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  1. Alto mpc
    Hi all, I am back with another video review! This is the D'Addario Reserve in the D155 facing, another classically oriented mouthpiece. This was released last summer and has slowly been getting traction throughout the year. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV0vrY7XXzs Yanigasawa's...
  2. Oleg Products, Inc.
    We Tried an Interesting Experiment. We took the power and projection of the Maestro Tenor Mouthpiece, reduced the size proportionately and created the Maestro Alto Hard Rubber mouthpiece. The result, due to the characteristic double-stepped baffle, was an extra sensitivity to the embouchure...
  3. Oleg Products, Inc.
    Wow! Like a "Meyer Mouthpiece on Steroids". - Mate Carich Our Contempo alto and tenor metal mouthpieces just got a new hard rubber version. Our design mantra has always been: lightning response, free blowing, powerful projection, pitch stability, tonal flexibility, evenness and ease of...
  4. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I've been looking into getting a new mouthpiece for my alto as of late; more specifically, a Vandoren V16. I play on Vandoren Java Greens/ZZ 2.5 strength and want to stick with them since they've worked the best for me. Currently, I play on a Yamaha 4C, but the tone is way too bright for me, so...
  5. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I've been looking into a better mpc for my alto as of late, and have been looking into a Vandoren V16. Currently, I play on a Yamaha 4C with 2.5 Java Greens/ZZ reeds, which has a very bright tone, and I'm trying to go for something on the warmer side. I'm hoping to stick with 2.5 Greens/ZZs, but...
  6. Eb Alto
    *******I want to buy an old saxophone,Please help me to identify******* It has embedded " FOREIGN " and " DEARMAN STANDARD MODEL " on the bell I want to know the followings on this.............. Country of made,manufacturing Year, Price range, an advise before buying pictures on sax...
  7. Eb Alto
    Hello, Does anyone have some advice on voicing middle D (and, to an extent, middle C, although I think I've improved on that one quite a bit)? My middle D consistently plays around 30 cents sharp and is much stuffier/airier than the notes around it; i.e. E and F and middle C with the low C...
  8. Alto mpc
    I have been offered one of those (silver) and did not know there was a BM model for alto, let alone a Fatboy model. It's not cheap, around 1750 USD. I'm curious it they are that rare and what they will sound like. I remember the BM for tenor I had ten years ago had a fat focused sound with rich...
  9. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hello guys, i made this transcription in the last two weeks. It is the hardest I have done to this point and this time I purpusefully refrained from writing it down or using slowing down software. It´s not perfect, but this is what I managed to do: https://instaud.io/3aey I really look...
  10. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm thinking of selling my Mark VI Alto (#1621xx, 1968). It's quite unusual in a couple of ways. I bought it when I was in Paris and was able to bring it into the US personally without any damage or disfigurement whatsoever to the horn. It also has no engraving on the bell except for the...
  11. Alto mpc
    Need Advice on Alto sax Jazz Mouthpieces I’m a highschool player and I just started getting myself into jazz last year in my school’s jazz band. I just need reccomendations on mouthpieces that might pair well with my instrument and get a sound that I desire. Currently I play on a Yamaha Custom...
  12. Alto mpc
    All, I've just discovered the Claude Lakey line of jazz mouthpieces, and I'm wondering about them for a brighter jazz tone. I haven't seen much about them on the forums, but one or two people have said that they are incredibly bright. I play on a P. Mauriat PMXA-67r alto, and it has a nice warm...
  13. Alto mpc
    I"ve been playing alto for about five years, and I was looking for a jazz mouthpiece recently this past summer. I picked up the Meyer 5M, and I really am not liking its sound. So I was doing some mouthpiece shopping, and I found the Rico Metalite. Does anyone know anything about this...
  14. Buescher
    Hello Everyone, I have been playing since '89 with a huge hiatus the last 12 years (marriage, kids, career) and am just getting back to playing with all the excitement of a new student. I have always played Selmers. Started with a Bundy II tenor (not really a Selmer) then to a '56 Mark VI alto...
  15. Jupiter
    Just got one off craigslist for so little it was almost free. Some scratches to the lacquer, but no dings or dents. Plays well with no problems. My other alto is a Japanese-made Vito, a YAS-23 style. I haven't done extensive comparison, but the ergonomics are very similar between the two...
  16. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    So I had a legit quartet all through high school and college and miss it. ISO players. - Soprano & Alto/Tenor I am a baritone player exclusively. I have 1 other player interested who is willing to play Alto or Tenor. Skill level, I was a performance major that never went anywhere :) and the...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Some context might be necessary. I am a reenactor at WWII Days at Midway Village in Illinois, the largest WWII reenactment event in the country! I am on the German side, and even though I have my old New Wonder 2 that is nice as it reflects about that time in its build and style, an authentic...
  18. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hi all, new here. I am 30 years old and I have been playing Alto sax for about 6 weeks now just by watching videos and picked it up quickly. I play sitting down with the saxophone between my legs and with the correct posture and breathing and I tighten the neck strap so the sax mouthpiece comes...
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all, A bit of background..My late father bought me a yas 23 for my 13th birthday in 1980, to replace a vintage horn that I had played for a year. Back then in school vintage horns were not as well regarded as a new shiny one! Anyway, I still have the yas 23 and it’s served me well. I played...
  20. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I'd love to hear about your gigs if you're playing (August 6-15). If you teach, possibly schedule a lesson, depending on rates and availability. I am also looking to buy a used alto. I'll be staying in Saint Paul, MN, not far from Como Park. Please get in touch by email...
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