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  1. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi y'all and happy new year full of good vibes! last week I went to Europe's biggest music shop to try out some stuff. As soon as I tested the Jody Jazz Super Jet I was in love head over heals. The sound, the power, the grit, the response, the altissimo just freaking pops out effortless. Phew...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello, my dear friends. Brace yourselves for a really dumb question from an intermediate-level player. During the 17 years that I have been playing, I have used different mouthpieces and different reeds, and found that each mouthpiece had its own unique "sweet spot" on the neck cork, at which...
  3. Misc. Accessories
    Hi, I wonder if there is an android based tuner app that also gives you audible feedback. Most tuners give you a visual feedback, the needle that goes up and down when you play flat or sharp. It would be interesting to have an app that also detects the note you play, and plays it in the correct...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    This was a pretty specific, very fun challenge. A friend of mine in NYC, a great alto player named Jeremy Udden, has gotten totally dialed in on a long shank/conn combo and loves the way it feels EXCEPT that he's right on pitch with the mouthpiece all the way in and the microtuner turned all...
  5. Eb Baritone
    Hi to everyone! I've got a Conn Bari #180xxx Low Pitch, in excellent shape. It plays well with a big sound but... it's really out of tune on some notes, especially from high G to C. There's no suitable position for the mp (I have a Gottsu HS8), it goes too far and drops down. The previous owner...
  6. General Discussion
    Hi All, I thought I was going crazy but my new YAS26 is ridiculously sharp - I play an A and it's practically a C. Play a C and it's a D#. The mouthpiece is about halfway along the cork, and even pulling it right back until it's falling off doesn't come close to the right tuning. What is going...
  7. Eb Baritone
    I have a student with a bari sax that is cursed. Part of the problem is that the neck and body are in 3 pieces and are supposed to be in 2... Fixing it the best I can, when F# is in tune, and everything else is relatively correct (as in tune as you'd expect a saxophone to be), her B is...
  8. Clarinet
    I have been quite curious recently about clarinet design, as I have a variety of clarinets here from different periods to experience the changes over history and brand. I found pointers to a lot of great archival information which I have collected and post here: ARCHIVE POST BEGINS HERE Author...
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Gentlemen of SOTW, I recently purchased my new Barone Classic Tenor a few months ago as a back up horn for gigging. When I first got the horn i noticed that it played incredibly out of tune, on the order of 30-40c sharp The only way to remedy that it was to either pull the mouthpiece out so far...
  10. Bb Soprano
    Hello! This is my first post on this website. So I recently bought an Allora AASS-301 Student Soprano Saxophone for $375 USD and just received it yesterday. Right from opening it, seemed a little odd how the case was somewhat dirty with water stains. Also the Allora logo on the hard case was...
  11. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I am in need of some advice. I am currently playing on a Conn 10m from around 1959, with a Theo Wanne Kali 7* metal mouthpiece, on Vandoren Java 2 1/2 reeds. Most of the notes in each range of the instrument are really sharp. I can get these notes in tune if I am looking at a tuner, but I need...
  12. P. Mauriat
    I've been playing baritone for over 20 years, so I'm no stranger to it (my primary horn). My baritones of choice for the past 15 years have been Conn 12m's. Two weeks ago I got a Mauriat PMB-302. I love how it plays, the action, response, feel, look, etc. However, I'm having trouble getting...
  13. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi guys, I'd like to think I'm a (reasonably) seasoned player, but I'm having some big issues with tuning since my trumpet buddy has bought a new horn and as you can imagine it's driving me absolutely mad. I play most of the time in a section with said trumpeter, and 'till now we've been ok...
  14. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    While practicing long tones, I have recently noticed that my G notes (low and high) are consistently sharper than all other notes I play. Is this a common problem for saxophones, or something wrong with my embouchure?
  15. Bb Soprano
    Hi, I bought a Buescher TT soprano and love the tone on it. I am new to soprano, mainly playing tenor, but this instrument seemed to play beautifully in tune with itself straight out of the box. Only trouble was that when I checked with a tuner I found I was playing a full semitone flat with...
  16. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Anybody playing a horn that Lance did? Or a Mpc made by him? He seems a very interesting guy...
  17. Clarinet
    Hi guys, i have a pretty big problem here. I've had this problem for a while, but now it's really important. With the biggest seating audition i've ever had coming up in a few weeks, i have to ensure the intonation between my R13 Bb and my E11 A clarinet is as close to perfect as possible. All...
  18. Bb Soprano
    hey guys, bought a 1928 true tone sop today and am playing an otto link 6* tone edge. im liking the tone im getting but im having intonation problems, im playing quite flat even though the mouthpiece is all the way up the cork. any advice on how to develop my soprano chops to fix this or could...
  19. Eb Baritone
    Hello everyone. To get my bari in tune I've had to slide the mpc way down beyond the cork. This is true using my standard yamaha 5c and my Rico Graftonite B7 mpc. It plays well once I've made the adjustment and I can totally live with it. I've read in various places online that there is no limit...
  20. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I would like to play in tune. I'm having difficulty understanding what this means, and I would greatly appreciate hearing from those of you who do understand. Here's a summary of what I think I know, and what difficulties and questions I have. Equal temperament is how pianos and my electronic...
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