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by mega band geek
(60 posts)
10 years ago

Unison any good?

I'm looking to buy a tenor and a Unison was recommended to me. Are Unison horns any good?

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  1. by AltoAnarchy
    (2 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Unison any good?

    I have been playing on a Unison for 3 years now.This sax along has helped me to retain my first chair spot for all 3 years. Unison can have a great tone quality and with the right reeds can have great articulation (if you have the right skills of course). 3 Other Alto players in my band also use this brand of insturment and love it.  I use it during marching band. It gives a great loud full sound when I play with a plastic reed. When I use in my wind ensemble I play with a leather ligiture and vandoren size 3 reed. The sax is easy to move around on and with skill can have a great classical sound. For Jazz band I have a otto link mouth piece and size 2 1/2 vandoren Jazz ZZ reed. The sax gives a great jazzy sounds. This saxophone is easy to change styles on and is easy to manipulate tone and dynamics. It does take some work to keep it up to tip top shape but over all I just take it in a couple times a year and it sounds Amazing for me!!! So give it a try cause I love my sax! :)

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  2. by zrice03
    (6 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Unison any good?

    NOOOO!!!! My school got a Unison Bari Sax and it is horrible. The mid range is 30 to 40 cents flat and from C# up is just about a half-step sharp (the high F# is an in-tune altissimo G). I've heard OK things about the Goodson models, but I'd recommend looking elsewhere. Yamaha has decent horns (I'm currently playing a YAS-62 and love it) and aren't very expensive. Another recommendation would be Keilwerth, which play like Selmers but don't come with the price tag.

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  3. by YanagisawA-901
    (312 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Unison any good?

    i dont like stupid ppl...IF YOU HAVE TO QUESTION WETHER ITS A SAX, OR A DAMN STAR TREK WORD, OR U DONT KNOW WETHER ITS GOOD OR NOT, DONT GET IT!!! to me these are the only MODERN brands worth looking at, not counting vintage joints.. -yamaha -kielwerth -selmer -yanagisawa -maybe la?? i donno check on that one guys -thats it!!!! nothing else is worth ur time, except maybe an antigua winds, theyre decent.......

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    1. by karebear1012
      (395 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Unison any good?

      yeah i agree with yanagisawA...if you haven't heard of it, and you don't know if it's any good...it probably isn't. definately try all the ones that were listed already. la sax is ok...not the best, and antigua winds is pretty good. i have an antigua soprano and it plays great. if you're going to try yamaha, just check with a more experienced player first, because some yamahas have problems with pitch and stuff... keilwerth is awesome (expensive though), and i love selmers. good luck, kara

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      1. by SaxMan
        (559 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Unison any good?

        Keilwerths play nothing like selmers smarty pants. They are like a really wimpy conn from the 20's with a high price tag, AND keilwerths run about the same as the selmers do, only a small amount less.

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        1. by karebear1012
          (395 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Unison any good?

          oh gee..thanks a lot to you too smarty pants. then i guess i meant to say selmers AND keilwerths are expensive. AND i never said i LIKED keilwerths..i just said they were expensive.

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        2. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Unison any good?

          I wasnt talking to you. I was talking to zrice - you never said anything about keilwerths playing like selmers.

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        3. by karebear1012
          (395 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Unison any good?

          oh, jeez..i'm sorry. and yeah, selmer doesn't sound like keilwerth. cya

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        4. by barimachine
          (323 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Unison any good?

          geez stop goin nuts everyone maybe they just sound enuff so that his tone stays through both saxes and sound similar to him btw i like keilwerth baris i play a selmer but i love the black werths the shadow is good too

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