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  1. Misc. Accessories
    Neck strap that adjusts short without strangling me I play alto, and find that by the time I get the strap adjusted to bring the sax high enough to go into my mouth at the proper embouchure angle, it puts an unpleasant pressure around my neck, because it's so tight. It doesn't really quite...
  2. Misc. Accessories
    Fellow saxers, what are the best neck straps these days? I've used modified Oleg straps for years, but for the 2nd time the string attached to the leather neck part is almost fully frayed. Anything with a similar design but stronger manufacturing that you recommend and have personally used...
  3. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    I've had a permanent injury since I was 12 or 13 - really messed up the vertebrae in my neck doing shoulder rolls in karate. Now there's this resistance and really gross popping noise whenever I move my left shoulder back. It's there for my right shoulder too, but much less noticeable. My head...
  4. Misc. Accessories
    I have several vintage Ray Hyman neck straps that I have used since the early 70's and they still work like butter. Though they appear to be very strong, plastic does not last forever and I was afraid that one day the white plastic hooks would give out when I least expected it! So I purchased a...
  5. Misc. Accessories
    Hey all, I'm really looking into buying a Cebulla strap and need some opinions! For alto, I've read a S or M are ideal, the thing is I'm very short. I'm only 5'1'', which size do you think would be better for me? I want to go with the medium to be safe, but then again I don't want to have it...
  6. Misc. Accessories
    I make a strap called the Midas Saxophone Strap www.midasstrap.com that I believe is worthy of your attention. It embodies several important features that reflect my 40+ years as a working saxophonist. It comes with a snap-on comfort pad into the 1.75" leather neck portion that is removable...
  7. 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...
  8. Misc. Accessories
    Does anyone know of any interesting looking neck straps? Guitar players all have colorful and decorative straps, why not sax players? Are there any companies making anything like this? I might have to fabricate my own.
  9. Clarinet
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  10. Clarinet
    I've been playing with a Clarinet neckstrap for about 7months, and recently got told that I should stop wearing one because it can cause bad habits or it might not cause bad habits, but there is no need for wearing it. Therefore I stopped wearing it. But about a month ago, I started to have...
  11. Misc. Accessories
    If anyone can help me locate the manufacturer of this particular neck strap I would be eternally grateful. Although "neck strap" is misleading. I got it 8 years ago and I believe it was called the "Swing Strap." It functioned just like a guitar strap. You put it over one shoulder and it came...
  12. Misc. Accessories
    I lost my Ray Hyman (alto/tenor) neck strap that I used for decades and did not realize how perfect it was until I tried what is out there, including a new Hyman strap. As a teacher, I have noticed the majority of straps are highly annoying for various reasons. I have searched ebay and internet...
  13. Misc. Accessories
    So I'm a bari player so I NEED A STRAP THAT WILL SUPPORT THE WEIGHT I don't really want a harness because I have two and have used them and do not like the amount of freedom I am given. I would really prefer a strap with a metal hook and was looking at the Bg Yoke strap and the Wittman-Spins...
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