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  1. Buescher
    I have been playing on my 200xxx true tone alto for almost two years now, but I am still having issues with my hand placements. More specifically, my fingers tend to flatten out to play i.e. they lock in an extended position and only the knuckle closest to the palm bends. My sax teacher told me...
  2. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello, I'm a beginner, and i have been offered a 60's Vintage Keilwerth Toneking Tenor, completely restored (650€ bill!) for 1.300€. My teacher does not know this saxophone, and he told me that i have to look at the ergonomics, weight (and, of course, value). Does anyone know about the...
  3. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    I have fibromyalgia, two wedge fractures in my thoracic spine, and a bulging L5 disc, as well as a pronounced kyphosis from hanging large pieces of metal from my neck for 45 years (I play alto, tenor, bari, soprano, clarinet, flute and oboe). I have tried multiple office task chairs to sit in...
  4. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi guys, I have been in touch with some of you regarding nailing down the tenor sax that sounds rich and has a good amount of core sound to it. Well, I settled on Buffet Crampon Super Dynaction. I really love the tone. My instructor has a 5 digit mark VI and he always complements the sound of...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    :)Hi all Greetings from Dublin Been getting help from this and other forums for a long time so decided to contribute something i think is usefull. I refer here to Stephen Howards article at shwoodwind on the use of a moldable material which he used for palm key risers and such called sugru...
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