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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000392.txt from 1995/01

From: Steve Fowler <sfowler@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: New Yamaha YAS-52 Saxophone
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 23:32:20 -0500

You wrote:

>I recently bought a YAS-52 sax from the Woodwind (a mail-order company
>introduced to me by someone on this list... I can't remember exactly
>but my heartfelt thanks go out to them). When I was shopping for
>saxophones at local music stores, a repairman mentioned that often
>instruments bought mail-order (or even locally) need adjustment even if
>they are new. Has anyone had any experience with this? I haven't
>noticed anything specifically wrong with it, but sometimes it seems
>it could blow a little more freely. I guess my specific question is,
>a new-sax checkup usually a good investment even if nothing seems to be
>Thanks for any input,
>David Brewer

Not only might the final assembly person have had a bad day, but more
likely the instrument will change after the wedges are pulled out and
the pads begin to swell a little. Usually they will hit in the back
first and leak slightly in the front.

Rare is the instrument that can't be improved by a _good_ tech.

Steve Fowler
Fowler Music Service
Annapolis, MD

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