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  1. Manufacturing/ Construction
    Hi! After a 15-year hiatus, I'm getting back to an old experiment, just for sh*ts & giggles: A PVC soprano sax. Keyed. Already succeeded once with a clarinet during my poor man's college days, not having an instrument to copy at the time, so the design was purely theoretical, even the working...
  2. Clarinet
    I have been quite curious recently about clarinet design, as I have a variety of clarinets here from different periods to experience the changes over history and brand. I found pointers to a lot of great archival information which I have collected and post here: ARCHIVE POST BEGINS HERE Author...
  3. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I'm designing my own mouthpiece to send in to the big companies. It's going to be a jazz mouthpiece, for all of the big four. Please tell me if it looks dumb, or if it's a good idea or start. For those jazz saxophonists, what are the specs on your mouthpiece? Chamber Size, Tip Opening, Etc. I...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Are there any of the higher end saxophones that have polished bored in the neck? In other words, is there a relationship to very smooth inside surface of the neck to ease of blowing or tonal quality?
  5. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi there, I really didn't realize the impact of bore difference so much. I was more focusing on the chamber impact. I must admit I don't quite know the impact of either of them. I bought a Dukoff LD7 recently and I got a comment about it: " it is quite unique; full sized chamber with a very...
  6. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Whenever I have blown into an alto mouthpiece, of varying tip sizes with different strengths of reeds, I have never been able to reach the desired "A" pitch without biting to an extent that is uncomfortable. I have experimented with every embouchure, tongue, and thoat configuration that I can...
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