From: Benedikt Eppelsheim [email@example.com]
Monday, July 07, 2003 1:17 AM
To: Pete Hales
Sorry, I forgot...
Actually, I could suggest a couple of
pitches for soprano/sopranino
instruments: an Ab sopranino saxophpne
(i.e. a horn in approximately the
same range as the Ab sopranino
clarinet) and an A soprano. I've also had a
couple of people
request G soprano instruments.
I'm extemely happy to see that you're
introducing saxophones pitched in C.
Are there any possibilities
of re-introducing a C tenor or C soprano? I
think I could
introduce you to a market of about 100 for each! There's also
returning market for F instruments: the popularity and value of the
Conn F mezzo-soprano and Conn-O-Sax is extremely high.
Donīt forget: This
is no factory, but a small workshop of 2,5 people.
I cannot afford to make
a lot of tools for some saxophone specialties and then use them only
three times a year.
For the Tubaxes, this is
different, as with a few tricks I can take the same body and keywork parts
as for Eb, except for the straight tubes.
Since the C tenors and
sopranos still sell at about 500 to 1000 EUR, I think there cannot be much
Concerning Conn-O saxes,
this might be different.
Finally, thanks very much for pictures
of the bass. Beautifully redesigned
neck. Does this horn
have the same kind of keywork mechanism that you have
Corresponding to the body wrap, the keywork
is designed more conventionally, too.
there will be a lot of similarities in detail, i.e. in order to use
the same small parts.