax man, i'll actually need your address, my computer is being a little dodgy lately.

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        4. by SaxMan88
          (318 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

          Oh fine. Here ya are fishman_029@hotmail.com

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        5. by EL Seano
          (255 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

          could i have ure adress plz?

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        6. by SaxMan88
          (318 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

          Click on the lil mailbox with this post...and voila! Email?

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      2. by blackfrancis
        (396 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

        That was way back in '72- it was a mk. VI alto. My previous horn was a Buescher made by Selmer (like a Bundy). Talk about a big difference! As for playing along with the big dogs, the horn is just a means to an end- the music comes from you. So I'd just bet you can!

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      3. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

        I'm sure it's a nice horn Joel....even if it IS a Selmer! Congrats! I'm glad you like it!

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      4. by SaxMan88
        (318 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

        All right guys I need some help here...part repair diagnostics. This horn has two flaws that I can name right here right now. The first and more important is my G# is gummy...no sign of gum around the action though. What's up with this? Second thing is the G/A octave mechanism. Ya kno, when ya move up to octave A from G the valves change? Well when I do the octave valve at the top doesn't open all the way sometimes...now more towads the bottom of the rod there seems to be some gummed up oil...so maybe some key oil will fix this? Otherwise I need help. THANX!

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      5. by EL Seano
        (255 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

        dave guardala pic coming your way

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      6. by SaxMan88
        (318 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Personal review on the Selmer LaVoix Tenor Sax

        Got it! Nice...

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