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  1. Selmer (Paris)
    This news comes from the Kessler & Sons website, which as usual has more information about the business side of Selmer Paris than Selmer's own website: Kessler previously reported that the Ref. 54 alto had been discontinued as of May; sure enough, that model has disappeared from the for-sale...
  2. For New SOTW Members
    Hello! I was wondering if I could get some help from seasoned saxophone veterans! I'm trying to pick my first real sax, and I've narrowed it down to a few options. I'm going into marching band as an alto sax and some of the models I have narrowed it down to are the YAS-480, YAS-26, YAS-300AD...
  3. Eb Alto
    Hello, Some people call their instrument a "screamer". What exactly do they mean by that and why is it desirable? Thanks!
  4. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    I have an alto Sax from Boosey & Hawkes Ltd, it has the following: It has XX Century stenciled on the bell It has stenciled: 'Boosey & Hawkes Ltd Makers, 295 Regent St. London. The serial number is 32544 I am not bothered in the slightest about the price - it's my main horn and I love...
  5. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    (First time player/ buyer) In my quest for a decent alto sax under $500 I was offered a Jupiter CXL and I'm wondering how good of a horn it is stacked up to the 700 series which is what I was previously looking at (that and Keilwerth ST-90). This one caught my eye because it's all silver plated...
  6. Alto mpc
    Does anyone have any experience with this Selmer Short Shank copy? I can only find the video of Bob Sheppard playing it and can't find anyone's review.
  7. Vendor Ads.
    The ASC Mistral alto mouthpiece is back in stock in various tip openings: 5 (.070″) – 6 (.075″) – 7 (.080″) – Custom Price is US$168.00. Flat shipping rate of US$15.00 worldwide using Registered Airmail from Singapore. Details, demos and secure payment link can be found here: ASC "Mistral"...
  8. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all, I got a buyer lined up for my 1966 Mark VI alto I'm not really sure how much it's worth but the buyer is willing to pay 5k. Anyone know if this is a fair price? I know that some consider the "medium bows" very deseriable but not sure if this is one. The serial number is 1367xx. The...
  9. Alto mpc
    Hi, I have been playing alto for awhile and have been playing on a s80 c* (older model) I have been entering the realm of jazz recently and i love it. I really want to get a ‘jazz’ mouthpiece. I am really stuck in a tough decision between the daddario select jazz, meyer usa, meyer ny 100th...
  10. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I know this is nikkan saxophone, but there's no exact model name. imperial? tokyo? is there anyone know about this sax? ka
  11. Eb Alto
    Hi all, I'm wondering if any of you could tell me more about Jackie McLean's incredible "squeals", for instance here at 2:12 & 2:20 & 6:06 How does he achieve this sound? He seems to hit a concert Bb and F beyond the alto range. Is it to do with the embouchure? I don't play sax but I'd still...
  12. Eb Alto
    I've been playing for about 4 years now but I just got my first synthetic reed and its taking a lot more air to make a nice sound than normal. Am I doing something wrong? It looks fine on the mouthpiece and it's a 3. I used to play on 2 1/2s so this is my first 3 but it's abnormally difficult. I...
  13. Rampone & Cazzani
    I have an old R&C silver alto manufactured in 1920s (info from R&C themselves), what value might the saxophone have? The finish is very worn and it has a crack where the neck screw is attached, but it is still very playable.
  14. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I have a Montreux Saxophone, i can't find much info anywhere about how much they are worth, Just wondered if anyone could give me an idea! Thanks
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