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tptLad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:22 am    Post subject: SAI Flugel??? Reply with quote

Hello,
Wondering if an SAI Musical flugel is worth my time and money. I saw on the horns forum someone had the SAI picc and said it wasn't terrible. Does anyone have the flugel and can prove that it isn't an actual piece of crap?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After viewing these videos, I wouldn't recommend being withing throwing distance of an instrument involving the letters SAI. (But I *would* recommend the videos themselves. Funny stuff from Trent Hamilton!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUz8hq62DY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Qr-gbzGLg
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Crazy Finn
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're made in India. A fair step down from a plastic flugel.

A college buddy bought the SAI piccolo on a lark. It's cheap chrome plating, not even silver or nickel. It would be stretch to say you could even play a scale on it, let alone figure out what key it actually was in.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In another thread, someone said they bought a $150 (Indian) flugelhorn on Amazon. When I checked the listing and clicked on the link to the vendor store, I discovered that the vendor mainly sells brass cremation urns!

I can't prove that the SAI flugel isn't an actual piece of crap, but I'll bet it makes a dandy ash receptacle.
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Robert P
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've consistently heard that instruments made in India are garbage, not comparable to budget horns made in China.
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