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Barrington Model 301 Student Alto SaxophoneThe Barrington 301 Alto Saxophone incorporates the features found on the best student altos. The 301 is an easy-playing alto that produces a strong, well-intonated sound, remarkable for a saxophone at this price. With a sound that is rich, strong, and even, the Barrington alto sax is ideal for the advancing player or doubler on a budget. Features include professional styled keywork.Each Barrington instrument design has been painstakingly researched and play-tested by woodwind specialists to ensure the best playing instrument for the student at the best price for the parent. Quickly gaining favor with teachers as well, the Barrington line of instruments is developing a reputation for durability and excellent sound, and as an ideal alternative to renting.
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I decided I simply had to try one. There is a bewildering variety of Chinese Saxes out there, but I decided to go with one from an established vendor like WWBW. Its intended use is as a back up horn to my Selmer Mk 6, and as the principal horn for my 9th-grade son for use in his school jazz band
Make no mistake: this horn itself no lightweight. In fact it actually weighs more than a Selmer Mk 7?which is a very heavy alto! The Barrington is also nicely built and beautifully finished--as well as robust--with no rough edges to speak of. The action is rather high and quite stiff, but this is true of most instruments out of the box. A little tweaking by an experienced owner or any music shop tech can fix that.
I tried several aftermarket mouthpieces, and found the horn played best with a Selmer S-80 C*. (Incidentally, the neck cork seems to be oversized. The factory-provided mouthpiece fits fine?but anything else has to be forced on and liberal and repeated applications of cork grease are necessary. If a younger or female musician is going to be playing this horn with a non-factory mouthpiece, the cork should be turned down a bit, as it will otherwise be difficult for all but the strongest hands to adjust or remove the mouthpiece once it is on.)
The example I was sent is leak free (as tested with a leak light) and blows freely, from low Bb to high F#. The intonation is surprisingly good. Indeed, the upper and lower octaves are very much in tune with themselves--though not so much with each other, the lower being predictably a bit flat.
The tone it produces has nothing like the complexity of a professional horn?certainly not like my MK 6. Still, the timbre is acceptably pleasant, while the projection is downright excellent. This horn speaks forcefully with a clear (if over-focused) voice. Budding soloists will like the authoritative way it carries over the band.
Speaking as an experienced player?both classical and jazz--I find nothing to fault in this alto, especially factoring in the price. It could easily qualify as an intermediate-level instrument. Unless your student has very discerning ears, and a need (or desire) for a more nuanced tone, this instrument should do the job.
I have played on a Selmer Mark VI for my whole life, and was hesitant to change because of the price. Boy, was I wrong. This is the best saxophone I have ever played, or seen for that matter. It fell out of my truck going 50 mph and the tone was not affected one bit! What a buy!The ONLY downside is sometimes when I'm improving it makes funny noises, but thats probably just me.
We purchased the Barrington Saxophone a little over a year ago for our daughter to play in her school band. She sat first chair and the instrument produced a wonderful sound. We handed down the instrument the second year to our younger daughter who also sat first chair with the saxophone and it continued to produce an awesome sound and endured numerous trips on and off the school bus with my 4th grader. We recently purchased a second Barrington, same saxophone, accessories, etc since both students are now required to play in the band together. We have purchased various instruments from WWBW and recommend the org to our associates.
I am impressed with this saxophone. I am a clarinetist that wanted to learn to play sax for fun. I was looking for a cheap instrument to get by for awhile because I didn?t want to spend thousands of dollars on something that I would likely not get into fully. I found this sax online and thought it was a joke, since the list price was nearly one thousand dollars but it was on sale for two hundred. I bought my clarinet on this site a few years ago, a Buffet, and it was one of the best purchases that I have made. I knew Woodwind and Brasswind was reliable and customer friendly so I decided to give the Barrington a shot. Boy, am I glad I did! This thing plays great and I had my sax teacher who teaches me clarinet too, look at it and he plays professionally. He was so impressed he's even thinking about getting one. The mouthpiece included is great too. I got the steal of my lifetime!
I BOUGHT THIS SAX ABOUT A YEAR AGO BECAUSE I AM THE SAX PLAYER IN A TAMBORAZO ZACATECANO, OH MY GOD DOES IT SOUND PRETTY! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO PLAY THE SAXOPHONE, FROM BEGINNER TO PROFESSIONAL! SONGS SUCH AS "LA COCOCHA" WHICH ARE HARD NOTES TO HIT SOUND GREAT. GOOD PRODUCT.
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