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  1. Instruments and Accessories
    Hello, I am interested in purchasing a bass saxophone in the near future for my small collection/advance my playing/brass band. Given the high price and general scarcity of basses, I want to make a good pick. I came across J'elle Stainer saxophones", anyone knows if they are solid horns? Any...
  2. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi all, Before the pandemic I was looking at new altos to replace the old ‘50s King. Has anyone gone about buying a used horn in the past year? Are there any online shops that allow trials? WWBW used to do that with mouthpieces. P.S. I live in New York if anyone knows a good used shop that’s...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey Guys , I need help trying to find a soprano saxophone for my classical saxophone quartet for under 1,000 dollars. any recommendations on a good horn to buy . Open to all responses. also a good classical Soprano sax setup would be fine to . Im also a college student . .
  4. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm looking to upgrade my alto saxophone from my current Yamaha basic beginner saxophone that I've been playing for the last six years—since 5th grade, which even then I bought as a pre-owned instrument. Right now, I'm tentatively considering Kaizer's 3000 series alto sax, because according to...
  5. Sopranino and Higher
    I've become interested in buying a sopranino sax, and want to purchase a Selmer clone. I know both Kessler and Allora have discontinued their sopraninos. The only sopranino I've heard much about is the R&H Sax Sopranino, the SNS-730L at http://www.raresaxs.com/, but that appears to be a yani...
  6. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello all, My son started playing alto sax in 5th grade. He played alto through 6th grade and last year started playing tenor for concert band and jazz band and remained with the alto for symphony and marching. He decided this year (8th grade) to stick solely with tenor. He has been borrowing a...
  7. Bb Soprano
    Hi everybody I'm on my way to buy a new soprano sax. I currently own a Yamaha 475 which has a removed high f# key and is in rather bad condition. I've done a lot of digging and ended up with a list of saxes, that I would consider buying. Sadly it's impossible for me to test all of them (I have...
  8. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I’m looking to buy a baritone I’ve played alto for about 4 years now and want to double on bari. I want to buy one in person, as buying online is a bit sketchy and I want to play test , but craigslist doesn’t have anything at all where I live,( Portland Or.). The only thing that I can find in...
  9. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    What can you tell me about 'alexandre' brand saxes, is it a well-known brand? Or just Chinese garbage? there's a picture attached
  10. Bb Tenor
    Hi! I play classical tenor sax, and considering I'm probably the only one attending the All-National Concert Band with a falling-apart-school-instrument, I'm ready to buy my own saxophone. I'm researching and I find different answers for everything. My budget is $2,250 and I'm looking at...
  11. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello all! I am a clarinet player who after playing clarinet for four years in middle school and high school bands combined wants to pick up the alto sax. My school's instruments are of deplorable quality (pads stick, green mold on pads, etc.). I was able to get a Yas 200 AD sax on loan from...
  12. Reeds
    Hello! I recently lost my beloved Universal ReedGeek and am looking to buy a new one. Message me with an offer if you are looking to sell. I would like it to be in good condition. Thanks!
  13. Alto mpc
    Hey guys. If this question has already been posted, comment a link to that post and I'll remove this thread. I searched, but I couldn't find anything that matched my question. I'm considering buying a Vandoren Optimum mouthpiece, should I try to play on multiple mouthpieces of the same brand to...
  14. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hello All, I'm looking for feedback and insight into your experiences regarding finding mouthpieces that work best for you. What do you hate about it? What would be a great "it would be nice if we had..."? I've been playing the sax for ~15 years now, and have gone through a plethora of various...
  15. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi all, I wanted to pick your collective hive brain for some information. :) I'm looking to get a new tenor saxophone (my first tenor sax, although I've played alto for a long time). I'm not a professional musician by any stretch of the imagination, I'm just looking for something with a decent...
  16. Buescher
    So, tomorrow (Monday) I plan on buying a 1926 Buescher True Tone Series III alto sax. This will be my first time playing a vintage horn, and I really have no experience with them. I have listened to the True Tone horns being played, and I am certain this is what I want. The price is relatively...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi Everyone. I have been watching the marketplace lately and am astounded at the apparent price drop on used horns with what appears to be the notable exception of King Super 20s and anything Selmer Paris. I attribute quite a bit of this to the influx of some very good and inexpensive Asian...
  18. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey everyone I'm new to this forum and playing in general(still in highschool). My private teacher recommended a guardala mouthpiece. So I have a few questions. 1) Are there any differences between a gold plated one and a silver plated one? 2) Major differences between the King, Studio, Mb1&2...
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