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    Default New to the club

    Well I have just joined the Martin club (can I be in if it's a stencil??).

    I've been active in this forum since I took a punt whilst in Mexico on a Conn 16M (which was not a MexiConn - ironically), which I've learn't how to re-pad on (well sufficiently for my requirements anyway), do some general tweaking, and practiced further on a C-melody I picked up. I actually love the sound of my 16M but am wondering how different the Martin will be. Since retiring my Alto 25 years ago (always felt Tenor was my instrument) I am now well and truly hooked and giving the piano a rest.

    The main downside of the 16M as far as I can tell is the keywork - I'm hoping the Martin Indiana (OK, 'Olds Ambassador') will have a 'lighter' action, be less prone to keys becoming out of alignment, and give me a greater range of tone. Plus I think the Martins look a whole lot less 'generic'.

    The other thing I'm hoping for is that it might well help me get Altissimo up and running. So far I have only managed high F#.

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    Default Re: New to the club

    The Martins will also have a great low end. Welcome to the club. Watch out as you will buy more. I have about 16 Martins.

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    Default Re: New to the club

    I sold a matched pair of 1938 Martin alto/tenor, and I really miss them. These are special horns, with a rich low end that is smoother than that of any other sax I have ever played.

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    Sax Magic. I have a really nice playing Comm II alto if you need another one!

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