I am interested in many aspects of saxophone acoustics.
Here is one aspect that I see mentioned frequently but not discussed: the importance or function of "thin rails" in a saxophone mouthpiece.
It is probably common enough that I don't need to cite this idea, but you will find...
Just last week I was playing on 2.5 Vandoren alto sax blue box reeds. I felt they were getting thin so I moved up to a 3 and had a nice but airy tone. I kept on playing on them for the rest of he week in order to move up.But for some reason, all of a sudden, 2.5 and 3 reeds have become...
I recently got a Barone Hollywood 8 in a trade, and its sounding pretty good. I love the low register and the middle register on it. When I get higher, like above A2, it gets really shrill and easy to get out of tune, it feels like there is so little resistance up there, and it...
I have a Theo Wanne Kali, and I feel it is a bit too bright and thin, especially in the higher register. Is there something a person who works on mouthpieces can do to help that? I heard that lowering the baffle might help??