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  1. Reeds
    So I'm an intermediate sax player and I recently got a P Mauriat Le Bravo 200 Tenor and I've been loving it! I decided to try out the reed that it comes with and I actually ended up loving it for getting more of a centered sound (though it is a bit squeaky sometimes). Does anyone know what...
  2. General Discussion
    I've been a sax player for about 12 years now, and I haven't experienced much trouble that I blame on the equipment. HOWEVER, there's a first time for everything and it seems I've finally hit my breaking point. I'm primarily a rock saxophonist, so I value a very bright tone and ear-busting...
  3. Double Reeds
    Hi all, I have been inactive for quite some time but decided to come back to tap into your wisdom and knowledge. I have recently taken up bassoon again after many years of not working on it. I have been wondering about the proper voicing for bassoon. From my research so far I "know" that it is...
  4. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    I'm using a mouthpiece that works nicely for me on jazz and pop, a Morgan Excalibur 6. I recently changed back from 4 Fibracell reeds because I'm working at altissimo and get a better response out of cane reeds, at least for now while I'm just beginning altissimo. For cane, I tried 2.5 Red Java...
  5. Training Material
    Here's a quick video lesson I made about how to put a reed on properly. I see lots of beginners (and not so beginners) neglecting some of these steps, so make sure you are doing all of these things every time you get ready to play. Here is the link to get the pdf download of 10 Essential...
  6. Buescher
    First post, New to SOTW. I recently purchased from eBay a 1972 alto buescher aristocrat serial # 571xxx for $213 plus $32 shipping. I was wondering if this is a good sax, claims to have new pads and new corks, excellent playing condition. I don't want to compare it to pre Selmer buyout pro horns...
  7. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hello SOTW: We launched ReedJuvinate in November 2013, sold thousands of units around the world, and received many hundreds of questions from interested reed players. I thought it might be useful to assemble the most common questions and answer them here, for the most interested and educated...
  8. Reeds
    Recently, I opened a new box of Rico Jazz Selects for tenor saxophone. Of the 5, only one I would consider giving a grade "B/B+", while the others were "C-D." I used to have many boxes with really good pieces (i.e., "B+/A") and every now and then, an "A+" reed. Naturally, I became curious as to...
  9. Reeds
    I play a 1960 Buescher Aristocrat Mark III Bari Saxophone (a low Bb to high F if it matters), use an Otto Link mouthpiece, and am about to finish off my pack of reeds, which are Van Doren Java 3's. With this combination, I was able to get really bright and colorful lows as well as highs, but my...
  10. Reeds
    Hi there, I've recently got a used Warburton LA 6* tenor sax mouthpiece that I LOVE. Thanks to Eric Falcon for his work on this. This mouthpiece resonate so well that I found my current Rigotti Gold 2 1/2 light is giving too much buzz. Since I really like Rigotti Gold, I was thinking of buying...
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