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  1. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I have been playing the alto saxophone for nearly 7 years my setup was a yas-23, meyer 6m, and vandoren java green 3 1/2. I found this setup to be kind of stuffy so after doing some research I switched to a vandoren jumbo java a55 and java green 2 1/2 reeds. Then I was able to upgrade to a...
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    This would be for a 10 yr old student on Alto. I'm looking for a book with transcriptions, preferably in the right key. Any suggestions? Thank you.
  3. Conn
    Hi - well the title says it all - looking for a Strap Ring for a 1935 Conn alto I asked a tech to re-enforce my strap ring, meaning just put a donut in it, and instead he replaced it with a HORRIBLE silver-coloured modern one So, to repeat - looking for a Strap Ring (hook ring) with the...
  4. Alto mpc
    Hi There, I'm looking for an original vintage Selmer Soloist Short Shank G for alto. Let me know if you have one and are interested in selling / trading! Thanks, Andrew
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I got a sax into the shop today and the student had bent the heck out of it. Installed new pad but there is a gape in the outside of the pad. Can I do like a flute and just build it up underneath that side of the pad or is there a real way to do this? I don't usually do dents for lack of...
  6. Alto mpc
    I got this mouthpiece with a used horn that I bought at a local music store a few years ago. I have searched all over the web for it, and have found nothing at all. It would be great if anyone could tell me anything about this mouthpiece's value or origin.
  7. Eb Alto
    Can someone identify this saxophone?
  8. Alto mpc
    hello everyone ,i have an old beechler bellite #8 for alto ,i just wanna ask are beechler bellite 8 have smaller body than beechler bellite 7? cause mine is smaller than any beechler bellite 7
  9. Alto mpc
    I've played lead tenor in jazz band for 6 years now on my SR Tech legend mouthpiece. Recently, I was asked by my professor to switch to lead alto and was looking for any advice on a good lead section playing piece. Preferably, I would like this piece to stay within the $250 range. Any advice...
  10. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Now while a lot of people love machine-gun 8th notes ripping over a 300+bpm tune, there's something very personal about ballads. They expose the musician and really draw the listener in to hear what the performer is feeling. I also see a lot of comments on here saying how people nowadays just...
  11. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi all, I stumbled upon a recording of Rosa Passos today, the song is "Morena boca de ouro" on the album "Letra e musica - Ary Barroso" I cannot find the name of the alto sax player, does anybody know? https://open.spotify.com/track/63et77rCo8T4bciwTh8p9Y Thanks Nico
  12. Conn
    Dear readers, I`m a newbee here and I need some serious help with a alto saxophone I want to buy for my girlfriend. I read a lot about Conn on the internet but I can`t find out the year this sax is build and where it`s build, and maybe more importent what is a reasonable price to pay? I read...
  13. Alto mpc
    I was curious to hear to hear people's opinions of the Vandoren V16 for alto. I'm considering buying either an A6 Small + Chamber or an A7 Small + Chamber for playing as lead alto in a high school big band. I have been playing on a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece since junior high, but I'm ready to...
  14. Brand Name Players ...
    I'm always surprised by how few people have no awareness of ANDY GOODRICH. When I mention his name to people who are very aware of jazz history - even saxophone players - there is almost always a response of "WHO?". His "Motherless Child" CD on the Delmark label (DE-495) is very tasty and has a...
  15. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    So I'm in the market for a new sax, and I'm looking at the Yamaha YAS 62III. There is a silver model (which i really like) and a normal gold lacquer version. I was wondering what the difference in sound would be vs the two. I'm a classical player too.
  16. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    How would I know if the price is fair or too high for buying such a horn? It is in good shape with a recent tune-up. The serial no. appears to be 27xxx but it is hard to see all the numbers. Has anybody here bought or sold one in the past couple of years?
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I need a horn that is more modern i currently have a conn 12m that isnt too good shape and because of the gooseneck configuration from back in the sixties i cant use the modern mouthpiece that my band reccomends. This will be a marching band horn but i intend to be extremely careful with it. I...
  18. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hi all, I'm posting on here because I've been having a lot of trouble recently. For about four months I've been extending my range to the altissimo register, but have been doing the exercises in the Sinta Voicing book for two years. I can hit the overtone modes up to the 6th mode on the low Bb...
  19. Brand Name Players ...
    I posted a little article on the lesser known alto playing of Zoot Sims today. I think he may be one of my favorite alto players, apparently he was headed that way until he decided he was more distinct as a tenorist. Check it out at http://www.jondelucia.com/zoot-on-alto
  20. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    1) Regardless of what the history of music has given us up to now and basing your answers on listening more than playing experiences, Which do you feel fits/sounds best for each of these types of music, alto or tenor? Why? Which do you personally respond to more as a listener? Why? Which...
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