The EX90 has everything you would expect from quality German engineering making it a joy to play with excellent tuning and a rich full bodied tone. It may take many years for some players to be limited by the capability of an entry level horn. Lower range give me some troubles, it must have leaks or I need to get used to it I am no pro-player The older EX’s are worth the purchase, not the newer ones. I own one of this “good old” EX90 tenor made in Germany which I’m really happy with. I don’t know if Randall blames the sound only or also the way it is built.
Thickness and alloy of Brass, what finish, resonators, any adjustable keys or rests? I didn’t try it yet, but from what I understood here and from what I have heard in the past the older EX90 are basically the SX90 without some of the extras. Are the new ones really that bad?? Actually it is not a Keilwerth. SX90 Keilwerth sx90 “What struck me immediately with this horn was the overall darker tonal colour compared to others that I had tried. I just handed it in for a check up and the technician offered me an early and used SX90 saying that it’s much better. I went back to the shop and the EX was sold. I believe it was the series III, unless it was an unsold series II sleeping in that shop for really long
Reply To Post by saxplaya81 posts 12 years ago Re: What it can buy you is a more precise action, better intonation, ease of blowing, more solid construction, better materials, and adjustment stability.
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From the choices you have listed, I really wouldn’t want to choose any of them personally except maybe the Borgbut I would probably give my nod to the Yamaha over the others.
The sax is 1. Tone with my Otto Link NY metal is excellent to my ear. I have long said that advertising is the practice of being deceitfull in a manner for which you can’t be held liable. I would include the horn you are thinking of as one of the newer ones. Randall I inquired with the seller and his sax belongs to the series III.
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I just don’t even put the new EX in the league of being a Keilwerth that is saxophoone my time. If it is an EX, Euros sounds like a bargain. I had a minor problem with a couple of sticky pads but other than that, really nice. More money does not necessarily give a better sound. Thickness and alloy of Brass, what finish, resonators, any adjustable keys or rests? If you are not so advanced I like to mention you that the EX Tenor I tried a couple of years ago in a store had the easiest sound emission among all the ones I tried.
I believe this must play a role in your choice too. I was thoroughly unimpressed and actually surprised at how bad comparatively the new EX is.
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I actually would be thrilled to tried it again now that I am more experienced. Reply To Post by johnsonfromwisconsin posts 12 years ago Re: I believe it was the series III, unless eaxophone was an unsold series II sleeping in that shop for really long I do not regret of my investment of Euros for this backup sax.
However, after 15 minutes or so, I was quite accustomed to the feel and was pleasantly surprised with what came out of the sax. If clearly unfavorably, the SX must be a bomb! SX90 Keilwerth sx90 “What struck me immediately with this horn was the overall darker tonal colour compared to others that I had tried.
The old EX’s are as you described- not the newer ones. I played one and I was very, very let down; having played older EX’s that were de facto SX models and made in the factory at Nauheim.
Dex, I understand your situation In that case, you’re comments address something that I did not say. The Keilwerth at euros 1. Overall, playing this saxophone was an enjoyable experience.
Actually it is not a Keilwerth. And by the way he also told me that even the new SX90 models are not made in Germany any more. Are the new ones really that bad??
Dexter How advanced are you? My instructor swears that the SX is the best sax money can buy right now.
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Your opinions are practically opposite. The EX90 has everything you would expect from quality German engineering making it a joy to play with excellent tuning and a rich full bodied tone.
If you want something with a little more character than a Yamaha 62 and more depth that the Yanagisawa then go for the EX