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    Default Jupiter Jas 767

    Hi, I have a Jupiter Jas 767 Alto Sax (serial # 20####) and am trying to find information about it. I have been told that it was superseded by another model that was not as good. I was told the 767 was as good as any of the 4 majors but at a fraction of the cost.
    Any advice appreciated please.
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    Default Re: Jupiter Jas 767

    Hey there,

    I'm no expert on Jupiters but you are correct. The other model is the one starting with a 5. 547 I believe.....


    I played a Jupiter Soprano for a time and it was a very nice instrument.

    If it's in good working order you have a fairly well made modern horn that should take you far.
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    Default Re: Jupiter Jas 767

    Quote Originally Posted by littlewailer View Post
    Hey there,

    I'm no expert on Jupiters but you are correct. The other model is the one starting with a 5. 547 I believe.....


    I played a Jupiter Soprano for a time and it was a very nice instrument.

    If it's in good working order you have a fairly well made modern horn that should take you far.
    I have a problem cos I haven't played alongside others (and starting late am somewhat tone deaf)
    Need to get out more (with other musicians) methinks.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Jupiter Jas 767

    Jupiter is a good beginners instrument. They produces the Cheaper 500 series. But they had cheaper models earlier. 767 became 767-769 which is similar.
    Like most Taiwan manufacturers they have been indercut by cheaper Chinese instruments and so they have moved up into the professional market and they have 969 models.

    767 is a good allrounder but I think the pro models from other manufacturers will beat it and the Jupiters pro models.

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    In my experience, it's simply wrong to underestimate the Jupiter horns from the 700 series upwards - the JAS-769-767 I own may be a somewhat shameless look-and-work-alike of the Selmer SuperAction 80(I), but it's a really good copy (including some of the bugs): It's astonishingly well built (this is a heavy horn - even compared to the original) and has a full, dark voice - only slightly less refined than my own Selmer SA80II. What's more, I find the older 700 series horns more interesting tone-wise than the newer ones. If you can find/own one in good working order, I'd say keep the horn and enjoy it.

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    I also own a 767-769 alto as a backup horn, which I actually never play. Don't play much alto these days anyway. Amazingly easy to play all over the range, and slightly brighter than my SA-II, but still a more refined tone than the typical Yamaha low end alto. It could very well hold against a pro horn.
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    I just found a JAS 769-767 in a resale shop here and after reading the generally good opinions of these I snapped it up. It was used very little, with the lacquer (overly bright and shiny for my taste) totally intact, pads in like new cond and plays up and down easy as pie. Nice action and a very nice tone, far superior to the chinese Yani-clone I bougtht years ago from Kessler Music. That was a mistake. I don't play much alto but when I do it is a Buescher TT series IV. I got this as a back up and to see what playing a modern horn is like or something like that. Actually it was really just GAS and the inability to pass up a good deal. I can always sell it if I want to and not lose any money.
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