In 1965, H & A, Selmer Inc. began to develop one of the most radical concepts ever, and electric saxophone. The company called Electro-Voice assisted them in making the electric Saxophone. The Saxophone was meant to have a built-in means of improving it. Through conversations with players and heavy development on their part they produced a radical instrument.
The controls on the
Saxophone included three knobs and four tab switches similar to the
function of organ tabs. Rotating knobs adjusted volume, echo and
loudness of the sub-octave. One of the switches turned on and off
while the other three controlled tone quality.