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  1. Tenor mpc
    Hi, I have read threads on upgrading from a 4c and threads about the Vandoren v16 series. I'm really wanting to try the large chamber, but can't try one in person and don't want to get something way too far above me. I last played tenor 40 years ago - I was using a Link 8* with a 4 Rico reed...
  2. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, SOTWers- I'm in high school and have been playing alto sax for about seven years. I guess you could call me an advanced intermediate player. Currently I use a Selmer La Voix II alto sax which I've had for about 5 years. My mouthpiece is a V16 a6 and my reeds are java red 3's (I've tested a...
  3. Eb Alto
    Hey guys! New poster here. :hello2: I just finished up my freshman year of high school, currently my fourth year of playing alto sax in a "concert" setting, as well as marching. I also produce some music at home where I do classical and jazz. Where I'm going with this is I'm not satisfied...
  4. Clarinet
    Good morning, Is the Allegro an upgraded instrument compared to the regular 450N? I am looking to buy an intermediate clarinet for our granddaughter who has outgrown her resin unit. Thanks much for your input. Mike
  5. Bb Tenor
    Hello all, New member long time player Been playing for about 15 years, professionally since 2008. Full time musician and private teacher. Owning too many saxes to know what to do with. But looking for new gigging horn. Currently own but rarely play: Conn 10m tenor, 6m lady alto, New Wonder...
  6. Forum Problem Reports and Questions
    All underlying software components needed to run this Forum (and other SOTW pages) are now in need for updating. For this project the Forum will be turned off on Thursday starting circa 12 noon GMT (8 AM EDT – Eastern Daylight Time). This effort will take approx. 6-10 hours. Will post closer...
  7. Kessler Saxophones
    Hello Everyone, Many years ago, I was a really good clarinet player and a mediocre alto player. Started off with a borrowed Yamaha 23 and then bought a '34 Conn 6M. I played the Conn for a few years (despite the need for repairs and adjustments and a mouthpiece that matched, neither of which I...
  8. Yamaha
    Hello all I am a sophmore studying at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. My major is in sax performance and my setup is a 1948 Conn 10m tenor and a current production Link 6* I am deeply in love with my horn as it was sold to me by my private teacher for many years and he owned it...
  9. Alto mpc
    So I currently play alto and bari and I'm looking to upgrade my alto mouthpiece. The one I use right now is from a brand called Hermes. It came with the alto I got from a friend. It's an ok mouthpiece and it plays decently, but I'm looking for a better one that will really show off my skill. My...
  10. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I am going to upgrade to a different tenor sax and spent the past few days trying out horns at private dealerships and shops. Out of the 20+ that I tried, I have two favorites. From what I have found through my research, both are priced right. One of them is a vintage horn with a great...
  11. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I have been playing alto saxophone for about 5 years now, and I am going into my freshman year. My current saxophone is a beginner Selmer AS300, and I bought it used. I have learned and practiced a lot using this saxophone, but I feel that it is time to upgrade. I have already upgraded my...
  12. Eb Alto
    I am a Freshmen in high school and have been playing Alto since 6th grade, and I am looking for an upgrade under $3,000. I am currently playing on what I do believe is a Yamaha YAS-200AD, which is valued at like $600 I think. My private instructor Ron Jones suggested for me to get something in...
  13. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I've been playing saxophone for a number of years and have pretty much only had experience with one horn (my own) as I grew up in Brazil and was satisfied with it because it was all I knew. Unfortunately as i am now in music college I am having a hard time playing repertoire that require more...
  14. Clarinet
    I posted a similar thread to this except about a doubler's flute, and that proved quite popular so I thought I'd pose the same question to all you clarinet players! I am 15 years old and have been playing sax for about 6 or so years and am at a pretty high standard. I am starting to do a lot of...
  15. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I know there are a few other threads asking about upgrades, and I've looked them over but I'm still unsure... so I apologize if this subject seems repetitive. I've been playing my YAS-23 for over five years now, currently with a Vandoren AL3 mouthpiece, and my Symphony Band audition was a couple...
  16. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello SOTWers I've had a '59 (803XXX) Conn Shooting Star since the 5th grade. Played through high shool, did concert band, jazz band, marching band, etc. but stopped when I went to college. Am now in grad school and have picked up the horn again and about 2 years into playing with a fun group...
  17. Eb Alto
    I've been playing very seriously for the last 2 years and have progressed quite well until now. I own a YAS62 silver plate. I managed to get a G1 neck for it from Matthewsmusic. The sound is better. But... The high C, C# and E, F and F# are seeming too sharp when I test with a chromatic...
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