The geometry of the saxophone tube is undoubtedly the crucial parameter for determining the sound of an instrument. We at Rampone & Cazzani have had ample opportunity to study and carefully analyze a large number of the best saxophones ever made. The conclusions that we have reached are based on our analyses and we study to this day … the past fuels the present and gives birth to the future.
Our studies have led us to the conclusion that a wide bore saxophone, enhances depth as well as warmth of sound. It is these characteristics which have led players to compare our horns with the Great Vintage Saxes of the past. Our “sound” distinguishes our horns from everything that is being produced elsewhere today.
The freedom to choose
We have allowed our emotions to mingle with experimental rigor … the result has been a freedom and the achievement of a harmonic unity.
In order to pursue our sonic ideal we have developed a number of operations which we believe make achievement of our goals more possible. The wooden mallet is used liberally to “work” the metal. It is then pulled over steel forms followed by an annealing process.
Our choice of metals whether Brass, Bronze, Copper or Solid Sterling Silver encourages a luxurious vibration and as much sonic freedom as possible.
The choice of metal is up to the player. His/her taste must dictate which in the palette of tonal colors is preferred.
The Eternal Search for Beauty
Those who choose for a Rampone & Cazzani Saxophone have chosen for a modern instrument grounded in the richness of history; an example ofItalian craftsmanship reflecting the place and emotions of the people who have labored to present it to you.
Our attempt is to create as many tonal identities as possible and we hope that one of these can create an ideal symbiosis between you, the artist, and the saxophone on which you perform. In this way “Rampone Voice” we hope to stimulate creativity and artistry in the musician.
Italian creativity combined with the tireless and timeless Search for Beauty!