5 years ago#1
Terri
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Hi,

I have been looking for a good alto sax, and have an opportunity to purchase an Evette Buffet Crampon. Can anyone tell me anything about them?

thanks!

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5 years ago#2
jos
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it is said to be student horn, should not therefore be too expensive

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4 years ago#3
Scot
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I have a used Evette Buffet Crampon I am selling for $300 on Kijiji. Its pretty solid and yes it is a student instrument, its good for a starter horn because it is so cheaply priced, not cheaply made. If you dont have the option of renting or you feel it would be cheaper to buy a horn this is a good name to consider.
I would only sell this horn locally and not outside of Canada or Ontario, so that should add some credibility to what I am saying. I am not trying to sell you this horn.
I am saying because of this horn I am still very interested in persuing Sax and not put off in any way from further learning. I have had a tremendous time learning on this instrument. This is what makes a good instrument a good instrument and value. I got lucky when I bought this I didnt know anything about anything as far as sax. It was just there when I went in to buy it. I feel I should move to another sax, not knowing if I will regret the change or not in the long run but moving along. IMHO

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4 years ago#4
burgoynesax
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I know a former rep for the newest Buffet saxes and even the student horns are remarkable. They play like a million bucks and the scale is in great tune. If you get a good deal, BUY IT!

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4 years ago#5
wingchung89
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Good for learning, but if you want to progress gradually and professionally, you need a proper horn and not one that is Made in China. I would always stress and suggest Yamaha YAS-23 horns. Amazing horns for great value.

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4 years ago#6
Evette Buffet Crampon ...
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My neighbor is interested in buying a good used alto sax for her son in elementary school. He has already tried many different instruments but has decided he wants to learn alto sax. She is very busy because she is a single mom so I'm a neighbor trying to help her find a good used alto sax.

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4 years ago#7
abc
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yamaha's are made in china...

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4 years ago#8
Hmpf
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China - a beautiful country, indeed!

What kind of car to YOU drive? Where was it made?
Where is all of your "China" in the china cabinet made?

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4 years ago#9
Ken
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No cars are made in China and Buffet Crampons are ****. A proud company from the mid-1800s now makes cheap saxophones in China. Typical.

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4 years ago#10
Sher
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FYI the new Yahmahas say "made in Indonesia"

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4 years ago#11
Nobby
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NO CARS ARE MADE IN CHINA???? They make their own GEELY there but they now also make VOLVOs which they now own and which are definately not ****.

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4 years ago#12
Thorbjørn Simmelhag
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Yes, and Evette Buffet Crampon is france.

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4 years ago#13
Stevoreeno
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You asked if the Evette is a good buy. Well, if you buy one, you can say "good bye" to your money.

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3 years ago#14
madie
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i have one it is very good the only thing is the reeds try and find the one that you find easyest to play with.
mine was handed down to me by my grandad

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3 years ago#15
rkallal
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Do you have any suggestions on the tenor saxes of this brand. I have the option to buy a used one. I'm not planning any kind of pro playing, just Big10 marching/concert bands right now

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3 years ago#16
ze
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yamaha's are made in japan...

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3 years ago#17
Average Joe
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Not all of them any longer. They have started outsourcing to Taiwan and China for some of their models to name but two sources.

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2 years ago#18
bob
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I have one theyre good ill give it you for £250.00

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2 years ago#19
sax man_62
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no the new one are made in China and the quality is not the dame

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9 months ago#20
Soda
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My Everette is made in W Germany, So it's got to be at least 20 years old - Sounds great by the way.

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2 months ago#21
Sam
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Evette buffet crampon is a good sounding horn. Very good value for money. Don't let anyone put you off test it and if it suits you then make your decision. Different sounds for different people.

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2 months ago#22
Average Joe
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I'm not sure why a 4 year old thread was suddenly resurrected, however it must be said that the Evette line had MANY different makes and models throughout the years of production. Some were decent, others of indifferent quality. This is most decidedly NOT an apples to apples comparison situation.

To make a blanket statement that they are all worthy, not even properly taking into account the condition of the specific example being asked about here as well, is reckless at best.

You may well have a good player, or a piece of junk. More information was DEFINITELY required for a proper assessment.

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