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  1. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I'm curious on your guys opinion on this- I personally think they're both great mouthpieces but I recently purchased my first Theo Wanne (Durga 4) and I'm leaning that way for sure :treble: :cool: I do a brief comparison here: https://youtu.be/lRV1UNl1KL0
  2. 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...
  3. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi everybody My name is Felix and I'm new to the forum. (And I am living in Switzerland, in case that matters.) Ok, so I have two offers of very interesting tenor mouthpieces of which I can only afford one. Also, I cannot testplay the mpcs because their located in France... I know, that's not...
  4. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    The age old debate- Student vs Professional model saxophones. I've seen lots of discussion of this, but here's a video with some information on each instrument (plus playing examples on each!). Are the pro saxes worth their asking price? Is the difference between them justified? Watch this video...
  5. Tenor mpc
    I have a HR Theo Wanne Gaia tenor mouthpiece and was wondering if anyone knows what the difference in feel and sound is compared to a Gaia 2? Has anyone played both to compare?
  6. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi everyone, So recently, Canadian tenor sax luminary Kirk Macdonald switched from his Mark VI to a new TM horn. After seeing photos of his new horn, I had but one question: what is the difference between P. Mauriat horns and TM horns? I originally thought it was a P. Mauriat dark finish...
  7. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    Hi there, I have to practice quietly in some hours of the day. With my Warburton LA 6* I have lots of vibration and it sounds great when I don't need to be quiet but for the quiet time I'm trying to find out the proper reed. If it is darker and stiffer in nature (like Lavoz or Gonzalez) it...
  8. Alto mpc
    Hey y'all, so I figured I'd turn here to get some opinions on getting a new mpc. I currently play on a Vandoren AL3. I am looking into a Beecher Tonalex. I need some help though in comparing my current AL3 to the Tonalex options available. I know my AL3 has a medium facing and a small bore. The...
  9. Reeds
    Hi folks, I'm thinking of ordering a forestone unfiled for my tenor. But since the reeds a quite expensive I want to be shure about the strenght. I heard that there were several issues about the strength and the reliabilit of forestones comparison chart in the past. Usually I play Rico Select...
  10. Tenor mpc
    Hi there, Looking for a good tenor sax mouthpiece. Theo Wanne has a sale: http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1942f363d05eb48ea9ebe10d4&id=e6cc775569&e=760222986a I play 6* and I was wondering if I should consider Gaia HR, Ambika HR, or Brahma HR. I normally play metal and they have Brahma 6*...
  11. Reeds
    I'm deciding on which brand of jazz reeds to get, considering that everyone has their preferences. Please post your preferences below. I've been looking at Vandoren ZZ, La Voz, and Rico Select Jazz. What do you use? One more question--> what is the difference between filed and unfiled reed...
  12. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    So, I'm buying a bari. Not my first, but it is my first "expensive/modern" bari. I've always been fine with an old conn, or my old noblet, but alas I need to buy a modern pro horn. I need a low A. I want your help narrowing the options: (Criteria) Looking at Keilwerth Sx90, Selmer Series...
  13. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, Sorry to bug you about this subject. I'm getting to the final stage of decision making for a curved soprano sax. Would you give me your final feedback? gold lacquer Phil Barone (relatively new) vs. silver plated Borgani Macerata (old logo, one piece body). Both are in good shape. Both...
  14. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hey there! So thanks again everyone for helping out with my last mouthpiece comparison! Here's another one! 2 Tenor Pieces: 9* Sakshama Custom Z (Zimberoff copy) vs. 10* Otto Link Early Babbitt (Doc Tenney worked on the piece). Again, I'm using rico plasticover 3's, The EB has a francois louis...
  15. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Having a case of the mouthpiece anxiety.... I have 2 great mouthpieces right now I can't seem to choose between and could use some constructive criticism. Curious to get some feedback. I'm playing a Conn 30m with size 3 rico plasticovers. Recordings done on my iPhone in a small boomy room so...
  16. Bb Soprano
    Hi there, Based on SOTW earlier enquiries, I narrowed down my low budget decent soprano sax future upgrade to a modern design alternative to a) Antigua and b) Bauhaus Walstein. I'm currently playing a curved Wurlitzer vintage soprano saxophone and I really like the tone but it has limitations...
  17. Reeds
    i play a java 3. anyone had experience with both these able to tell me what riggotti strength would be close? i know there are comparison charts out there but they've never been that accurate for me.
  18. Cannonball
    Hi there, I have a Yamaha YTS-61 tenor saxophone that works decent after being fixed a couple of times although there are some little issues that could be inherent to the design. Also it is getting a bit too old as I hear from my repair man. I recently started thinking about possibility of...
  19. Alto mpc
    So we looking for a 'Jazz' mouthpiece & got a few to see if they qualified. Still have 2 more coming soon! I wanted to record most of the decent ones Amanda has. I will identify each soon, but for now just the sound track with generic mpc 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 names. This was Amanda's first...
  20. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi all Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to make this forum such an invaluable resource! I am interested in getting back into playing the saxophone after about an 8 year break (since leaving high school). Up until that point I had played for about 6 years...
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