– I musn’t say “Aquilasax” or it’ll be yet another topic with Aquilasax in the title….
Here’s a pic of it against my trusty old vintage Berg bronze. Problem is that someone is interested in buying the Berg, and I think I’ll let it go. Above all, I mustn’t mention that apart from the fact that the (Chinese) Aquilasax Metalpro alto mouthpiece not only plays amazingly well, and is a quality piece – but it does look very suspiciously like the Yanagisawa silver alto mouthpiece, which costs much (much..) more ! Naturally no-one can (or will) confirm it’s origins, and I don’t think for a second that those nice Chinese chaps would ‘borrow’ a design from the Japanese. I mean it’s not as tho’ there are any Chinese copies of Yanagisawa saxophones, are there ? Really ? Well, I never ! Who’d have thought it !!
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
It’s going to be great fun testing the Aquilasax C Metalpro when it arrives – if it has the standard ‘C’ internal chamber size for good intonation, but baffle and rails like the alto Metalpro for sound – it should be a very interesting combination indeed ! Thankfully I’ll still need to keep my weapons grade Lawton 8*BB for tenor use, but it may well be deposed on the C-Mel, if the Aquilasax C is as good as the alto one. But no pre-judgements, let’s just wait.