The Forestone jazz neck is a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade. The neck has a slight resistance which makes the sound rounder and fuller. The Jazz style helps to enhance articulation and greater ease of playing whilst maintaining great intonation throughout the horn.
The saxophone neck affects everything about the saxophones performance; tone, response and intonation. The Super Jazz neck, shaped much like the Mark VI neck, will give you a fat sound with some edge to it without sacrificing a solid, focused center. Please contact us before ordering to see if the P.Mauriat neck will fit your sax.
Enhance your Selmer alto with a copper crook. Copper gives a big, loud, direct and focused sound, but does not lose any richness. It makes the tone more resonant and creates better clarity and projection. Also, it adds increased tonal and dynamic control.
"The idea is that it offers an alternative to those players who might struggle with the larger bore of the G1 neck, that is supplied with the YAS82Z and YAS875EX. Less experienced players often struggle with the pitching, particularly at the high end of the scale when playing a G1 (even though it has a lovely open sound) so Yamaha have designed a compromise neck that isn't quite as open as the G1…
More open so less resistant allowing more air to flow through the sax. More resonant and more responsive. Basically, a bit more of everything you want! ......and we know it's not supposed to matter but it comes with some exquisite hand engraving!
"I tried fitting this crook to a Yani 991 and found that this crook gave a more internalised and brighter tone than the standard Yani brass crook. Particularly around the mid-register, the tone was more focussed in middle frequencies, giving a very 'upfront' response. In terms of fitting these crooks on other saxes, I found that they slot nicely on to the Yamaha 62 and Custom models, but I found t…
"I found this crook to be fairly similar to the 64 in tone. Perhaps a tad more edge and hardness overall, and I don't think it was quite as open as the 65. A good choice if you want to cut through! In terms of fitting these crooks on other saxes, I found that they slot nicely on to the Yamaha 62 and Custom models, but I found them to be very loose on all Selmer and Keilwerth saxophones"
If there is one criticism that's occassionally made about the Yani A901 it's that the tone is a little lightweight. Well, here's the solution - put a bronze crook on it. Tested here by our own Jim Cheek he described it as warmer with a more breathy vintage tone.
This solid silver crook reduces resistance when you blow and really opens the sound up. Its as if the air flows more smoothly over the silver. I tried it on my Guardala and the improvement was instantaneous and dramatic. For the same amount of effort so much more sound comes out of the sax.