Yanagisawa owners club

View Poll Results: What Yanagisawa do you own?

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    245 39.14%
  • alto

    255 40.73%
  • tenor

    226 36.10%
  • bari

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    Default Yanagisawa owners club

    Welcome to the Yanagisawa owners club. Which Yanagisawa do you own, what mpc and reeds do you use with it, and what kind of playing do you enjoy?

    T991 tenor
    Yanagisawa 6 HR mpc or JJ HR* 6*
    Rico Select Jazz 2M filed
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    Default Re: Yanagisawa tenor owners club

    I have an T880 tenor that I traded a Mark VI for and an S981 soprano. I play link type pieces on both horns and play jazz. If I get the chance I play different tenors and have never played a tenor I have liked more. The only two that have come close where a modern Keiwerth and a 5 digit Mark VI. I didn't like either more than my T880 but they were close.

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    I have an T880 tenor that I traded a Mark VI for and an S981 soprano. I play link type pieces on both horns and play jazz. If I get the chance I play different tenors and have never played a tenor I have liked more. The only two that have come close where a modern Keiwerth and a 5 digit Mark VI. I didn't like either more than my T880 but they were close.

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    Well, I accidentally named this the Yanagisawa tenor owners club when I really meant to include all types of saxes as indicated by my poll. Dumb. Oh, well. If you get this far you can laugh at me and then tell me what Yanagisawas you play, tenor or otherwise.

    OK I just figured out how to change the thread title. Disregard this post.

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa tenor owners club

    B992 - Bronze bari
    Selmer S90 190 (with 3.5 Vandoren Trad) - Classical
    Lebayle Metal 7* or Otto Link Rubber 9* (Rico Jazz select - 3S/3M filled) - Jazz/pop/covers.

    Love this horn, it's just so easy to play. Even tone throughout register, ergonomically great (I have small hands) and it just sounds good! I get to play a variety of different styles of music (all of which I enjoy) and I really like the versatility of this horn. Whether it's loud and edgy or a nice solo Bach cello suite, it does the job. I have tried other Yani's (sop, alto tenor) and love them all (particularly the 992s, 9930s and pink gold).

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa tenor owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bryant View Post
    Well, I accidentally named this the Yanagisawa tenor owners club when I really meant to include all types of saxes as indicated by my poll. Dumb. Oh, well. If you get this far you can laugh at me and then tell me what Yanagisawas you play, tenor or otherwise.

    OK I just figured out how to change the thread title. Disregard this post.
    Sorry for the irrelevant post, but how do you change the thread title?

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    '81 T880 tenor, original neck and Keilwerth copper neck to fit

    '95 A990u alto with original neck,aftermarket bronze neck, and Keilwerth copper neck to fit
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    Straight and curved sopranos: Yanagisawa metal 9, Super Session G; Rico brown box 2, 2.5 reeds

    Sopranino (Elimona): Yanagisawa metal and HR; Vandoren reeds
    Though I may not own this for much longer as I rarely play it.

    I've previously owned various altos, a T991, and a few baris and thought highly of them.
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    T901 with a bronze neck and an SC901.

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    I used to own a Martin Stencil back in the day...regret selling it....my current setup is the following...

    S902 Sop: Metal Yani#7, Lavoz Medium/Hemke#2 reeds

    A991 Alto: (Bronze 992 neck) Metal Yani#7, Lavoz Medium/Hemke#2 reeds

    T991 Tenor: (Bronze 992 neck) Metal V16 (T77), V16 2 1/2 reeds

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    Elimona Sopranino (curiously left off the list) with a Metal Yani 7 and Vandoren Blue Box 3

    S-6 Soprano with a Barone Vintage 7 and Legere 3

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Just got me a S901. Only have the Yani HR 5 right now but have me a Super Session J coming to me right as we speak. I hope my mouthpiece search is short. I really like the horn, has a nice sound with the 5, but I definitely need something more open.
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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    T880, with a T500 that now serves as a backup and "rough gigs" horn. I like the T880 considerably more than anything else I have played (but I've led a sheltered life, and my experience is a bit limited).

    I was just running two setups - for rock/pop & RnB a Yani metal 8 with Java 2.5,

    for "straight" stuff (community band) a Morgan 3C with Blue Box 3,

    but I've just gone back to an old (5 digit s/n - why is that special?) Brilhart Ebolin 3 (maybe - that's what it's marked) with ZZ 3 for bossas, ballads and the like. I have to try some 3.5s with that - the 3s are perhaps a little soft.

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    990 Series Bari - Selmer S-80 C**, Link STM 7* - This horn rocks!

    901 Series Tenor - Selmer S-80 C*, Link NY STM 7, Morgan 7EL - I got a great deal when I bought this horn. It's the entry level pro horn. I had planned to upgrade at some point, but this horn plays so well, I'm not sure that I'll need to.

    I would love to replace my Yamaha soprano with a Yanagisawa straight soprano.

    My alto is a Selmer, but I have played on both the 991 and 992 altos and they are great horns. The tuning is especially good!

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    SC991 with an otto link HR 8 and rico 3 reeds

    I also used to have a B901 before I got my conn.

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    A992. Two years old.

    Jody jazz hard rubber # 6

    Alexander superial (gold box) # 3

    I am unhappy with the lack of consistency of the reeds but when you get a good one, oh its so sweet. the reeds used to be more consistent. I used to get five or six good reeds out of a box of ten, but now its more like 2.

    I love my sax. The ergonomics are sweeeeeet and the sound with my setup is perfect for me.
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    I have the SC-991, S-991, A901, and B901.

    Sops: Woodwind Co. vintage piece (or Vandoren SL4/S27) and 2.5/3.0 blue box Vandorens
    Alto: Yani 5 or Vandoren AL3 with 3.0 Vandoren blue box reeds
    Bari: Yani 5 or Vandoren BL4 with 2.5 Vandoren blue box
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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    SS981, Selmer C*, Vandoren S6
    B901 with standard and bronze necks, Selmer S90 190, Vandoren B75

    I have played SS991, SS992, A992, T900, B992P - did not like the altos or tenors, didnt' find the bronze horns different enough to justify the price
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    S-900 Soprano
    B-992 Bariton
    Never regretted playing one.

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Hi

    I have an A9932Z an A8833 and a T991 (Well my partners!!)

    I don't really play the tenor, but on my alto I play Lamberson FMaj7 (around an .85) with V16 2's.


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