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A Personal Favourite

Advantages: Good sound quality, suitable for people of all abilities.
Disadvantages: May be a bit big and heavy for young children.

An instrument that is frequently overlooked and classed as being a ‘child’s instrument’ is the recorder, with few people fully appreciating the marvellous instrument that it can be if played properly and well. Also, many people are ignorant, through no fa ...

HPark96 22.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Aulos 1739Y Brown 209 Treble Recorder

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Selmer Reference 36

Advantages: All the quality of a Selmer, fantastic deep rich sound, just like the Super Balanced Actions, only with improved keywork and intonation
Disadvantages: Quite expensive, and I find intonation is still slightly dodgey

...saving up enough money to buy myself a new tenor sax, I went and tried out all of the leading saxes, and the selmer reference 36 was my choice. The keys sit perfectly under the fingers, and the horn is a joy to play. Selmer have captured t ...

poooookie 13.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Selmer Tenor Saxophones

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Trevor James Artemis Saxophone (Alto)

Advantages: Cheap for a saxophone, decent sound, good, reliable manufacturer
Disadvantages: Some parts not that robust, need to shop around for best price

I was recommended the Trevor James Artemis Saxophone (Eb) by my music teacher when I began learning the saxophone about 7 months ago. It was recomended mainly due to price, and for the price I am pretty sure that there is not much better out there. I h ...

paulhanton 21.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Trevor James Horns Horn Eb

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Trevor James Blues

Advantages: easy to play. smooth, silky , sexy tone. low maintenance costs, looks classy and ages well
Disadvantages: was quite expensive to purchase

...ago, when my parents finally gave in to my incessant pleading for me to take up the sax, they purchased a brand new Trevor James Horn Alto sax. When they bought it home and I first laid my eyes on it, I had up until that day, never seen anythi ...

bubbles17m 07.11.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Trevor James Horns Horn Eb

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The last clarinet you'll ever need...

Advantages: Bright tone, looks nice, good case
Disadvantages: Doesn't come cheap...

...To say I was 'languishing' on my old Buffet E11 would probably be an understatement, and a year or so ago I decided it was time to move up to a professional model clarinet. The choice is overwhelming, and I would always recommend trying out new instrument ...

ianpay 12.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet

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