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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000811.txt from 1999/01

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Subjective and Objective
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 22:54:51 -0500

At 04:43 PM 1/17/99 -0500, Mark Charette wrote:
>Sometimes the work of making an instrument play in tune adds "character"
>to the sound. At least that's what I've been led to believe about the
>Selmer Mk VI sax by a person I respect and trust here in Detroit (Irv
>Feldman, one of the finest legit sax players I've heard). He tells me
>the Mk VI (at least the one he owns) is not all that good at intonation,
>but the "special sound" he gets out of it is partly due to the work he
>has to put in to make it play in tune.
Maybe, but my Mark VI doesn't seem to need that much effort,
intonation-wise (maybe a little sharp at the top, but better than my Martin
Typewriter alto, which goes way flat there). Still, the best intonation
I've ever encountered on a sax was on a Yamaha YAS-875. Outrageous player!
But possibly too warm-toned for some. And too expensive for me (Damn!).
Like with the clarinets, trade-offs must be made.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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