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  • #46276

    jak Swift
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    Have a blast at NAMM Johnny. These mpcs sound great. Look forward to further clips and info.
    Best…jak

    #46306
    jake
    jake
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    Man wish I were closer! I’d go for sure! Have a great time!!!

    #46389
    Kenn
    Kenn
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    For sure…It will be very interesting to hear what Johnny has to say about the new Guardala fiberrod MPs. Being as I just wasn’t ready to take the plunge for a metal Guardala on his last orders, I ended up getting a Wanne fiberrod MP. If only I knew Guardala was coming out with them in the Fat Boy as that was the one I was leaning towards if I had gone to metal. They shouldn’t be as pricey as metal but we’ll see.

    Kenn

    #46490
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
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    they will be quite a bit less than the metal ones for sure but not sure about the pricing yet.

    #46501
    Kenn
    Kenn
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    So Johnny…Did you have a great time? Did you get a chance to play the new MPs and if so, what did you think of them? Anything else new?

    Thanks,
    Kenn

    #48923

    jak Swift
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    Johnny hi man hope its all good. The fibrereeds sound great, and that’s something I never thought I’d say. ” its WOODWIND ” has always been my boring mantra. Anyhow, I digress. The alto mpc you are using on the TJ ? Pretty sure I saw Gerald Albright playing the same. If I’ve not been paying attention, my apologies… LOL !!
    What is it man ? I need a new alto mpc, and this sound concept is gnarly.
    Thanks, and have a. great day. Jak

    #48924

    jak Swift
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    That’s totally in the wrong place !! Ho hum

    #48994
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
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    the mp I played on the recent alto video is the new Fiber Carbon Studio Fatboy.
    You could have seen someone using it as far back as end of 2016 but not much before that cause that’s when they came out.
    The “Studio” design is Guardala’s and the “Fatboy design is Nadir’s. There has been a metal version of this for years but this is the new Fiber Carbon that I’ve been talking about and one of the main reasons I went to NAMM.
    Nadir handed me an 8* and I loved it right away….and glad too cause he stood right there in front of me and I would have hated to give him bad news! these FC mp’s aren’t quite as bright as their metal counterparts and they play very easy… I would say easier than metal, especially for newer players who aren’t so used to them.
    some alto players go for that smoother sound, like Paul Desmond or even the newer smooth jazz guys but not me. I like the louder and brighter rock and blues sound…listen to Edgar Winters studio recording of “Easy Street”…that’s what I like to sound like.

    #49035

    jak Swift
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    Johnny, thanks man, that’s a great answer and I appreciate you taking the time. Its a long tale that involves an accident I was in last year and waiting for compensation. I don’t have a tenor for the first time in many years. It will be rectified but not for a few months. I’m not over happy but I have the sweetest Martin alto that has to work for and with me right now. I really need to give the mpc some thought. I freakin love the Winter brothers, so again, many thanks and have a great day. Its all going to work out fine !! Best….jak

    #49040

    jak Swift
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    The Mindi Abair alto mpc was always an option; essentially for its sound. These FC Nadirs I think have the edge. Will keep you posted, but for now its alto only. I think its essential to be both grateful for what you have and to make it work. Any pointers as to funky alto players would be great. I’m with you on this Johnny. The Desmond sound \ style is beautiful, but not me. Its going to be an interesting few months. Of course I miss not having a tenorsax, but I can funk this alto up, no problem. Have a great day all. Best….jak

    #49046

    jak Swift
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    Man, this is great. I really suggest you all take a listen to ” Easy Street ” by the Edgar Winter group. I forgot what a storming alto player the guy is. His brother, Johnny is a blues legend. The thing for me is back to the fact I only have an alto right now. I’m trying to convince myself, I can make it work. Each day I take out the Bird omnibook, but who wants to hear me play Donna Lee ? Not me for one. No this is way cool. There is a great attitude to the vibe, and its obvious why you made this choice Johnny. Its frankly, the alto extension of your style. Thanks again for taking the time man. It couldn’t have come at a better time….jak

    #49058
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
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    when I was a young teenager just really starting to be a musician I was turned on to Johnny and Edgar. a lot of casual fans don’t realize Edgar is a really good sax player. he’s had so much success as a lead singer and keyboard player that the sax thing almost plays a back seat, but I’ve heard recordings of him when he was 16 or 17 blowing alto and it’s almost unbelievable how good he was. I used to have the recording but may have lost it cause I haven’t seen it around or else I would share it.

    When David lee Roth put out Easy Street on his solo Lp he got Edgar Winters to do the sax solo but they only arranged that version for half the length that Edgar had on his. so check that out too…he pretty much played his solo note for note on Roth’s recording too.

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