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 selmer 104 or fox 300?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2017-05-04 15:47

Okay.. I am only interested in resin at this stage.. hence comparing these two.

and I haven't played anything other than a howarth, a tom sparked and a yammie 431M

but there is quite a big price difference. And if I can let go of the third octave key, well, there are quite a few second hand ones around.

There are some seller 120's with full mechanism quite affordable. But what is their reputation like? I want something LIGHT weight and FREE blowing... I don't like resistance when playing.

I didn't mind the howarth level of resistance... but I didn't love it.

The other thing I want is to be able to hit the notes immediately. The howarth i could play the lowest note, and my highest note (third register G) without blinking. The yamaha didn't cooperate anywhere near as easily with those huge leaps.

So my current thinking is, forgoing the third octave key.. lowers the price.. and I'm sure I would get used to the fingerings for the third octave.

But looking at my resin options... the selmer is very affordable.... would it be light and free blowing, or would i be safest to try and get my hands on a used fox 330 or 300?

It is so frustrating! because i wish I could go to a shop and just try a whole heap and compare.. but i can't!!!!!!!!! Unless i get a howarth... but i don't want the wood... otherwise i would buy tomorrow, as i know he will send a few for me to try etc.

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mberkowski 2017-05-04 22:18 
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SarahC 2017-05-05 00:20 
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mberkowski 2017-05-06 04:43 
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Chris P 2017-05-05 00:38 
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SarahC 2017-05-05 03:21 
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SarahC 2017-05-05 03:22 
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Chris P 2017-05-05 19:36 
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mberkowski 2017-05-06 04:33 
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SarahC 2017-05-06 06:22 
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Chris P 2017-05-06 08:26 
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SarahC 2017-05-06 10:50 
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Barry Vincent 2017-05-06 12:35 
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SarahC 2017-05-06 12:37 
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SarahC 2017-05-08 04:09 
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