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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 :)
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello! I've been researching for weeks and months now over this decision to purchase a new Alto Saxophone. I know that there is tremendous value in purchasing a vintage or used horn, but for personal reasons and my situation this is not an option for me. I played Alto all throughout schooling...
  16. Baritone mpc
    Hello there! I am a young aspiring musician currently playing for my high school. I play in several different ensembles, including concert, jazz, marching, etc. I was hoping I could get some advice from the more experienced sax players out there on a question I had... What's a good mouthpiece...
  17. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    If you read: [Headline with at least one obvious spelling mistake] It means: I am dickslecksick, wait, dyslequsic, no, dizleczic, hm, dyslequesique? and, as of yet, have not discovered the miracle of spell check. If you read: For sale is a [year, brand, kind] saxophone. It means: This is not...
  18. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, I just saw this horn at a shop in Montreal. It seems to be a Conn New Wonder (series i) based on the serial number (136xxx). The G# is of a series ii but I believe it is a series i. The instrument is in gold color but the keys are nickle, meaning that this instrument was completely...
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey everyone, Just getting into sax and I started off on tenors because I prefer the tonal range.. I play a few other instruments and didn't find it too tricky to get the hang of; producing decent tone and learning some scales etc.. I rented a secondhand Yamaha YTS-26 (or very similar/older...
  20. Eb Alto
    Hello! This is a pressing issue since I'm in a school band and need to figure it out pronto! I started playing saxophone a little over a year ago and have been pretty good at it. My embouchure still needs work but it's decent, and I rarely squeak on notes. But recently, I started playing a new...
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