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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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!
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Clarinet
    Hi - just started to play clarinet again after 25 years. I have had my instrument serviced, Artly 70S. It's playing well. I'm wondering about a good next upgrade especially to develop tone. It has a Yamaha 6C mouthpiece. Unsure if this is any good. I enjoy playing it and doesn't pose any...
  15. Eb Baritone
    Hello, I have the opportunity to buy a YBS-61 in excellent condition for 2.2 K. I will be trying it in couple of days and I would like to determine if this model has potentially the incorrect factory placement of the keys that created problems with 2nd G , G Sharp sound. The sax is a Low A...
  16. Keilwerth/H-Couf
    Heya all, I recently acquired a Julius Keilwerth EX90 Series III alto. I'm in love with the way it looks, and the ergonomics, but not with the way it sounds. I currently play on a Beechler Bellite 7, with either Rico Jazz Select 3S reeds or Legere Signature 2.5 (depends on the venue). My main...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, At the moment I am in the process of buying a new saxophone. I tried a few horns in the shop and the Yamaha Custom 875EX and the Yanagisawa AW01 are my favorites. In terms of sound I’m leaning more towards the Yamaha, but the Yanagisawa feels better action-wise. One thing: with the...
  18. Yamaha
    I currently play on a Custom EX (Series I) but when I purchased it I did not have many options to try out. If I remember correctly I tried out a Yamaha Custom Z (Series II), a Yamaha 62 (Series III), and a Yamaha 475 along with my EX of course. I wasn't impressed with the custom Z I thought that...
  19. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    So I'm in the market for a new sax, and I'm looking at the Yamaha YAS 62III. There is a silver model (which i really like) and a normal gold lacquer version. I was wondering what the difference in sound would be vs the two. I'm a classical player too.
  20. Clarinet
    Behold my first clarinet that is sure not to impress. Exciting for me anyway, I immediately put it together. And...then decided to read directions online and put it together again. It's a great clarinet that sounds amazing. Okay okay, you got me. I couldn't make an R13 sound amazing...
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