Other than the obvious "get rid of the high F#", are there any ways to reduce the weight of a saxophone? I love my VII but being a small guy, its weight during long practice sessions / gigs progressively gets hard to bear. It's also not one of the heaviest horns out there (it seems pretty average actually, even lighter than most modern horns)
I suppose the simple answer would be to get a lighter sax, but it seems I'd have to spend loads of money to find something that suits me. Modern horns are all heavy, and I just can't deal with pre-SBA ergos so it leaves either an SBA or a VI (of course... :tsk: )
Any ideas guys?