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  1. Alto mpc
    I"ve been playing alto for about five years, and I was looking for a jazz mouthpiece recently this past summer. I picked up the Meyer 5M, and I really am not liking its sound. So I was doing some mouthpiece shopping, and I found the Rico Metalite. Does anyone know anything about this...
  2. Reeds
    I heard Rico is not longer owned by D'Addario....Where did they go? I have been playing Orange Rico's for 30 years, tried almost the other brands...If Rico dissappears i have a serious problem... Anybody knows anything about this?
  3. Reeds
    Any good? I use the legere SS on alto, but on baritone i played rico royals and vandoren traditionals, to me at least synthetics are WAY better, cane never bothered me on baritone, but i've heard the baritone reeds on legere aren't as good as the others.
  4. Reeds
    Hello reader, I've heard great things about Rico Plasticover reeds but I haven't had the chance to purchase a box. If anyone has any experience with Plasticovers, feel free to state your opinion on them and if possible, can you describe the way they differ from standard cane reeds? Thanks for...
  5. YouTube videos
    This is my first "real" recording with the M60 - at least it's a real song. I don't have a good mic, yet - I used a very old Samson wireless unit that records with some hum. I used a Metalite M9 with a Vandoren ZZ 2 1/2 reed. The name of the song is "Warriors" and I'm posting it, "warts and...
  6. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Got a very old box of 2-1/2 Rico with an old tenor (closet horn) I bought recently. Only tried one but the tone was very dull and they taste like cellar dust. Is it worth trying more? Or should I just put them up on ebay, see if a collector wants them? They are "V cut" whatever the hell that...
  7. What to Buy & Why: Reeds and Misc.
    I am a clarinet player of 3 years now, running a great V12 strength 4 with a VanDoren M-30 profile 88 setup. BUT THAT'S IRRELEVANT. I think. I started soprano back in March. I used the stock reeds and am still using the stock mouthpiece. I got some 3 Rico oranges but they were too hard, now...
  8. Reeds
    Hi! I'm Mizael, I live in Puerto Rico and have been playing sax and flute for approximately 10 years. I mainly play Tenor, but I also own a Soprano and an Alto, and also hope to get a Baritone soon. I created this thread so the members of this excellent forum can share opinions, I based the...
  9. Ligatures
    I have always played Link metal pieces on tenor (despite having tried just about everything else...the love/hate thing). Other than the one Harrison original that came with a piece I bought from Theo W >10 years ago, I have generally used Selmer 404 and 402 pieces, and have learned to modify...
  10. Tenor mpc
    I'm a new SOTW member, I have been playing Alto since 4th grade (4 years), and have now started playing tenor at my band director's request. I am now a high school freshman, and after auditions, 2nd Alto (out of 8) in concert band, and 1st Tenor in jazz band. My band director ordered a tenor...
  11. Baritone mpc
    So I played the Bari in 8th Grade for Jazz Band and had a lot of fun. I am now in 10th grade and want to play the Bari in my Jazz Improv class and my Jazz Band. As I haven't played the Bari a lot, could you please help me decide on which mouthpiece to buy? There are three options (I'll provide...
  12. Reeds
    DISCLAIMER: I'm not trying to bash blue-box Vandorens, though I kind of am. Just keep in mind when I say "Vandoren (reed)" I am referring to Traditional Vandoren reeds. I have not played on V12s, V16s, or ZZs. I have played on Javas, and they were okay, but that's besides the point. Anywho...
  13. Reeds
    I have recently gotten serious about the humidity factor of storing reeds, I used to just put them in a cheapo reed guard and that was it but I have had a rico reed vitalizer case for about 6 months now and I like it. My problem is that I am in my second semester of music school and my main...
  14. Reeds
    Hi! I have already searched the forums for my answer to this question but I'm not really finding it, my saxophone professor had me try some rico reserve classics on my alto, I'm playing on a selmer c*. I was just wondering what is the difference in how rico reserves and vandoren blue boxes are...
  15. Reeds
    So I have college auditions (on tenor) in a couple months, and I'm a little wary of experimenting too much with reeds in case it adversely affects my sound. However, I've recently switched from Rico Jazz Select 3S to Vandoren ZZ 2.5s, and have found that the Vandorens, while I like that they're...
  16. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I’m taking a trip to the Rico Reeds factory today (9/19/12). Any questions you’d like me to ask them? Leave a comment on my blog before 1pm EST (10am Pacific) and I’ll do my best to get it answered. I’ll record some of my visit and send the recap to the players list. Note: I won't be...
  17. Multi Sax!
    I have been flip flopping saxes a lot over the last few years and I have been settled down on alto for about 2 years. I'm just starting my junior year in high school and it turns out that our jazz band (which I have been in on alto for the last 2 years) needs a bari player. We have 2 tenors and...
  18. Ligatures
    Hi, I have a nice Bob Carpenter MP based on the RICO Graftonite M5 Baritone sax MP (It looks like this: http://www.amazon.com/Rico-Graftonite-Baritone-Sax-Mouthpiece/dp/B0002HU8IU ) The problem is the ligature, its a standard 2 screw lig, kinda bent, anyways I'm in the market for a new Lig. I...
  19. Tenor mpc
    Lately (for about the last year or so), I've been playing on a Vandoran T75 gold mouthpiece, with my '64 Mark VI. I love, love, love the sound (for jazz at least). I use this piece for jazz mostly, but it serves me well on rock & roll and even a few ska gigs. It gives a warm, dark, rich tone...
  20. Clarinet
    Yes, in my desperate search for the perfect reed, i can say i've been through a lot. my most recent attempt at finding a decent cut was the Vandoren V12. i find myself constantly rotating between the 3.5+ and 4 thicknesses with my Rico Reserve Classic, so i was stuck as to which thickness i...
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