I finally landed on the right thread for our discussion. I have not played with any other instrument to compare them but they are very reasonably in tune with themselves. Especially my yamaha which I did play in octaves and a few triads to get some sense of how well tuned it is. I have not run into any stuck notes or failed notes even in two used horns — one suzuki and a melodyhorn which is now with a friend. One reason that I have another Suzuki MX on order is their stronger (SAXOPHONE) type of sound. I’ve just been playing on the Woodnote brand today and decided to keep it for it’s clear bright tone.