8335S versus 8335RGS

Discussion in 'Horns' started by BudBix, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. BudBix

    BudBix Pianissimo User

    Sep 25, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Anybody have experience playing these 2 models? I know the RGS has the reverse pipe and goldbrass bell. I'm wondering what the actual differences are in sound, intonation, and reponse between the standard Xeno and the RGS.

  2. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 27, 2003
    I prefer the RGS almost solely because it's a little more open blowing and not as stiff in slotting. They're both very focused sounding. The RGM (matte) has a little less edge than the RGS. I haven't tried a matte 8335.

    Tonally, they're all very, very close, with the S being ever so slightly more focused. They're so close that you'll have a hard time hearing the difference from behind the horn.

    Like I said, I prefer the feel of the RGS, but someone coming from a Bach 180-37 might prefer the S.


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