Re: Area Instrument Decision
Posted by Sax guy on 12/3/2017, 8:08 am, in reply to "Area Instrument Decision"
Yamaha 480 is a good horn. Any competent tech should be able to fix your octave key issues. My first suggestion would be to find the best sax tech in your area (ask around) and take it in. If it's just the octave key that should be relatively cheap, a full overhaul will be pretty expensive. |
Good luck finding a place to rent a pro horn. If the kid/family can swing it, most music stores are running sales right now and many of 0% financing deals.
Maybe see if you can pull some strings and borrow a pro horn? I don't have one, but if you post your location, maybe someone will help you out.
: I have a senior Tenor Sax student that has
: made it to area for the fourth time in a row
: but the past 3 times he has gotten closer
: and closer but not enough to make it to
: state. Our region tryouts were yesterday and
: he was far any away above everyone else. But
: at area, only the top spot goes to state. He
: did the area taping for jazz and out of 34
: tenors, he was 6th. Right now he is playing
: on a Yamaha 480 tenor, but lately we have
: been having octave key trouble. With that I
: am thinking of three options: take the
: instrument in for a complete overhaul
: repair, repair the instrument and purchase a
: new neck, or find a way to rent a
: professional tenor for the rest of the year.
: I really canít afford to purchase a
: professional tenor outright and neither can
: he right now. I am getting ready to purchase
: new instruments for the year and a
: professional tenor was not part of it.