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  1. Eb Alto
    Hello! This is a pressing issue since I'm in a school band and need to figure it out pronto! I started playing saxophone a little over a year ago and have been pretty good at it. My embouchure still needs work but it's decent, and I rarely squeak on notes. But recently, I started playing a new...
  2. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I have a great early 90s alto sax Selmer C*, which I love and I have never ever squeaked on it, but I've recently joined a jazz marching band for adults and I want something with more power and flexibility. In the past I've tried many other mouthpieces, trying to get out of my rut, but I always...
  3. Tips and Techniques
    I know there is a whole thread about squeaking but I didn't find there what I wanted. So, about four months ago I switched from Yamaha 4C mouthpiece to Berg Larsen 110 2 SMS. I thought it will be difficult but finally it was quite okay. That time I had - I think - 1,5 Vandoren V16 reed (I'm not...
  4. Tips and Techniques
    I've been playing alto sax for about 5 years now, and lately I've been having a bit of a problem in the upper register. (Specifically high D, E, and F especially) Like any player, I assumed my sax had a leak or some other issue in it, but after having my repair guy look at it, and even after...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey, everyone! This is my first post on SOTW, but I've been reading the discussions for a long time. Hopefully this gets seen by some people—I could really use the help! Thanks in advance for having me. My name's Justin, and I'm an incoming freshman in college majoring in saxophone...
  6. Tenor mpc
    Hi all, I have just upgraded my Otto link tone edge (ebonite) - it was a 6-STAR tip opening (95) and I have just purchased a Lebayle metal jazz tenor mpc (7-STAR = 105 tip opening). My problem is I have gone from no squeaking at all to chirping and squeaking like I remember doing when I first...
  7. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hey folks, Wondered if any of you could help. I'm a professional saxophonist doubling clarinet & flute. I think I've developed what golfers call a 'shank'! Basically my alto (selmer series 3) playing has taken a dive. I'm getting a stiff jaw & fatigued really quickly. Have switched to softer...
  8. Yamaha
    Title says it all. I don't know why but my G (on top of staff) and sometimes my G#/Ab (still on top) always go to overtones when I'm switching from anything without using the octave key to it. I know it's not my embouchure because I've played on others and they're perfectly fine. This happening...
  9. Selmer (Paris)
    I just bought this Mark VI 193*** a few days ago for 4G and I go away for a couple weeks specifically for Saxophone Buisness tomorrow. I've been told to watch out for Mark VI's between 170 and 200 because some were hit and miss and this is definitely a hit. The guy who sold it to me took it was...
  10. Alto mpc
    I am a fairly experience player and have played for about 8 years. I just bought a new saxophone because my old one was way out of date, and I was told I needed to get a more advanced one by many professionals and peers. I got my new one, played it, and it was fantastic. I told the man that I...
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