LOL Brother Cavefish !! Thats kinda coming back to me now….yup…I’m just a Joe Schmoe saxman !!
Dinky little horn Jeff…somebody once bought me one that size with a clockface set in the bell. Absolutely useless….LOL !!
Jeff, your one liners are great. I remember the ” hi jak ” plane comment well…☺ !! Yeah, nice gift, useless clock…so small !!
Over the years, I’ve been gifted various shirts, mugs, the sax clock. I did have an old zippo. It had a tenorsax engraved on it. Not the best job, but pretty funky. Don’t know what happened to any of this stuff …😇 !!
Today, I tidied my ” music room “. The drum kit is sold thankfully. Yours truly has been asked to look after it until the studio extension is done. I only mention as I tidied a stack of sheets, dots, books, and went to buy a decent music stand. Pretty much like Johnny’s. The store was shut …ho him. Let’s see if anybody has loaded any new tunes.
I am considering a laptop. I need to fnd a way of getting these backing tracks off of the pad , and I guess onto an I pod \ Bluetooth \ amp setup. That’s were the next cash is going…
This is my main tenor, it’s a Viking M58SNS, Rich Maraday was designing and importing sax’s from Taiwan, this model is solid nickel silver (brushed) – neck, body, bell with black nickel silver plated brass keyword. Modern action, very free blowing, brighter than the brass M58 (I have an unlacquered M58 tenor as well) but not brittle sounding. Rich only had one of these made, unfortunately he closed up shop before bringing this model to production. How does it compare, big like a king, plays wonderful. I typically play high baffle mouthpieces and they work well with this sax.
Very nice looking, i would be more interested in hearing its sound.
Some sax’s have a distinct sound that has nothing to do with the player,
fortunately the majority of people are incapable of hearing timbral
differences and think otherwise.