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TM Custom tenor sax 
Downbeat May 2014 TM Custom saxophone review





WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW about TM Custom tenor sax:


~ CUSTOMIZATION - Not the typical out-of-the-box saxophone from the factory. 50+ customizations are done at Tenor Madness™ in Iowa, USA. Each saxophone is fully adjusted and thoroughly fine tuned before leaving Tenor Madness.

~ PERSONALIZATION - Further customizations are done right here at KB Saxophone Services in NYC to your personal liking. For example, spring tension, key heights, height of palm keys, etc, are done as per customers' request.

~ FLEXIBILITY - mix and match different finishes and neck combinations. This offers customers a wide range of sound to choose from. Each individual can fine tune the setup to a sound they most connect with. We invite you to come to KB Saxophone Services to try out which combo works for you.

~ FINISHES - TM Custom offers gold plate*, silver plate, matte finish, cognac dark lacquer, and unlacquered bare brass. All tenors are hand engraved in the USA. (*special order)








WHAT OUR ENDORSERS SAY about TM Custom tenor sax:


 




 




CRAIG HANDY

"They've taken the design of the Mark VI, they started there and went forward with it, so now what they have here with the TM horn, is something that has the best of a lot of possible worlds."


Craig Handy playing on the unlacquered TM Custom tenor

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Craig Handy - Endorser of TM Custom tenor sax



  
TM tenor sax - Antoine Roney









ANTOINE
RONEY

 
 


Antoine Roney playing on a gold plate TM Custom tenor

  







MATT PARKER
 
"They figured it out! That dynamic sound you would find in the vintage instruments."

"It allows you to dictate what you want out of the horn, in no way does it put you in a box, no limitation on this instrument at all."

Matt Parker playing on the unlacquered TM Custom tenor

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Matt Parker - Endorser of TM Custom tenor sax
 
See Matt in action with his TM Sax in "John Wick", a movie starring Keanu Reeves and Willem Dafoe coming out in summer 2014!

 



LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS of TM Custom tenor sax:
 
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Craig Handy

Antoine Roney

Matt Parker
 





WHAT KIM BOCK (KB Saxophone Services) says about TM Custom tenor sax:

        "They have the tonal flexibility of the great vintage horns yet a scale that lets you play perfectly in tune."

        "Modern, optimized keywork that enables you to execute your ideas with effortless ease."

       "Rich colorful sound, with unsurpassed ease to sub-tone low end, yet great projection in the whole range of the horn."

       "Depending on the neck and finishes combination, these horns can play like a modern horn or a vintage horn from different era or make (think Conn, Selmer SBA, Mark VI)."

       "The 50+ customizations that Randy Jones at Tenor Madness does out at his shop in Iowa, USA is what makes this horn so special and stand out compared to other new modern horns."











PRICING AND FINISHES of TM Custom tenor sax:













TM Dark Cognac

TM silver plate

TM matte finish
TM unlacquered


$ 4,250

$ 4,750

$ 4,250

$ 4,250


 
* TM Custom gold plate is available by special order.

Free shipping to the Continguous US - please read our Store Policy for further details.
 


  

NECK OPTIONS of TM Custom tenor sax:

Different combinations allow you to fine tune your sound on the TM Custom sax.

TM necks can also be purchased separately as replacement necks (for Selmer Mark VI tenors for instance). Come by our shop and we can help custom fit these necks onto your horn.

A few select models of Tino Schucht / Schucht Sax Technology SST tenor sax necks (as on Craig Handy's TM Custom sax) are available at KB Saxophone Services.




 



Tenor Madness tenor sax neck gold plated
Tenor Madness tenor sax neck copper gold plated
TM tenor sax neck - gold plated
$450

TM tenor sax neck - copper/gold plated
$450

 



Tenor Madness  tenor sax neck silver plated
Tenor Madness tenor sax neck nickel silver plated
TM tenor sax neck - silver plated
$450

TM tenor sax neck - nickel/silver plated
$450

 



Tenor Madness tenor sax neck matte finish
Tenor Madness tenor sax neck copper
TM tenor sax neck - matte finish
$400

TM tenor sax neck - copper
$400

 



Tenor Madness tenor sax neck copper dark lacquer
Tenor Madness tenor sax neck dark lacquer
TM tenor sax neck - copper/dark lacquer
$400

TM tenor sax neck - dark lacquer
$400

 



Tenor Madness tenor sax neck unlac


TM tenor sax neck - unlacquered
$400



 



 



 




TESTIMONIALS of TM Custom tenor sax:
 




"Wow what a screaming tenor! I've played a bunch of the horns from Taiwan and loved a few of them, but always found them to be lacking in terms of refinement. Many also don't have much "core" or character to the sound. This one has plenty. It just resonates in your hands. It speaks effortlessly up and down the horn - and, crucially, it thrives at all dynamic levels. Subtone for days! Knowing Randy Jones' repair and restoration work, I expected the horn to be well regulated, but even there the Custom went beyond - it's tight, and fast, an absolute joy to play.  Thanks!"
 
- Tom Moon, NYC
Tom Moon is an award-winning music journalist as well as a saxophonist.  He is the author of the NY Times bestseller "1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die".

 




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KB SAXOPHONE SERVICES carries the full line of TM Custom tenor saxophones at our NYC shop. We invite you to come and compare this horn to any tenor on the market today!
 
If you would like to place an order or have any questions, please contact us at 212-683-2985 or email us at info@kbsax.com
 




 





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