Cranes Bb Tenor Saxophone

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There’s a lot of competition out there at the budget end of the sax market, and to survive these days, you’ve got to have an excellent product. This Bb Tenor from Cranes is not quite a revolution, but it’s certainly a revelation. Made like many in Vietnam, it offers incredible value for money. The pads give a clear "pop" rather than a dull thud, and the rocking table keys have an easy action and are well balanced. Like most of the current crop of horns coming out of the Far East factories, it is also fitted with that high F sharp key to facilitate an easier access to the higher register. It comes in gold lacquer finish and blows like a dream, but you’ll undoubtedly want to upgrade the generic mouthpiece to something a little more ‘playable’.