It simply sounded awful. Still doesnt compare to my Mark VI though. I do not regret of my investment of Euros for this backup sax. Looks like a good deal, although might be much harder to resell than a Keilwerth if I won’t be satisfied of the sound. It may take many years for some players to be limited by the capability of an entry level horn. What it can buy you is a more precise action, better intonation, ease of blowing, more solid construction, better materials, and adjustment stability.
Especially since it certainly was written by someone in marketing. Randall, I don’t know if this is truly made in Germany as stamped next to the serial number, however it sounds really good to me! 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. I went back to the shop and the EX was sold. My good friend and former Keilwerth apprentice, Stephan Boesken, was equally unimpressed with these horns. However, after 15 minutes or so, I was quite accustomed to the feel and was pleasantly surprised with what came out of the sax.
My good friend and former Keilwerth apprentice, Stephan Boesken, was equally unimpressed with these horns.
The parts are NOT all made by Keilwerth! Believe what you will The EX series is very similar to the SX in sacophone, feel and response, with a few cost-cutting measures. And by the way he also told me that even the new SX90 models are not made in Germany any more.
I would include the horn you are thinking of as one of the newer ones. I just don’t even put the new EX in the league of saxophne a Keilwerth that is worth my time.
I have the possibility to get an used Keilwerth EX in apparently great conditions that’s what I can tell from the pictures in Europe for about euros.
Are the new ones really that bad??
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The older EX’s are worth the purchase, not the newer ones. I was thoroughly unimpressed and actually surprised at how bad comparatively the new EX is. Hi, sorry for picking up this thread again, but I just posted a similar thread without seeing this one. 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.
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Rob, as far as I know, it should be a real JK Nauheim horn the good onesbut let me check with my bud there and see if any of the Series II horns were made by Amati. Thickness and alloy of Brass, what finish, resonators, any adjustable keys or rests? Some may never get to that point.
You can get can get a great sound from many a cheap horn. If clearly unfavorably, the SX must be a bomb! The latter I am aware is quite seried than just reasonable, there is somebody selling a jubilee 24K for euros which sounds rather low and I suspect a possible scam might try a C.
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I own one of this “good old” EX90 tenor made in Germany which I’m really happy with. More info on JK and other brands is at http: I never played a Borgani, perhaps it’s even more free-blowing, but I keep a very good memory of the EX I played for roughly 45 mins The old EX’s are as you described- not the newer ones.
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. Still doesnt compare to my Mark VI though. Lower range give me some troubles, it must have leaks or I need to get used to it I am no pro-player Also do they both have the rolled tone holes? I just handed it in for a check up and the technician offered me an early and keilwerthh SX90 saying that it’s much better.
The EX90 has everything you would expect from quality Juluis engineering making it a joy to play with excellent tuning and a rich full bodied tone.
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He never played the EX and as such is not able to say how closely or not they compare. I do not regret of my investment of Euros for this backup sax. Argh I wish I already had it If you want something with a little more character than a Yamaha 62 and more depth that the Yanagisawa then go for the EX Thanks to both of you guys.
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 seriew Nauheim. I actually would be thrilled to tried it again now that I am more experienced. I have never tried an SX series, I would be curious to know how it compares. I seriea long said that advertising is the practice of being deceitfull in a manner for which you can’t be held liable.
Overall, playing this saxophone was an enjoyable experience. You learn more than a few secrets when you work on the production end of things. It may take many years for some players to be limited by the capability of an entry level horn.
The Keilwerth at euros 1. This means that the horn you are speaking of Serise they are still doing what they were doing about 3 years ago holds true is not a true JK. I ended up getting a Yamaha which was cheaper and recommended by my teacher but I later regretted having still in mind the ease of blowing.
I am not concerned with things like adjustable palm rest, engravings or real mother of pearl keys, I am just willing to buy a great sounding and free-blowing sax with a warm tone in cooperation with my NY metal Ottolink! If it is an EX, Euros sounds like a bargain. Reply To Post by saxplaya81 posts 12 years ago Re: Dexter How advanced are you?