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  1. Jupiter
    I searched here and on Google (hope I did it correctly?) I couldn't find out if this model has a solid silver (sterling?) neck or is it merely plated. I own one and always assumed that it was plated. I keep seeing them for sale second hand and the sellers state (insist) that it is a solid silver...
  2. Jupiter
    Just got one off craigslist for so little it was almost free. Some scratches to the lacquer, but no dings or dents. Plays well with no problems. My other alto is a Japanese-made Vito, a YAS-23 style. I haven't done extensive comparison, but the ergonomics are very similar between the two...
  3. Bb Soprano
    Has anyone ever played this horn? I have found just about zero information about it online outside of retailer websites. I have the opportunity to get my hands on one. I'll probably be able to try it out in a week or so but I'm kind of impatient (haha) and would definitely like to hear some...
  4. Yamaha
    Dear Forum Users, I am switching from an alto to a tenor saxophone (my YAS has already been sold) have the possibility to buy a YTS62 for 1500 EUROS (though I might haggle down a bit) of about 4 years old but in very good condition; and a JTS769 for 800, new (so no haggling). I like to play...
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  6. Flute & Piccolo
    It is becoming obvious that an alto flute with a curved head are hard to come by. I have been holding out for either a Jupiter Dimedici, Trevor James, DiZhao, or Pearl. The limited budget for this does not help matters. So there is a Jupiter 519S available, but I do not know anything about the...
  7. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Jupiter 747 vs. Yamaha 475 Soprano Sax?? Which one is better? Pros and cons of both, would help.
  8. Eb Alto
    I just recently purchased a Jupiter CES-760 Capital Edition with many accessories including a Yamaha 4c mouthpiece, and e rousseau c4 mouthpiece, a Bari sax mouthpiece (no brand), 2 neck straps, and 6 books for only $300! The saxophone alone could sell for $500 and I received it with accessories...
  9. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    Hi, So, previously I felt that Jupiter instruments sounded and felt ok for student instruments and that they weren't a bad option for beginners. I wont be recommending them ever again. The band i teach bought a bunch of them, and some of my students got them, that was 2 weeks ago. Today a...
  10. Bb Tenor
    Hi all, my name is Stephen & I am a long time lurker but first time poster. This may be simple or it may not. I've just started playing again after a 6 year sabbatical & the band I'm playing with are impressed & want me at every gig which is awesome but it does present one problem. My old KHS...
  11. Jupiter
    Hello all, My son's middle school recently purchased a brand new Jupiter Bari Sax. It came with what appeared to be a heavy duty neck strap with a hard plastic clasp. My son had just finished a concert this past Thursday and was walking from the performance with the Bari on it's strap around...
  12. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, I'm thinking of buying a used straight soprano saxophone. There is a local deal in my town for a used Jupiter 547. I compared it with ebay prices. It seems it sells for around 500 dollars in ebay (although the seller in Calgary puts the price tag of 750 dollars but I could probably...
  13. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey, I'm currently a junior in high school and have been the playing the alto sax since sixth grade, and I'm hoping to go into music in college. I recently started playing around on sopranos and basically fell in love. Id like to buy one for college, but my budgets pretty low-under 2000. I've...
  14. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I've been searching for decent quality altos for around $1000 I've found a Kessler Custom Deluxe Black $999 Buffet Crampon 400 Series $1299.99 L.A Sax Bad Aax Big Lip $1395 Jupiter 2069GL XO $1450 Which is the best in your opinion? If you don't like any of them could you recommend one you...
  15. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    A new Antigua 586 would cost about $900 (postpaid, including a new mouthpiece). There is a used Jupiter 547 that would cost $400. I want something to learn on and to be able to keep for a couple of years. Can you tell me if the Antigua is worth the extra cost, and if there are any important...
  16. Eb Baritone
    I have a SBS-593 Jupiter Bari Sax. It took a fall recently, on a gig, and bent the neck. When I had the instrument repaired, the tech did his best to fix the neck, but it is not right. Does anyone know how I could obtain a replacement neck for this instrument? Thanks for your responses
  17. Yamaha
    I am going to purchase a new professional alto saxophone for using at a University level but am still undecided on which one. I want a professional sax that is not outrageously priced. My two options are the Yamaha YAS-62 or the Jupiter 2069 XO Alto. I need some advice on which one would be...
  18. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    My son is a 5th grade student just starting up with the alto saxophone. He is really enjoying playing so far, and being a long time band guy myself (clarinet), my wife and I want to support and encourage him. Christmas gifts will include a neckstrap, music stand and metronome. We got a Jupiter...
  19. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I'm leaning towards the PM. It's sound is so much richer. When playing the Jupiter right after/before the PM it feels so thin. There is a punchier sound too. Also, personally I don't believe the factory stuff that people say about PM's. Of course they are made in Taiwan, but I don't believe...
  20. Late Bloomers
    First, I want apologize for my posting similar questions as replies to other posts - this is my first day using this forum, and I just didn't know how to get a thread started. Anyway, after many years (about 30) of being away from playing, I decided to buy a tenor sax. I bought a used Jupiter...
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