I recently obtained a Martin Committee III tenor that I really like. It has a full, lush tone and can really project. However, I note a distinctive fuzziness in the sound from D2 to A2. D2 is a bad note on all saxes and I do have the typical slight enhanced resistance on this note. What is unusual is the fuzziness on all the notes from D2 to A2. The horn was recently overhauled and I had it checked again for leaks a few weeks ago. I was having an issue with the octave key where if I were playing notes that engage the body tube octave pip the octave pip on the neck slightly opened. The tech fixed it and it improved. I notice that for A2 if I manually raise the octave level on the neck more the fuzziness improves but that does not explain the fuzziness on the notes where only the body tube octave pip is opened. It sounds like there is a little bit of spit but if I suck all the spit out it is still there. Even my wife noticed it and she claims she does not have a good ear and all my saxes sound the same. I do not have the issue on my 10M. Suggestions? I know the octave mechanism on The Martin tenor is a bit of a pain and Matt Stohrer details in his online overview how it is hard to get the spring tensions correct. Perhaps that is the issue and there is a subtle leak at one of the pips? The other issue I can think of that Matt mentions is a leak at the neck tenon which can be a problem for Martins.