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  1. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I know this is nikkan saxophone, but there's no exact model name. imperial? tokyo? is there anyone know about this sax? ka
  2. Eb Baritone
    Anyone know why the 82 is around $2,700 more than the 62II? What are you getting for the additional $?
  3. Flute & Piccolo
    I just bought a piccolo (a YPC-62) and was looking at the Yamaha specs website and noticed there aren't any discernable differences between the models. What, if anything (if anyone knows) is the difference between these? (Edited title to say YPC-81, as the YPC-82 has a metal head.)
  4. Eb Baritone
    I have aspirations to own a silver plated one. I’m waiting to hear more about them and see people play And try to play one myself. Obviously, save some money for one too! Any comments on them? I was looking at a Selmer 80 SA II Jubilee too but the 1 year warranty kind of rubs me the wrong way vs...
  5. Eb Baritone
    Looks like the YBS-82 is finally being released and shipped out after a long delay (thanks COVID.) Am I the only person insane enough to even attempt to buy one of these? I sold my YBS-52 about a year and a half ago to get some money and I plan on finishing my performance degree either this...
  6. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey all- I just wanted to get the opinions of everyone on here that has played the Yamaha EX and Z series horns. I currently have a Yamaha YAS-875EXII alto that I love, but haven't gotten to compare it to a Z. I have the opportunity to buy a YTS-875EX at a FANTASTIC price, but was debating on...
  7. Yamaha
    Hi all! The title says it, for the most part. I am an experienced (30-year) bassist, and on alto I'm a middling beginner with a few hundred practice hours behind me, and up to now I've been playing on a Buescher TrueTone, ca. 1926-28 if I recall. I like the horn and its sound. But I certainly...
  8. Eb Alto
    Hi all, I have a great Yamaha YAS-21 that I currently use for my college marching band. A while back, the little nub that connects the side-C key to the key joint snapped off and, since the YAS-21 was such an early model, parts are few and far between. I previously posted on this forum to...
  9. Yamaha
    Hi all, I am in the market for a tenor saxophone after a long break (too long!) from the horn. A reputable dealer in my area has three horns that are within my budget and that interest me. I'm pretty sure that I could make an appointment to try them out (they're just an hour from my home), but...
  10. Eb Alto
    I recently emailed Yamaha Customer Service to inquire about pad sizes for my YAS-21 horn and they emailed me the chart below. I am confused, however, about the pad size that I should select for the pad I need to replace (side C), since there are two sizes listed under YAS-21: 24.3 mm and 24.0...
  11. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I am having an issue and don't know what is causing it as it hasn't happened before and only recently started showing up. I have a Yamaha YAS-280 alto saxophone and have had issues with sticky pads, see this thread...
  12. Clarinet
    Hey all, I'm super excited to finally dive into the doubling world, and I've found a decent enough clarinet on Craigslist. You see, I was searching around Craigslist and Reverb for a Yamaha YCL-250, because based on some posts I've read here, and other articles, they work well enough for...
  13. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Back with the age old instrument debate- Student vs Professional model saxophones. This time I'm featuring one brand - YAMAHA! I compare the YTS-23 with the YTS-62. Have a listen and see if you can tell which is which, and let me know which sound you prefer. Hope you enjoy!
  14. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    For the past couple of months, I've been playing a Selmer AS 100 sparingly (I play bari for all organized events), and have had mixed feelings about it. I really enjoy the lower register of the horn, but feel differently about the upper registers, and the resistance of the overall playing...
  15. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey all! Here's the first video from a new series I'm starting called "Worldwide Sessions." This one features one my best friends in the world, Jeff Reid. Please have a look, let me know what you think, and subscribe for more!! #makejazzfunagain
  16. Oleg Products, Inc.
    We have had the Sax Virtual Audio Lab active on our site for a number of months now and over 250 saxophone audio tests have been taken. At the Audio Lab you will find two blind tests you can take. Each test consists of sounds samples from three different saxophone brands that you can vote on...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello everyone.. Just have a question about beginner horns vs intermediate/pro horns. I am 32 and committed to learning the saxophone - I'm a bit stuck for what to buy as a first horn. I have no friends that play the sax so I don't have anyone to ask for some genuine advice. At the moment...
  18. Eb Baritone
    Has anyone ever owned (or played for a considerable amount of time) a "Purple Logo" Yamaha bari? I am not willing to sacrifice quality for a few hundred dollars difference in price. I now play several times a week, year round. Any and all input is greatly appreciated.
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I am looking for a tenor saxophone. I currently have an alto YAS-23 that I've had several years but would like to branch into a tenor. I'm not sure whether to wait (and save more $$) or jump in at the lower end. At my local repair store they have a Buescher Aristocrat serial 654XXX for...
  20. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    Hi all, Do not really mean for this to be an advertisement, but for those who want to check it out as maybe a new (experimental?) genre for sax, there's an album on iTunes now by The Sax Electric called "Sax in the Digital Age." Lots of stuff going on in these songs (made for headphones...
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