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  1. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    In spite of doing long tones with overtones, I am not making progress on getting overtones. A teacher I'm taking from who teaches multiple woodwinds but who started out on sax suggested that the heavy metal of these older saxes makes it hard to get altissimo register. He's addressing other...
  2. Cases
    I have two altos, a The Martin Committee III (LH bell keys) and a Buescher Aristocrat 151 (bell keys on the inside of the bell). I have ancient hard cases for both of the horns, but they aren't very convenient to carry, so I'm looking for a good gigging case that will fit either one. There's not...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have a Buescher Aristocrat 140 Alto (sn: 333xxx) that has an issue with stuffy/flat low notes, especially low D. It has been checked recently for leaks and some minor leaks were addressed, but it still has the problem. The setup is HR Otto Link Tone Edge 6* mouthpiece with D'Addario 2H filed...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently bought a 1972 buescher aristocrat for $245 on eBay and took it to a repair technician. She said to get it in playable condition would cost $90 if everything went well. The problem was the saxophone had three different brand types of pads and some were uneven in thickness and most had...
  5. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Looking at horns on eBay, if both were a similar age, price, and condition which one would you get and why? Do you know if one or the other costs more to repair?
  6. Buescher
    First post, New to SOTW. I recently purchased from eBay a 1972 alto buescher aristocrat serial # 571xxx for $213 plus $32 shipping. I was wondering if this is a good sax, claims to have new pads and new corks, excellent playing condition. I don't want to compare it to pre Selmer buyout pro horns...
  7. Buescher
    Hello SOTW, I just bought a Buescher Aristocrat alto and i was wanting to get some infomation on it. As in the title. it has a serial # of 509xxx, the finish is a little worn but really good compared to other vintage saxes. So I was wondering what year it is and what is the value of it, given...
  8. Buescher
    First off, hello everyone! This is my first post, so I'll make it a good one. I've got a friend who just bought a Buescher alto at a yard sale today for $100. It's got "Aristocrat" engraved on the bell, and the serial# is 509298. Left hand palm keys are really low, and the bell flares more...
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