Cheapest Sax on Amazon VS My Professional Alto Saxophone
I think it's here okay now see what hahayou know this is Jay Metcalf here with another better sex video this week we'vegone over 30,000 subscribers here on the YouTube channel so hey thanks for allyour continued support if you're not already subscribed and now is a greattime to get yourself subscribed after last week's video comparing the fourgreat professional tenor saxophones I got a lot of people asking me to do acomparison between a cheap horn because you know a lot of people are wanting tobuy saxophone but they don't have thousands of dollars to get something ofa professional quality so I decided to put my money where my mouth is I boughtthis saxophone off of Amazon it costs .
Two hundred and seventy dollars it's thecheapest one available that is available both in North America and Europe so inthis video I'm going to first unbox this thing show you everything that comesinside the case then I'm gonna put the leak light down it and we're gonna checkand see how well the pads are sealing I'm gonna give a quick look over themechanism and how well it's built and then I'm gonna play test it and put itup against my yanagisawa A991 alto saxophone which is a professional hornand just about as good as it gets when it comes to alto saxophone we're gonnaopen her up just you know this was actually shipped in a box that was notthe actual delivery this on outside says .
Slade designed by USA what is designedby USA mean? the outside pocket here there's a top handleokay you can add backpack straps that will be on the inside I'm sure oh it'sgot these feet on the bottom swab comes with it over here you've got anotherswab this is like a neck and mouthpiece pumpkin is like a microfiber clothperfect one less thing to buy mouthpiece brush next strap it's got everything youneed you don't need to get a neck strap as well this is the gloves the glovesare come with every Chinese saxophone or instrument Wowwhy do we have gloves anybody from China who watches me please in the commentsbelow tell me why you guys have gloves .
With all your instruments like I wouldnever play a saxophone with gloves because I would think I would lose agrip on the keys and everything but maybe it's maybe I should try itthese are my these are the nicest gloves I've ever seen in the Chinese history Idon't like them polishing cloths this thing looks like it's some sort of muteof course you got some reeds and okay here are the backpack straps finally weget to the mouthpiece and it has a reed attached to it and a ligature a linkageis wow it was really on there tight it's like a copy of a Selmer C star designbut it's probably plays terrible but we'll try it out you know just to makesure I don't have much high hopes for .
Those reeds the neck this this comes intwo finishes there's one that's more like a reddish brass bronze sort ofcolor which is the one I got and then there's another one that's more of themwithout the red okay now the saxophone haha there you go you know what I mean it may be it's alittle bit it's a little bit maybe to read and went out maybe the other coloryou're good but it looks it has that kind of sort of a vintage vibe to itcheck out the key pearls the pearls are like this kind of cool psychedelic butif that doesn't bother me I'm sure .
They're not pearls I'm sure there'splastic all of the keys are wedged closed for shipping which is standardfor all new saxophones you wedge the keys close it keeps the seats on thepads first step is take out all of these wedges inside of this horn is this this is theimportant part the end plug I'm not a big fan okay everything you need to getstarted it's you know for 270 bucks if this thing plays well serious bargainlet's put the leak light down there and see no adjustment like that that I'mjust trying to make right there on the old Chinese x1 I would have alreadybroken the thing so overall after .
Putting the leak light down this to mysurprise I guess the horn seems to be sealing pretty well I'm gonna quicklyjust check the mechanisms and how see if there's play okay so I can't even hearthat that's the B key a little bit of play there he is alrightshe is okay F F sharp or okay D has a bit of play one more thing that's that'san issue for me on these Chinese horns in the past there's been the key corksit's the sort of thing that if within the first week you got keys key corksgoing off then you got the really like on these feet these feet here so I'mgonna just quickly with my fingernail see if that one comes off or anything noit seems to be on there reasonably well .
They this horn came with a lot ofaccessories but it one thing very important that it did not come with iscork grease no I've got my neck here I've got my mouthpiece I don't even haveany cork grease here in my studio so here's a quick and dirty trick if youdon't have cork grease saliva tastes like a Chinese factory Iwant to see of their own mouthpiece that came with the horn fits the mouthpieceactually plays okay not a great fit the neck into the neck ten minutes alreadysee like tight coming out to focus on that this is something you want to wipethat clean it might be dust on there also you got to be careful when youdon't get a good fit turning this tenon .
Inside the receiver over and over thatyou're not going to mess up this mechanism here you're gonna want to takea nice cloth and make sure you clean that and I clean out the receiver anylittle bit of dirt or dust in there is gonna affect how well this SEOs you canalso put some cork grease on there to help that go in smoother I'm gonnarecord the first notes this is straight out of the box no adjustments to thekeys or the pads and using the mouthpiece that comes with that I've gotmy ligature and my read on there okay that's surprisingly goodthat's almost shockingly good I mean this is their mouthpiece mouthpiece andI played I mean I played out altissimo B .
For 270 dollars it doesn't look half badeither okay I've got my eye moon alto saxophone bought on Amazon for $270 andmy professional yanagisawa alto saxophone the new version of this beingsold today goes for $4,500 I'm gonna play the same thing on both of them youlisten carefully with your headphones you're good speakers and let me know inthe comments below how they stack up for you so there you have itI think this sound difference is pretty clearhowever this saxophone costs like four thousand five hundred dollars new andthis one costs two hundred and seventy .
Dollars so you do the math you can get agreat sound out of this it plays over the whole range no problem it plays intune and with a good mouthpiece and Reed setup you know I can play this and youknow unless I played this one right after it you mean like yeah that soundspretty good this is something that just didn't exist a while back a totallylegit student instrument for two hundred and seventy dollars and that includes aplayable mouthpiece Reed's neck strap the cleaning supplies a case if you'relooking for a saxophone to get started with and you've got a budget of aroundthree hundred dollars I can recommend you go on Amazon you pick up one ofthese if you do decide to buy one of .
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