1950 King Zephyr HELP!! :)
Well to start off I am truly a clarinet player, but I have played a lot of saxophone over my many years. I own a nice YAS61, and usually borrowed my friend's YTS61 when I needed to record Tenor. I recently purchased a 1950 Kin Zephyr, and had it overhauled. I thought the tech did something wrong and brought it back, because I could not get low tones nor decent ANY tone on the horn. Mind you, my tone on the YTS61 was acceptable to and for me. I play two different (cheap) mouthpieces in a Yamaha 4C and 5C, depending on what I want in tone. Yet, neither mouthpiece gets me anything good from the Zephyr. When I brought it back, he played it and I was amazed with the sound. I am asking the people who know what's up? Do I have the wrong mouthpiece(s) for a vintage horn? Do I need to develop a better embouchure for this horn? Both? Do I need to sell it and get a YTS61? When the tech played the Zephyr it sounded better than the YTS61, but then again I was playing the YTS61 so it could be me. I am looking for advice. Thanks in advance.