so I see that you used to have a Mark VI but now play a shadow. I had a Mark VI alto for 40 years and loved that horn, but had to sell it 3 years ago. I am finally ready to buy again and was reading up on the Shadow. On paper it sounds like a great horn. i don't like the sound of yamaha, too "tinny" the Mark VI had a richer deeper tone. I want that deep, rich, moody tone, but with improved key action responsiveness and improved intonation between registers, the Mark VI, although a fabulous horn, was definitely finicky about intonation between registers (mine was a 1972 model). What differences have you found between the two? What do you like better about the shadow? Anything about it you don't like or would change? Do you think it will give me the improvements and tone I am seeking? Sure appreciate your feedback.
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