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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I believe in safety before all else. Which is why I thought I'd ask this collective the best way to disinfect a saxophone for sale during and after the Covid -19 restrictions. I believe it's crazy to buy a horn without playing it, but it's also not worth risking your life. My current way is...
  2. Reeds
    Does anyone know what Harry Hartman reeds are actually made of, and whether there are any health considerations to putting this substance in one's mouth for extended periods of time? I know that Legere is Food Grade Polypropylene, which is the same thing used in yogurt containers and the like...
  3. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Hi All-- When I asked a couple of months ago whether anyone had experience with playing sax after having thumb surgery, the general response was "No, but we'd like to hear about it." So here's the update. I had the surgery on my right thumb 5 August. The surgery involves removing the small...
  4. Working Sax Pros
    Do any of you practice and perform so damn much you have ended up with an injury or chronic health problem? What are yours and what are you doing about them? I have had more than my share since I started playing professionally 17 years ago. The first was carpal tunnel, which got quickly so...
  5. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Been searching this forum for anyone who has had to battle Candida Albicans and have gone through threads on infections in general,viruses and staph infections. Fungus I have not seen. My question relates to the great frustrations in having to lay off practice so frequently over the last...
  6. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    The obvious cure for my post-gig foot pain is to be less of a saxophonist. Currently I run about 6'0" and 230, roughly 50 pounds over ideal. My wife has been tricking me into losing some weight lately by cooking healthier, but I'm still over. Anyway, the point of this thread starter ...... a...
  7. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Hi guys, It's that time of year where nearly everyone I know has go a cold, myself included :|, and so I thought I'd post a quick question. Once you've got over a cold or an infection or something similar, how do you go about 'cleaning' your horn to stop getting reinfected? I always give my...
  8. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    I have a gig in three days, and I just came down with a cold... I don't really need to practice any of the songs, I'm just taking some improvised solos, but should I try and keep my chops in shape? I'd hate to make it worse, but then again, I doubt I'll be much better by then... On the other...
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