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  1. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    I've been practicing overtones a lot because I really want to be able to enter the Altissimo range. I recently moved up from a 3 to a 3+ (in between 3 and 3.5) in reed strength because I didn't want to make such a big change so fast, and now it's hard for me to hit the overtones I was able to...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all. I have been interested for quite some time in teaching myself to repair and service Saxes and recently bought a an old Silver Plated Kohlert VKS Tenor Sax which seemed to be an ideal choice to learn on as my local repairer said it would cost about twice as much to overhaul as it would...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, I am considering buying a sax. I would like to know if some lacquer wear might become a bigger problem in the future? Will the lacquer wear increase? Or will the areas with no lacquer become corroded? Please see attached photo. Thanks for your help
  4. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi, maybe this is something other sax players have encountered whilst learning to play so I thought I'd post. I'm a beginner learning since last September so about 7 months, before I began learning I didn't have a musical bone in my body and learning sax is my first instrument. I have a really...
  5. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey Guys , I need help trying to find a soprano saxophone for my classical saxophone quartet for under 1,000 dollars. any recommendations on a good horn to buy . Open to all responses. also a good classical Soprano sax setup would be fine to . Im also a college student . .
  6. Bb Soprano
    i have an LA sax soprano it’s over 15 years old now and needs some repairs. My guy said rough estimate will be around $100. I really want a pro soprano but was wondering how bad is my current one. can anyone Tell me anything good or bad about LA sax straight sopranos at all. I looked and...
  7. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    It seems there is a shift happening with my tonal perspective on my tenor saxophone. I feel my tone has lost some of its lushness. Could the sax body (pad issue, alignment issue, etc.) cause tone change? Or could it be my ears (early stage of Hyperacusis or Tinnitus)!? Although when my repairman...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    So I bought a YAS 61 alto sax in 1975, haven't played it for a very long time, took pictures to sell it and 2 key buttons are missing. How the heck does that happen? I should have it overhauled but prefer to discount to a new owner so they can overhaul. I am open to any comments or advice...
  9. Sopranino and Higher
    I've become interested in buying a sopranino sax, and want to purchase a Selmer clone. I know both Kessler and Allora have discontinued their sopraninos. The only sopranino I've heard much about is the R&H Sax Sopranino, the SNS-730L at http://www.raresaxs.com/, but that appears to be a yani...
  10. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    hi all i have a conn chuberry alto and looking to peak in to tenor land. what would you suggest to get from similarly vintage instruments? (that does not require a bank heist) im still a beginner, based in EU :)
  11. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, I'm looking for a little help on what to do with this saxophone I found among my father's things after he died. To my knowledge, he never played the sax, and neither do I. It's an Indiana by Martin. Serial number is 47762, which if I'm reading the internet right means it was made in...
  12. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    For the past couple of months, I've been playing a Selmer AS 100 sparingly (I play bari for all organized events), and have had mixed feelings about it. I really enjoy the lower register of the horn, but feel differently about the upper registers, and the resistance of the overall playing...
  13. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello. I have Conn New Wonder 1918 tenor and there are couple of dents, on the body mainly. if I fix these dents and dings will it harm the sound of this model? I'm not sure abouth thickness of the metal here. I heard it won't be necessary to fix dents from the outside since it's already...
  14. Reeds
    Hi there, I have bought a 10mFan Classic model mpc (7*) which I really like its ease of response and since its characteristic is focused sound I like to make it a bit more spread sounding. I tried changing ligatures (Selmer two screw to Francois Louise which helped but I found the tone was not...
  15. Martin
    Hi all you Martin lovers out there, those whom I already know and those whom I don't. I need some opinions on the value and reasonable price for a Silver Comm III tenor that is in really great shape with the engraving totally clear and only a bit of brass showing through above the octave key...
  16. Tenor mpc
    Hi, I'm looking for some help. I switched from alto to tenor about three years ago. I have about six years playing experience in total. To my great shame, I am still not able to get decent low notes out on tenor (couldn't really on alto either). I've tried everything, been through teachers and...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, first time posting. I'm looking to shift my Buescher Truetone Tenor, as I no longer play it. It's very old (approx. 100 years) but is in playing condition. It is a bit scruffy though. I'll be selling it in a hard case, with a selmer mouthpiece (will amend this post with the model and...
  18. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi guys I just stumbled upon a 1972/73 Mark VI on the second hand sites. I always wanted to own a MKVI or SBA as an alto. However as I know these nice horn don't go away for less than 5k here. The seller only wants 3.9k and as I read all the tipps for buying saxes on this forum I'm a bit...
  19. Eb Alto
    I have a Yamaha 480 alto. My objective was to get a relatively cheap but almost new to avoid the hassle, good build with good standards (computerized hole cut, and part dimensions, etc. which means being in tune, and with a decent action and ergonomic aspects). It's Chinese made which I don't...
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