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View Poll Results: What Yanagisawa do you own?

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  • soprano

    244 39.42%
  • alto

    251 40.55%
  • tenor

    224 36.19%
  • bari

    85 13.73%
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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by forcejb View Post
    I have a question for other 991 owners - I find the height of palm D key awkward; seems too high to me. Anybody agree?
    I find the palm keys on my A990B (probably almost identical to those on the A991) to be close to perfect. Ditto for my SC901B. On my TWO1, however, the palm D seemed a little low, or at least too close in height to the D#/Eb. I had to add a riser to the D key. Maybe Yanagisawa has changed the configuration on its recent models.

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    Just purchased a well-loved S-800 with a metal link 7.

    This may not be the place to ask but have trawled the forums; this is my first Soprano coming from Tenor and holy crap my intonation is all over the place like a chimpanzee driving a Ferrari!

    I have been reading about changes in embouchure need to play soprano (for and against) but while I can play the lower octave no sweat, things get crazy above a middle D. Will drop it into the tech tomorrow but welcome any suggestions in the meantime.

    Really trying to keep the Dexter Gordon protruding lower lip happening but the only way I seem to be able to play the sop in tune is to chomp on the mouthpiece.

    Hope it is just me and not the horn....

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Push the mouthpiece on the cork farther.
    Life is too short for long tones

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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    Push the mouthpiece on the cork farther.
    Thanks mate, I have rammed it on as far as it can go (the cork is well used and has compressed down to about 3mm from the end) as per advice on the other forums. I will get out the grease and sandpaper and see if that helps. Just didn't realise how different the tuning was between the two octaves. Or perhaps how rubbish my diaphragm control is : P

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Soprano is a beast to tame, it's very temperamental, as you have found out kennyboy!...try to get a teacher to help you out, meanwhile keep playing them longtones, don't give up on it, eventually you'll get along with soprano just fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyJoe View Post
    Soprano is a beast to tame, it's very temperamental, as you have found out kennyboy!...try to get a teacher to help you out, meanwhile keep playing them longtones, don't give up on it, eventually you'll get along with soprano just fine!
    Thanks for the encouragement.... I have been playing tenor for 30 years and I thought, hey how hard can it be? Good ego check, that's for sure. New respect for all the sop players out there that make it look easy. I am off my neighbours Christmas card list now and the cat won't come inside.... Great fun!
    Cheers

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    I can now say I am a member! Bought an SC992! Freakin amazing soprano!

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Soprano S880 Elimona
    They have not done better.

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Very dark Yani HR5 chamber expanded by Mojo
    Medium dark Link Tone Edge 9* RJS 2M
    Bright Theo Wanne Gaia 8 Gonzalez 2RC (explosive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolsax01 View Post
    I play a Yani S991 with the curved neck. LOVE that horn! Did everything a Selmer Serie III did for me and over $1000 less (at the time). The only horn I have ever bought brand new, and probably will ever buy new. I have a Claude Lakey 7*3 Mouthpiece and Vandoreen Blue Box #3 reed. Love to play Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, etc. I hope to find and own a Yani B6 or 880 Bari soon.
    (New guy. Novice player who likes a sweet sound.)
    I read an article about "14 Saxophone Shops to Visit Before You Die". (I'm not unwell.)
    The only one near me at the time was Roberto's Winds in Time Square. I found it (not that easy).
    There was a second hand S991 up there, with a curved neck. I'd heard Yanagisawa were good. It was US $1400.
    Now it lives in Western Australia. It has a sweet sound. Lovely brightness on a tune like: Sol Na Tchada (Cabo Verde).

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    Golden Horns: Welcome to SOTW. That S991 should serve you well. That model usually has two necks - one straight and one curved. Some like a curved neck, others like straight necks . it matters to the player but not the audience. DAVE
    Dave

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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    Bought mine last October, a TWO10. Play it with a Theo Wanne Durga 7*, and a Forestone Hinoki M reed.
    (Hope this allows me to get into the YOC!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenter View Post
    Bought mine last October, a TWO10. Play it with a Theo Wanne Durga 7*, and a Forestone Hinoki M reed.
    (Hope this allows me to get into the YOC!)
    Of course. Welcome!

    (Did anyone explain the club dues to you? You can send each of us our portion via Paypal ....)

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    Hey, I believe it is my turn to be Club Treasurer this year. Yay!!!

    I am happy to collect all and disperse appropriately. Ahem.


    dat
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    Default Re: Yanagisawa owners club

    I have a 991 alto and a 901 tenor. I play in the Australian Army Band and they were kind enough to issue me a 911 soprano.
    I have a hard rubber and metal mouthpiece both made by Jody Jazz for my alto and use both depending on the sort of gig and an Ottolink 7* for the tenor.
    My like using either 2 1/2 Vandorean Java or Jazz reeds. Thinking of trying 3s next time I need to get another box

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    I play a A-992 with a Meyer 7M hard rubber mouthpiece. I use it together with a Vandoren M/O ligature with red Java reeds strength 3. Gives me a really sweet tone that I dig!

    I play mostly in a amateur big band.

    Br Alejko

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    Happy new owner ebay purchase T-880. Plays, good sound.

    Physically in excellent condition for its age. No dents or dings, none. Relatively minor scratching and miniscule lacquer imperfection. Very clean and no odor. Original case fully functional, but shows use. My guess is pads are original, very clean.

    It will take a trip to see a tech. Fingers crossed, a bit of noise in the action (corks) and the left hand pinkie table action is adjusted very light. Maybe some pads and adjustment

    Bonus, came with a well used Selmer S 80 C* and good Meyer 5m mouthpiece, both in playable condition.

    Sorry to run on, but i lucked into a really nice sax and exactly what I wanted.

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