It’s Great! I was actually looking forward to hooking up with a Music Teacher near me and planning to start lessons in January, 2023! Unfortunately, my Cardiologist cautioned me that this is not in my best interest, given my heart condition and long-term prognosis. I’m disappointed to say the least but He is my physician and unfortunately, this aspiration is no longer within my reach…
It gets it's "brighter" tone from actually being a clearer tone. I was afraid that brighter might mean harsher but it has a beautiful clear tone. The only downside is that the bore is still bigger than standard mouthpieces but it is much closer than the TS-4 so I can still use it on the same neck my Rousseau mouthpiece fits. The TS-4 goes on. A second neck.
Excellent horn. The intonation is excellent, the horn is free blowing and allows for great projection. I love the black keys(as860 anniversary edition)and engraving. When I’m on stage performing I have confidence that this horn will perform at the highest level.
I received my soprano sax 3 weeks ago. It looks amazing, it feels good and very solid and it sounds fantastic!! I used to play a straight Selmer Mark VI 25 years ago, but so far I'm loving this one even more.
The Pro Sax is built very well from what I can see so far. Its solid, the pinky and side keys are tapered for easy finger access and the case for the sax fits and is tight (sax does not shake around in the case.)
From a playability perspective, the horn is free blowing although it does not seem to adhere to some of the standard attissimo fingerings for Tenor sax (specifically the high G and G# are driving me crazy trying to find and hit right now based on the provided mouthpiece and a 2.25 synthetic reed).
I'm not a pro player but have been playing for 4 years now so I rate this horn with very high marks for the build quality and price.
Great value for a well built horn!
I bought the tenor and alto saxophone mouthpiece along with the ligatures they both work fine. The the new ligature hold the reeds very tight. I like them both I’m transitioning to playing the tenor from alto. I’m just in the middle trying to make up my mind. I really like both of my Jean Paul horns.
I like the ligature it fits much better than the others keeping the reed tight. The combo of the new mouth piece works well. Very pleased with it.
The Horn is exceptional and the customer service is exemplary!
I have spent very little time with my new Jean Paul TR-430 trumpet, but I can say that it looks, sounds, and operates very nicely. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing and this trumpet at this price point rose to the top. I am 66 years old and have not played the trumpet for 53 years, but am going to give it a serious effort. For those of you whom haven't played in a long time but are thinking of picking it up, I seem to be picking it up much more rapidly than I expected, with the ability to play simple songs with decent tone after only 1-2 hours of practice.
I haven’t played an alto since I was in my teens.I owned a Martin at that time Many considered that to be a better horn than a Selmer This student Jean Paul literally blows the others in the weeds. I can only imagine what the pro model is like.Regardless of cost, this is an outstanding instrument. I am looking forward to trying the new pro Tenor
Recently I had a chance to play a Selmer sa80 tenor sax. I compared it to the JP TS 400 the Jp was must stronger. And felt strong when holding it. The mouth piece is really different. Nice air flow that really helps.
Very nice Instrument. Excellent price. I'm well pleased with the people and product from JP.
i'm very pleased with my new sax. it's great now if i could only play better.
The Alto As 400 is the most Amazing Alto Saxophone with Such a Rich Beautiful in Tune Sound. Just ask Jean Paul for my Phone Number and I will gladly rave about it to You. It's my way of saying Thank So Much to Jean Paul. I just can't stop playing it. Love it Love it Love it.
Student Alto Saxophone