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  1. Baritone mpc
    hi folks - can anyone make a guess as to the ID on this old baritone / bass mouthpiece? I've no need for it, as I've sold both my baritones.
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Does anyone have a transcription of Ron Carter's intro and head to "Beatrice" on the "State of the Tenor" recording by Joe Henderson? I found his solo, but not his "comping" when Joe's playing the melody. Thanks!
  3. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    Hello, I´ve got this Selmer Soloist E Bass Saxophone mouthpiece in great shape that will be put for sale but I am trying to determine a price. According to my research soloist mouthpieces were included with Mark VI bass saxophones (but not sure if with this tip opening) but have not found...
  4. Bb Bass
    In 1928-29 Rollini wrote a nine-part series of short articles, and the are very good. He not only writes about horns and mouthpieces, but also about sound and performance. These are wonderful, and have lots of info I had never seen. They are posted on http://www.modernbarisax.com/, Which has...
  5. Brasswinds
    My bari was in the shop, so I took my French horn to rehearsal - and found out that it was easy to cover the bari part on horn. (The bari's bottom A is the horn's first-line bass-clef G, which is at the bottom of the normal range for a 4th horn player, and a high E on bari is a horn's D in the...
  6. Bb Bass
    Every bass sax fan knows the two main types- Conn/Buescher style, or Selmer style. Seeing I can't afford anything made outside of China, what is the best Conn/Buescher style bass sax made in China? I love the sound of bass, and have done some research, but you know how Chinese products are...
  7. Bb Bass
    I recently was browsing for a bass saxophone to buy when I came across a bass I had never seen before- A Tide Music BS500. The site listing it had it very cheap. This is the link: *****link removed by admin ** this is not a place to post instrument for sale ******* I have been researching for...
  8. Jazz and Improvisation
    I'm thinking it might be cool to learn to do walking-bass style comping on tenor or bari, using the sax like a bass for another instrument to improvise over. Someone must have done this before if only as a novelty, right? Can anyone point to audio or video of a sax being played like a walking bass?
  9. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I won an auction with some mouthpieces that I thought were for a tenor. Man was I wrong. Maybe they're for a bari, but wouldn't be surprised if they are for a bass!! From top to bottom in the pic below: Johnston-Selmer "New York" marked "Original" 5.03" (127.8mm) length; 0.73" (18.7mm) neck...
  10. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I have been looking at purchasing a bass sax and have run across a few brands that I am unfamiliar with. Does anyone have any experience or opinions on these brands? Any experience with ordering from any of these companies? Thanks! -Bass Saxaphone by Hengshui Xinxing Musical Instrument Company...
  11. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Quite a good number of jazz transcriptions here by jazz bassist Dave Fink http://www.jazzcapacitor.com/index.html
  12. General History
    I was in a local used bookstore the other day and found an interesting old book with some saxophone pictures in it. It's titled "Music Notation And Terminology" by Karl W. Gehrkens. I have not read this book but I suspect the author to be German. The copyright date is 1914. While most of the...
  13. Clarinet
    This is my first SOTW post. I have found this site after a failed attempt for sometime to find a bass clarinet neck. I'm primarily a sax player and recently got a Selmer Privilege Model 67 bass clarinet. I really like everything about it except for the angle of the neck. I find that I can get a...
  14. Clarinet
    Hi everyone, I am a bass guitarist and double bass player, but for a while now I have been really longing to get hold of and learn the bass clarinet. It has got to the point where the need is really quite insatiable and listening to Eric Dolphy play the beast is not enough. As it is I have...
  15. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    HSM Mouthpieces are proud to announce their brand new Soprillo and Bass mouthpieces. Standard models come in ivory or black PMMA, other colours and finishes are available. Check them out on our new website at www.hsm-masterpieces.com While you are there why not browse through our site to see...
  16. Clarinet
    Hi guys. I need some help here. I currently play clarinet and double with E-flat clarinet. I love both my instruments, and my supportive parents have paid heavily for professional instruments for me. I have recently fallen in love with a bass clarinet i snagged off ebay for $200. I love the...
  17. Flute & Piccolo
    Gebruder Mönnig Bass Flute Well, I am a sucker for these things ;) :) and I always wanted to have a go at playing some Bass and Alt flute. I got myself a Bass flute by the Gebruder Mönnig factory (now part of the Adler group) and I think this whopper was made in the '70. Very nice looking...
  18. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    I have been arranging big band charts for sax ensemble, and I have found it easier and more suitable to write for five saxes rather than four. It allows me to rest the soprano to change the sound, and to have full chords behind a solo. Also I can bounce pairs of horns off each other, much as the...
  19. Bb Bass
    Can anyone help me locate a case for a bass sax and a playing stand? I am in the final stages of a Bass Sax restoration project (Buescher, 1919). When I acquired it the instrument did not have any case. It _did_ have a playing stand, the kind that has a felt-padded collar that clamps around the...
  20. Eb Baritone
    So I recently started a Dixieland Jazz Band with some friends, and I was going to play Bari Sax to cover the bass part, just like a bass sax. How well will this really work (Range, etc.) Any other issues?
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