Re: New to site....and need some help.
Thanks for the reply.
I love the was the Martin sounds, and two years ago I had it overhauled so the pads, springs and all are in good shape. The friends who have played it like the tone also.
Problems are age related, mine and his. The ancillary keys seem very far away especialy for low notes. I have to strain to reach the low "pinky" keys and can't maintain the seals. It's heavy and very unforgiving in pitch if I get tired. The thumb rest has popped off twice, and I don't know if this is a sign of things to come...
Now, until last night, I have never been unfaithful to him. So I have no clue what is out there. Curiosity and all.....what are all these extra keys for? Rocker keys? Who knew!
I'm considering sale or trade to finance purchase of a horn that helps me play more consistantly, and with less straining.
This feedback is great, practical info is such a confidence booster.
By the way, what would be the minimum I should accept for my baby, should I decide to part with him?