Barone gets compared to Mariaut and Cannonball a lot.
I've played both a Cannonball Stone Series bari (three of them) and a Le Bravo Mariaut bari (which I'm told are just like the pro models except for the type of metal used).
There were lots of notable differences. Most obvious, though was the keywork.
The Cannonball bari's keywork was very comfortable and effortless to me. The Le Bravo, while preferable in some other areas (a subject for another time), had obviously different keywork. I found the left hand pinky tray to be in an awkward position... my pinky palm area kept hitting it accidentally, which is a problem I've never had before. And the left hand palm keys were too high. Also, the keys felt much straighter along the body... I felt like I had to stick my elbows out to get my fingers in the right position.
Now, none of this is meant to be a knock on Mariaut. What didn't fit my hands very well might be perfect for someone else. But it made me wonder what the Barone keywork feels like.
Can anyone compare it to either of those models, or any other model? I've felt comfortable on the Selmer ans Yanis I've tried, too (though the Cannonball in particular had great ergos). The Mariaut in particular was different.
What about the Barone?