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  1. Topic of the Month
    I have a Rampone e Cazzani Alto (pupeschi system) #2082...anyone know where I might be able to find out the year of manufacture and model #?
  2. Tenor mpc
    Hello Everyone! I just want to start off saying that this is is my first posting. After purchasing a vintage conn Tenor and going down the rabbit hole of learning about what it is, I discovered that it is a Naked Lady Transitional from 1934. Now After dragging this thing around with me for a...
  3. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    Hi all I'm searching early jazz and ragtime instructional saxophone methods published during the 20's . Some of the books I'm trying to find: F & U Popular Jazz Saxophone Method The Ernst Modern System of Improvising and Filling in for the Dance Saxophonist 1928 "The Rag-Time Saxophonist"...
  4. Baritone mpc
    I'm probably about to pull the trigger on a Buescher Big B baritone. Unfortunately I'm buying online and haven't played it or any horn like it. I'm getting a little worried about the vintage bari "pickle barrel" mouthpiece intonation issues I've been reading about here, where old baris only play...
  5. Bb Tenor
    Not long ago I made a thread talking about my decision to buy either a Selmer Mark VII or a Cannonball vintage reborn. As you can see I got neither, as my opinion was swayed by literally one youtube video (Link below) and I fell in love instantly. I took to Reverb and found a nice looking...
  6. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi all, I’m about to bite the bullet on a new tenor sax, and I’ve been able to find Mk VIIs in my budget. I am shopping used, and for around the same price I’ve found cannonball vintage reborn tenors (I’ve had the Chance to play them and I really like them) The only issue is, while I love the...
  7. Tenor mpc
    Hi, I am trying a Slant Tone Edge (seems and was told is vintage), which sounds incredible despite chipped tip. While trying to identify the piece, there are two aspects that are intriguing and I have not been able to find an answer to explain them despite extensive search. First , it has a...
  8. Tenor mpc
    Anybody playing these? I'm playing a Four **** refaced to a 6* by Nicolas Trefeil and really like it, it did take a little getting used to
  9. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    After trying to research the subject for quite a while, I have hit the wall. My question is: how would you say the old vintage horns compare to the new models. Please don't get confused by the word "vintage". I think there is a modern model called "vintage". That's not what I mean. I've heard...
  10. Tenor mpc
    Hi! I'm recently bought a berg larsen metal 95/2 SMS and wonder if it could be vintage? I paid like 40$ so I just took a chance. I'm well aware that could just be a regular Berg Larsen and the bite plate is missing.
  11. Sax Body and Finish
    Hello. I have one question. Does it make sense or is it even possible to put lacquer over the patina? In case I have an unlacquered sax and want it to be dark lacquer (rather very dark brown/dark grey than black). I like silver plated saxes but it is a bit of headache from what I know thus I...
  12. King (HN White)
    I would like help from King aficionados about an alto I just acquired labeled Varsity USA. I searched a website of stencil manufacturers and found the Varsity listed as a Conn stencil. But this alto has earmarks of a King horn, ie. beveled key cups, soldered tone holes and pinky table. I...
  13. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Started playing tenor sax many, many years ago. I lucked out and had a great deal on a King Super 20 which I loved to play. Was mostly a beginner about to reach intermediate level, then long story short tragedy struck and I had to sell my horn and I never got back into playing since. Now I want...
  14. Eb Alto
    *******I want to buy an old saxophone,Please help me to identify******* It has embedded " FOREIGN " and " DEARMAN STANDARD MODEL " on the bell I want to know the followings on this.............. Country of made,manufacturing Year, Price range, an advise before buying pictures on sax...
  15. Ligatures
    Hi folks, Anyone knows when Otto Link ligatures became as they are today? Did it change in 60s, 70s, 80s, etc.? Someone is selling a couple of old Otto Link ligatures. He doesn't know how old and I don't have images of them. I heard the old Link ligatures were very good. I tried 4 of the recent...
  16. Baritone mpc
    I just acquired a vintage Bari mouthpiece with no markings on it. Hard Rubber with that vintage smell. To me it smells more like a good Indian curry rather than sulfur like that is so often described. Big open chamber. Very large outside diameter, a Rovner ligature that fits a Selmer S80 is...
  17. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hello sax lovers! I have a question: is there a point to use high step baffle (rock/pop) mouthpieces on very old saxophones from 10-20s? How does it sound like? Does anybody have an example of the sound? Especially interested in tenors Thank you in advance for you comments!
  18. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi everyone! I've recently purchased an old Buescher True Tone Alto sax off eBay. For an old sax that I got for a low price, it plays great (the action is a bit slow but I think I'll be able to fix that by cleaning and roiling the rods). However, I have an extremely hard time getting out a low...
  19. Tenor mpc
    I was just wanting to get some information and opinions (if possible) on an old mouthpiece I was given. I have not been able to find anything on it online so I might already have my answer. I was also told it was a vintage. But it is a tenor Runyon #6 and it has a grey/metal band around the...
  20. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi everyone, so I recently found this old brilhart ebolin streamline mouthpiece serial #5135 in an old mouthpiece drawer and I'm trying to figure out if the ligature is an actual brilhart ligature too. It seems to match the mouthpiece (because streamlines are thinner mouthpieces) but i can't...
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