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Author:  tomcat [ Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low D, low air

WD Sweet's Onyx is kind on the lungs. I've played several low D's and have found it to be the most favorable in this regard. It's conical and has a smaller windway than some. Its my personal favorite low D. Flute-like in its tone, which some prefer, others don't.

Author:  CornishFiddler [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Low D, low air

vonallentx wrote:
CornishFiddler wrote:
Sounds like you're in the same boat as me, there have been a few posts on the Kerry Optima on my thread on a good first low D for a not very experienced wind player viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105631 I considered the Optima too and think it looks great, but haven't bought yet as a few have commented on it being very sharp in the 2nd octave. As I'll be playing it in a band and recording (when I get confident enough!), this would be an issue for me.

I just checked out some YouTube clips of the Alba Low D. It sounds great and only costs 125 pounds. I'll consider that next if the Kerry Optima isn't ... I can't resist ... optimal.

I'm going for the Alba low D after lots of consideration and a small boost to my budget thanks to an early Christmas present, will let you know how I get on. It would be great to hear how you rate the Optima - I was on the verge of buying one but changed my mind at the last minute!

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