Well, first of all, the term "vintage" most likely means different things to different people. Nowadays, it seems to be mostly a selling gimmick; a buzz word. That being said, my own definition would be most of the horns built before around 1940, when the big band era really took off. My 1952 Revelation sounds to me like a modern horn. The 1930 Llewellyn is much more subtle. Both sound great, and both are easier to play in the higher register than the Bach. As far as the first slide saddle, I just don't miss it. I learned on the Getzen, which didn't have the saddle, so I just bend the notes into tune by habit.