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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    hi folks, Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer! We've been renting an alto (Bundy, pretty clunky) from Music & Arts for a couple of years and DD has decided she wants to stick with it for a while. She seems to have some talent at it and coming from a very musical family, we're...
  2. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    G'day, everyone. I'll need to introduce myself before I get to the question, because I think it's important to know what sort of player I am to help me with making such a decision. I've read the stickies here, and I've literally invested days into researching saxophone buying guides (I've...
  3. Alto mpc
    Hi there, My S80 C* alto saxophone mouthpiece had some scratches on the rail and tip. Unfortunately by the time I got rid of them the mouthpiece was opened to 2 mm tip opening as opposed to 1.7 mm (I did very minor touches but it might have been already opened.. I bought it used), and it was...
  4. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    What is your favorite make, model, and year/decade of alto pre-1980? I don't think I'll be able to fix my 1920s King so I'm looking to get a different old horn. Any thoughts or suggestions?
  5. Bb Tenor
    Hello. Forgive me if this is the wrong place to put this, but this is my first time. I have been playing Alto for around 6 years and have decided i'd like to purchase a tenor. That is my problem; I don't know what to look for, what brands are good, and how much to spend. I don't really have...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello, my 12 year old daughter has been playing alto sax in band for two years now, we borrowed it from my oldest sister who played when she was in school, it is a Buescher Aristocrat. I would like to purchase her own, but am stuck if I should get a student or a pro. I don't even know if what...
  7. Barone
    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a barone alto for my son and myself to learn on as well. My son is in band at school for his second year. I would be just beginning. I am having difficulty deciding wether to get the classic or vintage. heres part of an email from Phil " The Classic has...
  8. Bb Soprano
    Hello everyone, I just got registered and I apologize if I chose wrong forum part, but here it goes- I recently bought an Opus Professional Soprano Saxophone via ebay for like 200$-ish and I am quite happy with the buying as I just bought it for fun- no serious business. Though I must say I'm...
  9. Multi Sax!
    I currently play exclusively alto sax in my highschool Jazz band, Concert band wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble. I also plan on pursuing jazz in university. What would be more worth my while to rent/purchase, Bari sax? or soprano? i chose those two for the fact that they are the least commonly...
  10. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Just a bit of background information - I am currently playing a Yamaha (student model, exact series unknown) alto saxophone. The instrument belongs to my high school, has been in constant use by numerous high school students and is known to be at least 25 years old. The instrument was fine at...
  11. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    My son is starting band this year and is very excited. He chose to play a tenor saxophone. His sister plays a buffet clarinet. We would like to find a used sax that is a good quality, looks good, and will last him through the years. If anyone knows of any good buys out there I would...
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