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  1. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    So, I was lucky enough to pick up a recent V16 T9 metal piece "Large Chamber" for a silly price. - For those that don't know, the Large chamber is marketed as a 1940's style mouthpiece - I have always wanted to see how these things play, and although a 9 is outside my comfort zone it is a...
  2. Alto mpc
    Hello everyone, recently I ordered a Selmer Soloist C** (modern) for my alto saxophone for the Wind Symphony ensemble I am in. We play a mix of more classical pieces, and sometimes pieces leaning more towards modern jazz. My question to all of you is is that I don't have much experience on...
  3. Reeds
    Well, after extensive experimentation I am settled on alto Rigotti Gold Jazz 2.5 Strong as my current reed of choice. To get here, from Java Red 2.5s which I decided were a bit too dark, I bought complete boxes of different brands and strengths: unopened Rigotti Gold Jazz 2.5 Medium, Java Green...
  4. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I've been looking into getting a new mouthpiece for my alto as of late; more specifically, a Vandoren V16. I play on Vandoren Java Greens/ZZ 2.5 strength and want to stick with them since they've worked the best for me. Currently, I play on a Yamaha 4C, but the tone is way too bright for me, so...
  5. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I've been looking into a better mpc for my alto as of late, and have been looking into a Vandoren V16. Currently, I play on a Yamaha 4C with 2.5 Java Greens/ZZ reeds, which has a very bright tone, and I'm trying to go for something on the warmer side. I'm hoping to stick with 2.5 Greens/ZZs, but...
  6. Alto mpc
    Hi all! I recently had the chance to try a yet-to-be released mouthpiece, the Vandoren Profile AP3. Check out my video review here:
  7. Tenor mpc
    hi, i am playing a vandoren V16 T77 metal tenor mpc. under the believe of any consistency or similarity, i ordered a (new) vandoren V16 T8 ebonite mpc. this mouthpiece does not really sounds alike the metal T77 one. does anybody have any recommendation for a tenor hr/ebonite mpc with somewhat...
  8. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hello all, Two questions: What are your thoughts on the Vandoren Jumbo Java (Blue) mouthpiece (A35)? Should you be able to play a new mouthpiece right out of the box? Thanks!
  9. YouTube videos
    Hey there!!! I'm new here!! I love this site! I would love to share my music with all of you! I'm doing sax covers every week!!! Hope you all enjoy it!!! Feel free to subscribe! Thanks sincerely!!
  10. Alto mpc
    I've been playing alto for two years now, I've been using V16 A5 and a size 3 reed but I want to get a harder sound for rock and that stuff. I'm planning on getting the A55 and size 2 reeds, but I am still afraid it might be too hard to control and blow for me. Can anyone that used an A55 give...
  11. Tenor mpc
    Hello guys, i've been playing tenor saxophone for about a year, so i want to try a new mouthpiece (change my yamaha 4c) and i was thinking of a vandoren v16 t6 HR. What do you guys think? Is it a good option? Thanks in advance
  12. Polls and Surveys
    The future of synthetic reeds This poll is intended to accompany the discussion in this thread: By "introduce," I don't necessarily mean for your favorite horn. They...
  13. Reeds
    Hi all If you, like I was, have been curious about the Vandoren V21 and V12 for sax and haven't tried them yet I created a little video playtesting them against a regular Blue Box reed. They're marketed as classical reeds but I thought that they might work for someone who plays jazz and pop...
  14. Reeds
    I just got an advertising flyer for these reeds with an online purchase and am curious about them. Has anyone played them yet on tenor or soprano?
  15. 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...
  16. Reeds
    Hello everybody on SOTW, does anybody has ever tried that three different type of reeds (specialy for tenor)? And can tell more about the specifity of each ? The more dark, the more bright, the more grainy etc etc Thanks!
  17. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    Hey all, I'm a tenor and alto player currently working on a masters in jazz studies after getting a bachelors in Music Education and classical saxophone, and was looking to start studying the soprano more seriously and regularly. I figured that before I embark on finding a horn that I like I...
  18. Reeds
    Talking tenor. Which brand and number on what tip opening? Played Orange Rico on a 7* for 30 years but the Rico's with the new stamp don't seem to work anymore....i feel lost..
  19. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I recently purchased a vandoren optimum ligature to my bari and it fits not at all on my Roussseau jdx Any tips? Thanks all Nick
  20. Reeds
    Hey everyone, Earlier today I got a box of the new V21 reeds. To get it out of the way my setup is a Yamaha 62 tenor, Vandoren Optimum Tl3 with a M/O ligature. I received a box of 3.5's and here are my thoughts, most directly compared to the standard blue box: Out of the box all I did was wet...