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  1. Barone
    Just took delivery of a Barone Vintage Alto in Satin Lacquer about a week ago. (Background- I teach public school band during the day and play sax semi-profesionally with 3 groups in the Chicago area when not paying with my kids) I have primarily played on a 1960 Mark VI alto (serial 88,XXX) for...
  2. Eb Alto
    Anyone know what year this sax was made and how much they go for in excellent condition? Any history would be greatly appreciated. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181062099591&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123 Thanks, Bill
  3. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi, Anyone knows any difference between this 3 tenor saxophones or even the alto saxophone with the same series? How much will a cost for a used instrument? I did saw a few here and on ebay, and ask them about the instruments. But i don't know which model to get? thanks
  4. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hey there guys, My whole life I've been a saxophone lover and now I decided to buy one and learn to play it. :) I'm not very keen to buy a student or beginner sax, as I would like to stick with my first saxophone for a very long period of time, not to mention that I want to achieve the true...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    I recently bought an Orpheo Student Saxophone form Music Discount Warehouse at their retail store. I like the tone and sound of it a lot and even had a friend of mine, Scott Kurtzweil of Niles give it a play and he thought it was a very nice Saxophone. Not the surprise finding is that it...
  6. Jazz and Improvisation
    Every year my teacher holds a transcription recital in the spring for his students (mostly high schoolers) to perform transcriptions they've been working on, and this year I want to do transcribe a modern alto player on rhythm changes. I haven't really find one that fits what I'm looking for...
  7. Construction
    SML Rev B & D comparison Recently I acquired a second SML alto, a 'Revision B' as it's known. It's the older brother/sister to my beloved 'Revision D' and after extensive cleaning (it was black mostly and splattered with superglue) I thought I'd take some photos showing the pair side by side...
  8. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I have read much controversy about this, just looking for more opinions. I've always liked the sound and feel of metals on tenor and Bari, and I have geard some very good tones on metal prices. Thoughts?
  9. Alto mpc
    I have stumbled upon a selmer metal mouthpiece at my local sax shop. It is used, but seems to be in good condition. I have played on metal pieces before (tenor and Bari), but not on alto. I hac found that there is quite a bit of controversy over a metal alto piece, but for Arguments sake, I'm...
  10. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Which one do you prefer, and why? What are the differences between the two? Are they good quality? I play alto. Thanks. :)
  11. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Which is better, the S80 C* of the Soloist C* and why? What are the differences? I play alto. Thanks.
  12. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Looking to upgrade to a better saxophone. What are your reviews on these two? They are close to the same price, about $100-$150 apart. I'm going into high school and am looking for a well-made, durable alto sax with great tone/tuning. I believe the Yamaha is a high-end semi-pro and the Buffet is...
  13. Borgani
    Please help someone.. To me offered a new saxophone(Borgani 135 Alto 24k Polished Gold). It is the same horn Anna Brooks plays>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J9EbKUrnns As you think it isn't worse than Selmer 54 ref.? It looks gorgeous! Whether is it sounds as well as looks?. Your help and...
  14. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    I recently bought a pre-owned alto saxophone. It was spray painted, and I have managed to scrape away the layers on some parts. I have discovered a name on the side of the bell: Palmer. Under the logo (if I can call it that) there is another line: Designed by American Technicians. Do you guys...
  15. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    I have been directly informed by Ryan Chaing who is the sales director at TK Melody and the Owner Ian Chaing at the Taiwan offices that if anyone is interested in purchasing a brand new TK MELODY saxophone they can contact the office directly. http://www.sbv.com.tw As a huge fan and as a favor...
  16. General Discussion
    Going by what I can see of the LH pinky table and the bell brace it could be? The neck is all wrong so is the pearls and also the sling-ring is at a sensible position (not up near the side Bb) and the bell key guard is a Selmer-style one-piece rather than the usual SML two-piece. Not my photos...
  17. Alto mpc
    I just ordered one from the recommendations of my teacher and I would like some opinions on them Is it more on the darker side? Is it reed friendly? If its not, which reeds worked well for you? How is resistance? I'm playing a link atm and too free blowing feels odd to me Also, does it come...
  18. Yanagisawa
    I am considering selling my Yanigasawa A9932Z Saxophone, nicknamed the Pete King model. It does have the gold-plating on the inside of the bell. I have no idea how much it would be worth now - could anyone help me out please? Thank you!
  19. Alto mpc
    Is it similar to an STM link? I've been looking for a open chamber, low baffle metal piece for alto The reason I am saying metal is because I am comfortable with the way it feels especially with the new emboucher my teacher made me use (I'm glad he did!), hard rubber feels awakward for me now...
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