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The New Dr. Larry Ross Silverstream Has Arrived! (Available in limited quantities)

 

 

 

2016 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model 

 

 

 

Amati ASS62 Professional Soprano Saxophone

 

 

 

UPDATE! The 2015 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model has arrived!

New design, for faster key response - totally fluid!

Black lacquer and new engraving pattern

2015 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model

 

The New 2014 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Models have been shipped from The Saxophone Boutique!

Better Than It’s Supposed To Be

This design is an upgrade of the 2012 model, and it is now available to saxophonists!

Introducing the New 2013 Model

 

The New 2013 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model Tenor Saxophone

Today, many saxophonists are designing their own models, and here is my new entry, the 2013 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model! This horn will meet and exceed all basic pro application requirements, made of heavy yellow-brass with an underslung octave key; it is designed for the saxophonist to take the horn with him/her and perform at any venue, right out of the case. Each horn is made to order, one at a time, and hand engraved.

In conjunction, it is recommended that, for personal preferences, the horn should be taken to your local Selmer Authorized Dealer for a professional set-up, which will tailor the horn’s response to one’s individual preferences (saxophonists know that this is invaluable, because real saxophone techs can be ‘magical’; apparently, it is an acquired skill). However, you probably will not need or want to! 

Please take a moment to listen to the play-tests of this model, which will give you an idea of what this horn will sound like right out of the enclosed flight case (each file MP3 file is about 5MB. So it will take a while for it to download from the server):  

The new Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model offers an outstanding feature that is absent from the top big-box models, like the Selmer Paris 64 Series III Saxophone (List Price $7,655.00 - $9,410.00, no underslung octave key available), the Keilwerth SX90R Saxophone (List Price $7,390.00 - $8,203.00, no underslung octave key available). The famous King Super 20 features an underslung octave key, which the Yanagisawa T990 Series (List Price $6,950.00 - $9,760.00) has copied as well.

I started playing the tenor saxophone in 1967, on a glittering, new Conn silver satin finished horn (before that, I was an oboe and bassoon player in orchestras), and over the years, I have owned and played most of the top horns (e.g. the Selmer Mark VI, which I played exclusively from 1981 – 1985, the Selmer Paris Reference 36 Model 84, the Selmer Paris 64 Series III, the Keilwerth SX90R, the Buffet Crampon Super Dynaction, the Pierret Paris Super Artiste, the Kohlert Winnenden and 57’ models, the Yanagisawa T-5, and all of the handmade B&S Germany Chicago Jazz Series horns, to name a few). My evaluation of the strengths, and weaknesses, of these horns provided the rationale for my CAD (Computer-Aided Design) project that led to this horn’s configuration. (I took Drafting in 1966 with Mr. Socrates Papadopoulos, and designing with a computer is much easier than using a T-square, a drafting compass, and a protractor!)

Thus, the new 2013 Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model tenor saxophone represents the culmination of a process of experimentation, and discovery, over the last fifty years.

Introducing the

New 2012 Model!

The Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model Tenor Saxophone

 

Dr. Larry Ross Professional Model

 

 

The DLR Professional Model Tenor Saxophone

Today, many saxophonists are designing their own models, and here is my new entry, the DLR Professional Model! This horn will meet and exceed all basic pro application requirements, matched with the Otto Link 6* mouthpiece (John Coltrane settled on the Otto Link 6* after trying a bag full of mouthpieces; I started using this model in 1968 after going to a Pharaoh Saunders concert at my alma mater Case Western Reserve University. Lonnie Liston Smith and Clifford Jarvis played with Pharaoh, and it was awesome!!!