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  1. Reeds
    I was talking to my saxophone teacher this evening and she mentioned that she 'seals' new reeds by sanding them lightly with 400 grit sand paper. So I asked her if she ever really tried sealing a reed with something like shellac? She recoiled at this apparently horrible idea. I dabble in...
  2. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    Greetings! Right now I'm playing on an Otto Link STM 7 for tenor, and I love the sound but I'd like to move up in opening. I'm looking to get an 8*, but I was wondering the best way to go about it. The table on my 7 isn't too good and I don't get a very good seal, and I don't want that to be...
  3. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    I have a recent-model STM NY model, tip opening 7. I use the stock ligature and Red Java 3.5 reeds. I really love the sound I get from the piece (classic hard bop sound, exactly what I'm going for), but I have a recurring issue that has me wondering about the facing curve: There is this...
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