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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000401.txt from 1995/01

From: Fred Jacobowitz <fredj@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: New Yamaha YAS-52 Saxophone
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 03:42:06 -0500

In short, the answer is,"Yes, but only if the repairman is
competent." Most new instruments have problems for many reasons including
getting banged around during shipment, huge temperature changes, poor
materials (French clarinets are NOTORIOUS for their lousy factory-issue
pads), and so on. I own a YAS-72 and am quite satisfied with it, so, good
choice. Besides, if the repairman is honest he'll tell you immediately
if the horn needs work.

Fred Jacobowitz

On Tue, 24 Jan 1995, David Brewer 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 who,
> 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 like
> it could blow a little more freely. I guess my specific question is, is
> a new-sax checkup usually a good investment even if nothing seems to be
> wrong?
> Thanks for any input,
> David Brewer

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