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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    So you know what they say, "mony a mickle maks a muckle" Well I am looking to buy a Tenor saxophone. It doesn't matter to me much how it looks like, the material or lacquer. (granted i don't know how all these affect the tone.) I just want a buzzy, edgy, big tone. I am not able to afford very...
  2. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm new to SOTW, but I feel like y'all might be able to help me. I've been playing in the school band for about two, almost three, years. I'm about to go to highschool, and am going to get a new sax. Currently I have a Yamaha student sax. I don't know if I should get a step-up sax or go ahead...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    For the past couple of months, I've been playing a Selmer AS 100 sparingly (I play bari for all organized events), and have had mixed feelings about it. I really enjoy the lower register of the horn, but feel differently about the upper registers, and the resistance of the overall playing...
  4. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, SOTWers- I'm in high school and have been playing alto sax for about seven years. I guess you could call me an advanced intermediate player. Currently I use a Selmer La Voix II alto sax which I've had for about 5 years. My mouthpiece is a V16 a6 and my reeds are java red 3's (I've tested a...
  5. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, At the moment I am in the process of buying a new saxophone. I tried a few horns in the shop and the Yamaha Custom 875EX and the Yanagisawa AW01 are my favorites. In terms of sound I’m leaning more towards the Yamaha, but the Yanagisawa feels better action-wise. One thing: with the...
  6. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I posted this morning in the Saxophones Wanted board looking for a fixer-upper tenor, but I figured I would post here too asking for advice on how to go about finding one if that post doesn't work out. Summary is that I'm a college student who wants to buy a broken tenor (or bari?) and restore...
  7. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    My daughter plays alto sax and has for several years. She is a junior in high school and plans to major in music education and become a band director when she's finished with college. Her band directors have been encouraging her for quite a while to upgrade from her Yamaha student alto to a...
  8. P. Mauriat
    Hi all, So I have been looking at investing in a tenor saxophone for a year or so and I keep coming back to the possibility of a Mauriat. I have never heard anything but roaring reviews and crazy stories about people trading in their VIs for them. I not one to hope on any band wagon but I...
  9. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I am an amazing sax player and am in the process of trying to find a Soprano. I have 2 altos and bari but it's not enough for me. I just want to know if this is a good site to buy saxes from and if it is a good instrument. Thanks http://www.kesslermusic.com/KesslerCustomSax/KCS2LQ/KCS2LQ.html
  10. Eb Alto
    So I am a high school student looking I buy a nice vintage saxophone but I do not know what to look for. I know a mark vi is good but that is way out of my price range. Is a mark vii good? Any suggestions? Thanks, Giovanni
  11. Multi Sax!
    hello all. i might be able to get a new horn. i was thinking about getting either a cannonball vintage reborn alto or soprano. i currently play alto with a selmer c* and a 4 reed. how much trouble do you think switching to soprano would give me?
  12. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi everyone, I am a freshman in high school looking to buy a professional/high intermediate tenor for preferably around $1500. I could probably go up to around $2000 if something was a good deal, and worth the money. For background, I started on alto in 6th grade and I switched to tenor about 1...
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