Somehow this is NOT your grandpa's Grafton.
Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?
I hope it comes in some other color than that....yikes!...
Hopefully the site will have some sound samples too...
I want one... no, TWO!
At last those Sax on the Webbers who claim that the material the body of the sax is made of has little effect on the tone will be able to test their hypothesis once and for all.
not unless they make the exact same sax in brass.Originally Posted by jbtsaxAt last those Sax on the Webbers who claim that the material the body of the sax is made of has little effect on the tone will be able to test their hypothesis once and for all.
It doesn't matter if it isn't made in brass. If it sounds like a sax, it sounds like a sax and the material didn't matter.Originally Posted by princeganonnot unless they make the exact same sax in brass.
So far, this is the oldest I've been.
Ooo Oooo Oooo tell me more I want more. O OH I have never had GAS before this could turn out bad
Returning to playing after a few years off (bad MC Accident)
Now that is a pool sax.. cool sax I mean.
At last not only singers but also sax players will be able to practice in the shower!
Also... ding/dentproof I guess?
Great concept in any case!
... can't wait... to weight the bari version.
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If I fit a Schraeder valve, bung up all the holes and attach a pump, can it be stretched to a tenor?
well, i don't see why it wouldn't sound like a sax. but seeing as people argue about the the sound difference of different types of metal/plating/lacquer that ALL sound like saxes, and create subtle if any differences, just because it sounds like a sax doesn't mean it would sound like the same sax had it been made of brass, (although i tend to think it would.)Originally Posted by Carl H.It doesn't matter if it isn't made in brass. If it sounds like a sax, it sounds like a sax and the material didn't matter.
that said, if it isn't noticibly different sounding than the average sax, then i don't see how different types of lacquer/metal and whatnot can really make a perceivable difference. i mean, if two types of metal make a noticble difference, than the difference between metal and polymer should be HUGE.
Well I know one sound that a plastic sax can make that is unique to the material.
The cracking sound that is made as the sax hits the floor !
Better stock up on superglue !!!
Your website needs to have the specifications and the detail chart viewable and enlargeable so that it is legible. In it's present state, it is not.
If this horn is a legitimate attempt at a good quality, playable horn, there will be much interest. Owning a Grafton (compliments of a good friend, Bob Amram), I can attest that there are real possibilities with a plastic bodied horn if the materials and design are sound (pardon the pun).
Thanks for all comments, Our goal is to help the new comer getting their hands on this instrument much easier with the cost, weight & standard fingering.
Website is still on host testing process , enlarged viewable will be completed soon.
I would just love to have a go on one of those, can you post some sound clips and more photos?
Well done indeed!
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Bass sax under $1,000...
Well, I guess that's five words if you write out the number. And maybe even six words if you add the adjective "lightweight". But you get the idea.
That would be awesome....
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I have to say, I'm intrigued and looking forward to checking out that completed website.
Looking at the picture further, it seems to me that there might be an undue amount of flexing in the long rod, unless the polymer is a very rigid compound. I look forward to getting my hands on one.
Where's the octave vent?
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