Re: Early Selmer Buescher
jim from the mitten and johnson from cheeseland,
my only reference for what i think is a "student quality" horn is the '73 mexi-conn alto i learned on, which quite frankly was a p.o.s. (yeah, i paid my dues). since then, i've owned two mk vi's, a vii, an sba tenor, and the love of my life, a conn 12m bari. currently i'm playing a '65 buffet super dynaction alto which is marvelous. apples to oranges, i'm guessing the addition of a clean '65 aristocrat alto would fill the 'back-up' horn slot, no? ($400!?!)
ps, jim- i (finally) sent my new wonder bari off to meridian winds in haslett, since my tech here in colorado just had his third heart surgery. very much looking forward to getting that humming again. any thoughts on pads? i was thinking metal reso's, perhaps noyeks.