Yamaha YSL-671 Alto - Any Reviews, Insights, & Opinions?

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Yamaha YSL-671 Alto - Any Reviews, Insights, & Opinions?

Post by Neo Bri » Wed May 30, 2018 10:59 pm

Hey there,

I'm in the market for an alto. What do you folks know about the YSL-671, particularly with a valve? I'd love some first-hand knowledge.
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Re: Yamaha YSL-671 Alto - Any Reviews, Insights, & Opinions?

Post by elmsandr » Thu May 31, 2018 9:50 am

Does the 671 come with a valve as an option? I thought that was only the 871? Either way, I never played one with a valve. I had a 671 for a few years before I sold it to buy a valve. Shouldn't have sold it. Maybe not the truest alto sound in the world, but for doubling it was great. I could pick it up and be playing in tune in just a couple of minutes. Really similar blow to a small tenor, didn't feel too different from my large bore at the time, and didn't have any crazy tendencies that weren't already muscle memory. I used a 7C on it at the time, probably not a great choice, but it didn't make my face hurt coming from my large bore pieces.

FWIW, at the right price I would buy one tomorrow if it came to my attention.
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