So, I recently purchased a Selmer Bundy II. I didn't pay a lot for it and it seemed to play pretty well when I picked it up.
My regular tenor was due for a "tune up", so I dropped it off with my tech until Monday. I don't have any gigs this weekend and have had a chance to do a few hours with the Bundy. I am pleasantly surprised! Although the ergos, in particular the palm keys the height of the Bbis are a bit annoying. I plan to put some risers on the palm keys (Sugru perhaps?) and see how to deal with the Bbis. I tend to slide under it a bit and lightly catch my index finger on it. I'm sure it is something I can adapt to.
The thing that impresses me most is not the relatively smooth action but the nice "round" Selmer tone. This is something I've always loved about my MKVI alto but hadn't really found as prominent on tenor. I've been playing a Warburton LA 7* with a RJS3s on my main tenor. I also have an Warburton LA 8 as a backup. I put a RJS2m on it that I had played quite a bit and, instantly, the old Bundy sang. There is something very nice about the way this sax sub tones and the low end can project without getting harsh. I have two rehearsals tomorrow and will take the Bundy there.
I had one at the last school I taught at, but it didn't have the nice tone of this one. Has anyone else been impressed with these Bundy II's? (The Selmer Company, USA, 1036XXX)