Sax on the Web Forum Archive / Alto Saxophone / what tree?

plh..
User ID: 0860834
Mar 22nd 11:10 AM
What tree is it what it's under the mouthpiece(I dont know what is it in english=D)???silly question, but i just want to know.
Hyvää kevään jatkoa..!
Rollen
User ID: 9865253
Mar 22nd 12:13 PM
Check here;

http://www.marca-france.com/roseau.htm
lownote
User ID: 3703074
Mar 22nd 5:10 PM
Or maybe plh is referring to what tree the cork comes from....mmm
mark m
User ID: 8973393
Mar 22nd 6:41 PM
Yes I think "Cork" is a probable answer to the question:)
mark m
User ID: 8973393
Mar 22nd 6:42 PM
nice interpretation, low note!
Lowell
User ID: 9259363
Mar 30th 10:49 PM
The reed sits on the bottom of the mouthpiece ( the "under" side ) and it is made frome cane. Cane is a miniature species of bamboo and is actually a grass rather than a type of wood. Cork is actually the bark of the cork tree.
jazzredcat
User ID: 7810373
Apr 6th 11:53 AM
In those immortal words of Johnny Carson:
"I..didn't know that."
Ed McMahon
User ID: 9767833
Apr 11th 1:02 PM
Haw haw haw...you are correct sir!