Ok- I own a bundy II alto, It is giving me a hard time intonation wise, and ergonomically.
I have taken it to my trusty Sam Ash salesperson, from her observation, she said "The bundy II is an outdated horn, it's garbage."
I tried a black nickel cannonball sceptyr alto sax at my music store, I loved it, but it costed $1,600.00- I am on a budget- I can't invest that much money on a horn especially in these economic times.
I loved the cannonball sceptyr's ergonomics and intonation- I thought it was a beautiful saxophone.
However, are there any other more affordable modern saxes out there that are like/similar to the Cannonball Sceptyr alto that I tried?
I feel like I need a more modern one w/ the f sharp, so that it can assist me in achieving the altissimo a, b, c, Eb, E, G, G#, D and E notes.
What will help me in achieving these notes? Should I try thicker reeds? Because my setup is a Rico 2.5 and a Meyer 7M alto mouthpiece.