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 Re: I've got the
Author: mdj 
Date:   2019-05-20 22:03

Agreed with above. Is the issue mechanics or is the issue sound/tone?

If the horn is causing issues due to improper functioning of pads, keys, etc... then perhaps it needs to be assessed and fixed.

If the issue is tone and / or tuning, then a new barrel may (or may not) do it.

Obviously any instrument can have mechanical issues (regardless of quality).

That said, if you want to upgrade for sake of an upgrade - go for it! Sometimes a 'better' instrument (defined on your own terms) can be inspiring to play long term. Sometimes it simply won't matter after you play it a couple months and the newness wears off. Individual based.

My experience...
I played my wife's 30 year old Yamaha before acquiring an R13. The two feel different in terms of key heights, etc... and I find the R13 much more comfortable to play. I also used the Fobes Debut for years.

My daughter now plays the old Yamaha and Fobes Debut and states adamantly the key setup on my R13 is much easier to work with than the Yamaha. I concur.

I am NOT a pro and consider myself an intermediate 'late bloomer' student so for me ANY help I can get in terms on cooperation on an instrument, the better.

If I ever reach a certain level of proficiency, the level of instrument will become much less important.

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