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  1. Eb Alto
    Hello, Does anyone have some advice on voicing middle D (and, to an extent, middle C, although I think I've improved on that one quite a bit)? My middle D consistently plays around 30 cents sharp and is much stuffier/airier than the notes around it; i.e. E and F and middle C with the low C...
  2. Eb Baritone
    So, my new baby (10 year old YBS_52) is stuffy, top to bottom, and much less free blowing. Got frustrated today to the point that I went back to the college horn for the remainder of my practice.... Same mouthpiece and tried 4 reeds before swapping horns (the college's YBS-52 of similar age...
  3. Reeds
    Hey all, I've had the strangest thing happen to me these past couple of weeks. Almost exactly as it started to warm up here in Connecticut about two or three weeks ago, I felt like all of my reeds became incredibly stiff. It may not be too noticeable to the listener, but every reed just feels...
  4. Selmer (Paris)
    Hey guys :) Sorry in advanced if this becomes long... After playing my series II for 7 years, I've found that it has a stuffy, generic quality to the sound. I didn't notice this much in high school (I mean, any professional horn was amazing compared to my student horn :P), but over the years...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have a Buescher Aristocrat 140 Alto (sn: 333xxx) that has an issue with stuffy/flat low notes, especially low D. It has been checked recently for leaks and some minor leaks were addressed, but it still has the problem. The setup is HR Otto Link Tone Edge 6* mouthpiece with D'Addario 2H filed...
  6. Tenor mpc
    I recently acquired a new Otto Link New York Tenor #6 Mouthpiece. I'm using it on a Cannonball Leibman Model Tenor. Seems I can't use anything stronger than a # 2 reed or the horn becomes very muddy and hard to blow. Feels like there is a rag stuffed in the bell.... Is it too much mouthpiece...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi everyone, Just bought a new Reference 54 alto and it plays awesomely in every way, EXCEPT for the 3 palm keys. They are really hard to get! Altissimo is easy and smooth, mid range is easy, low notes are full and doesn't gurgle at all. Its just those 3 notes that are problematic. It is hard...
  8. Reeds
    Hey guys, I've been trying to adjust some reeds now, but with minimal success. If a reed is stuffy at D2 to G2, what do I do to it? Thanks, Brandon
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    A while back I about a Lyon & Healy soprano from Junkdude and it is such a pleasure to play with great intonation that it has become my favorite straight sop. To the point where, when I saw another one up for sale on eBay just a few S/N different than mine, I bought it, sent it to a good tech in...
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