After playing my Jupiter for two weeks I noticed the following issues and put them down to, well playing the sax for two weeks .
- A (one ledger line above the stave) was VERY flat and was only in tune if you had a VERY tight embouchure.
- D (two ledger lines above the stave) same as above.
- Bottom notes were very hit and miss and I kept over blowing into higher octave.
- It was a BIG EFFORT to play
- To get the bottom C the angle I had to have my fingers at was very awkward to the point of being painful.
By chance I ended up going to have a look at a Yamaha 23 (having previously dismissed the 275 in the shop as being too expensive for what it was... and loved the Jupiter, though the Jupiter I bought was a little older to the one in the shop) and my playing was literally transformed!
- No really flat or sharp notes, an even scale
- Bottom notes perfect everytime
- No effort to play at all
- Keys not awkward
All from a sax that has got to be from the late 70's-early 80's.
It's in beautiful condition (better than the Jupiter!) and you'd never guess it wasn't a couple of months old with the condition.
I'm absolutely chuffed to bits and think I'll do fine with this sax .... now the question of buying some more music for my sax ... even though I've just spent more than my budget to buy this one