The saxes have got better but wish someone would sample the Varitone Electric Saxophone......... The Varitone was essentially a saxophone with a built-in effects box and amplifier that could emulate the sounds of other instruments while playing along with the natural sound of the saxophone. This created a doubling effect that increased the complexity and richness of the sound.Sonny Stitt and Eddie harris the only ones to master it....bit of a BEAST? Think the Purists dismissed it...wet your appetite here............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxl3DbEhCQs