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by llehctiMnairB
(18 posts)
14 years ago

Color

Does the color of the sax i.e black, silver, matte change the tone at all?

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  1. by dirk-lo
    (11 posts)

    14 years ago

    Re: Color

    Definitely. It's why the unlacquered 82z's cost more than the lacquered ones. Eric :-)

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  2. by johnsonfromwisconsin
    (767 posts)

    14 years ago

    Re: Color

    according to accousticians and double blind tests, no, not a bit. The individual variences in the same model of horn may matter, but the colour doesn't.

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    1. by chiamac
      (586 posts)

      14 years ago

      Re: Color

      have links to those tests?

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      1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
        (767 posts)

        14 years ago

        Re: Color

        ------------------------------------------------------------------ have links to those tests? ------------------------------------------------------------------ here's one that was done with flutes, a different instrument but the same accoustic principals apply, and this goes even further to show there isn't a large effect by bore *material* iwk.mdw.ac.at/Forschung/english/linortner/linortner_e.htm Personally, I would just play a bunch of horns with different finishes and buy the one you like. That guarantees you get the sound closest to what you are looking for.

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        1. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          14 years ago

          Re: Color

          thanks, that was a great read!

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