This is my second JP tenor mouthpiece. I bought it experiment with giving it a different facing.
I’ve had the AS/400 for going on 4 weeks now. Currently it’s all good. Everything is still sealing properly. Nothing is broken It was set up properly. The only thing that was wrong is the read that was sent with. It was absolutely horrible but that happens. What can you do The one thing that I would say brought this down from five stars to four is there was no swab included with the base model I feel like there should always be at least a swab included. However, for the price very good saxophone. it was clear to me that they take pride in setting up their instruments and making sure that they play well which is something you don’t see in saxophones of this price range as a beginner that really frustrated me that even saxophones two or $300 more expensive than this wouldn’t play properly out the box. It’s clear that Jean Paul has great quality control, and the warranty that they provide with their instruments is a real piece of mind to a beginner like me.
Saxo Alto USA
This new mouthpiece for alto sax, its focus is on the invention of the mouthpiece for tenor sax, a mouthpiece with the size of the alto saxophone neck (their dimensions are different) and this mouthpiece already existed in the 70s. They are called del Group C is a C4 or more specifically a C4. 0 or also called C40 or a 40C or 4.0C always group C and you have chosen THE MATERIAL OF ITS MANUFACTURING.
Esta novedad de boca para saxo alto, su enfocar invento está hacia el invento de boquilla para saxo tenor, peto con la dimensión del cuello de saxofon alto (sus dimensiones son diferentes) y que ya existía esta boquilla en los años 70. Se denominan del grupo C es un C4 o más concreto un C4. 0 ó también llamado C40 ó un 40C o 4.0C siempre grupo C y ha acertado EL MATERIAL DE SU FABRICACIÓN.
I have two tenor saxophones (Conn 10m and Jean Paul student tenor) and the Jean Paul (after I modified the octave key) is my go to tenor. I have ten tenor mouthpieces but the JP mouthpiece is the best for my JP sax. I aldo play a Yamaha YAS 62 alto (original) with a Selmer S190 mouthpiece. I doubted that a JP alto mouthpiece would be a step up since Jean Paul selects their mouthpieces to match the harmonics of their instruments, not to someone elses instruments, but for a half price sale I took a gamble and bought one my Yamaha on the hopes that the tone would at least be good. It's now my favorite alto mouthpiece. It has a a VERY beautiful tone and is even easier to play than my Selner S190. I ordered two more alto mouthpieces. One to share with a friend who also has a Yamaha YAS62 and one to experiment with refacing. I also ordered an extra tenor mouthpiece for the same reason.
If you have the JP alto or a Yamaha YAS 62, you can't go wrong with this mouthpiece.
I’ve had this instrument around 4 months now and it’s falling apart. Some screws easily come out and have been lost when I march and now my cork needs to be replaced. The octave key’s pad has had to been super glued back into place twice.
The instrument does play really well when you buy a new mouthpiece, I got the Yamaha 5C and it’s sounded amazing since. If it wasn’t currently falling apart I’d love it.
Fast shipping high quality
I purchased the AS 860 about two years ago when it first debuted. It was intended as a backup to my Selmer Paris Super Action 80 while it was getting a complete tare down overhaul. It was a great choice. Two years on it has had no issues, (only needing slight screw adjustments as the new pads settled in). The low register is outstanding, with a low B/Bb response as easy as blowing out a birthday candle. (Happy Anniversary Jean Paul.) My Selmer is gathering dust. I highly recommend the AS 860.
Great tenor, great customer service. There was a slight delay in delivering. But I was always informed ok the status of the order.
The flute looks, works and feels great!
My grandaughter is just starting band and was using her dads old flute and it broke, so i bought her this one and she loves it, it sounds amazing
I received my Alto Saxophone AS-400GP on Monday 10/30/2023 but the Octave Key does not work. I have left one voice message and called four times and I have not heard anything. I wrote up a Support email yesterday and nobody responded. Their Customer Service is lacking. I would appreciate it if the company gets in touch with me to resolve this issue
Solid intonation and slotting, excellent valves, comfortable weight, and it looks good, too. It has a slightly more "open" feel than a Bach 37 and has a bright sound that can be warmed with the right mouthpiece. A great big band / jazz horn. I own the lacquered model.
As an adult, first-time sax player, I wanted a quality horn, but didn't want to break the bank. So far, my TS-660 feels like the perfect choice. As the reviews all state, it played great right out of the box--give or take a few hundred squeaks and squawks due to my being a brand new player ;-). As I continue to practice and develop my embouchure, the tones coming out of the sax just get better and better. I fully expect this horn to last me for years to come. If and when I ever purchase a more expensive "professional" saxophone, it will be because I want to, not because I need to. The TS-660 is that good.
I have had the horn for 5 days, not the 14 as you indicated. The horn was not playable when it arrived. The octave key would not work at all and the spring was off center. The octave key was probably a 1/4 of an inch from reaching the top portion of the mechanism much less from making it work as it should. I have played the sax for over 65 years. I adjusted the octave key to make it work. My hands would not fit the keys So I will be returning the horn to you shortly..
I have no problems, it suits my needs, not gimmicky and not a toy
Much better than fake shammy cleaning kit that came with the sax. Very absorbent, easier to thread lead through instrument.
My 12yo son loves his new horn (purchased direct from JP), which fully works unlike his school issued one. He was able to play it with ease out of the box. He likes the spring action of the keys and the tone of the horn. Ran a leak light before playing and all checked out good! He uses the AS-4 mouthpiece exclusively. I just wish he would let me play it though, lol.
From initial online purchase to two week, post-purchase company followup, Jean Paul has provided a good product at an affordable price and have backed it up with great service - a rarity for many online purchases. The budget curved soprano lives up to it's advertised reputation. And it might be the easiest online warranty process I've ever encountered. Thanks!
I bought from Jean Paul because they are in the US and I thought they would have done a better job with QC before shipping, because of reviews on youtube. Octave key had to be adjusted, keys are sticky (a little oil helps), key corks fell off and had to be glued back on, mouth piece cork leaks from between neck and mouthpiece. A rep did get back with me, but it's more about the quality I expected to receive. I don't want to have to ship it back for repair, it should have been done before shipping. At this point I could have bought a cheaper one and repaired it myself.
I was using the swab that it came with and it got stuck
I needed to buy my daughter a pro-level alto for her to use in her high school concert band. Several of her friends were getting Yanagisawa horns in the $5000 range and that is what she was asking for. I started researching alternatives and I came across the Jean-Paul saxophones. I watched many review videos and I didn't see any negative reviews at all. I decided to go with Jean-Paul and I'm so glad I did! When the horn was ready to be shipped, I was thrilled to get a video of their tech showing us the horn and playing it and assuring us that it had been looked over and adjusted and was ready to go. When it arrived, we were blown away at how beautiful that AS-860 was! It plays wonderfully and I was so impressed that I soon after ordered a custom TS-860S for myself. I currently play a Selmer Mk VI and I fully expect that the Jean-Paul tenor will be my new go-to horn, and that is saying something!
Spectacular saxophone and customer service.
The great quality of the AS 400 saxophone is incredible. Its construction materials and finishes are wonderful. The customer service area provides complete support at all times and are very friendly and efficient to resolve any problem that may arise. I hope to buy some of your excellent products again very soon.
I haven’t played it much been busy but I love the sound
You may ask "What?!?!?! Is this guy for real? This is not a big name pro horn - and yet he says it is the "Best Tenor Saxophone Available Today!!" ?" YES!!!!
I have been playing the tenor saxophone for 35 years. I have play tested dozens of pro tenor saxophones (I used to work at a musical instrument shop), and I played on a Yamaha 62 for 3 years in high school and on a Selmer Super Action 80 for 27 years...and I was never fully satisfied with any of those saxophones even though they played great. I switched in 2021 to the Jean Paul 440 Tenor Sax - over two years ago now. And I LOVE IT!!
I play tested it again a few weeks ago against 4 top line, big name, pro tenor saxophones, and it played at the same level - if not better than - those saxophones.
Here is why I think it's better than a top-line, big name, pro tenor saxophone. I can play ANYTHING I want to on it - I can play mellow, low, slow and soft or higher, louder, and faster, and it responds exactly how I want it to. It feels great under my fingers and it is very free-blowing. I can get it to play brightly or darkly, depending on what I want. It is just as sturdy and well-built as any pro saxophone (if not more so). I have owned it for 2 plus years now, and I take really good care of it, and it plays just as well, if not better, then the first time I pulled it out of the case after it arrived in the mail. I plan on taking it to my service technician for its first general tune-up, and I am sure it will play even better then!
Here's the big catch....I purchased it when it was $500...today it is $900. Those other pro saxophones start at $3500-$4000 (if you get a good discount!!) and go clear up to $10,000+. Are they 4 to 10 times better than the Jean Paul 440. NO WAY! NOT EVEN CLOSE!! The Jean Paul 440 Tenor is the BEST TENOR SAXOPHONE AVAILABLE TODAY! It plays beautifully and with ease AND you don't have to sell a kidney or get a second mortgage to afford it!!
Thank you, Jean Paul!! I am and will be an advocate for Jean Paul saxophones for LIFE!!!
Musically Yours, Joe