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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all, I help out with a high school band and their best bari sax is a Yanagisawa B-901 that is having some issues with the low C# (C#3?) and also the low B key. When held in a very vertical position the keys seem to work normally. However, when the kid that plays it sits (and this instrument...
  2. Alto mpc
    Hi, I have been playing sax for 3 years. I think now is a good time for me to upgrade my setup. I will be purchasing new sax, and would like new gear to match it. The sax I will likely get is a YANY A901. In the mpc setup, I would like a dark sound, a bit darker, but just as jazzy as Eric...
  3. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi all, I have a gleaming, shiny Yana 901. When I play it I really have to pump some air through it to get it to sound ok. Palm key notes are a real problem: I have to ready my self when I move from low to high and vocalise quickly, otherwise the sound comes out low or just plain bad. Here's...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    . Dear friends, I've been playing a Yanagisawa 901 soprano for about ten years now, and a 901 tenor, as well. I noticed that, every six months to one year, I had to adjust one little screw on each, and then each was back to playing well for another six months or more. On the tenor, it was...
  5. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    I'm not a fan of the internet, but I'm a big believer in giving praise when it's due. I know that there are already many threads praising Joe's work, but one more can't hurt. I'll hit the highlights and will elaborate if there are questions or comments. I was on a quest to darken up my...
  6. Eb Alto
    Hi guys, I've been fighting with my sound color of my alto. My setup is Yani A901, Beechler Bellite #6 Metal mpc and Plasticover reeds (2.5) and I don't like my sound especially low register. It sounds very dully. I tested my setup also with other altos: new Selmer, P. Mauriat, iAS62 and older...
  7. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I would first like to say that after a few months of using this website I finally decided to make an account :) I personally think there are a great amount of knowledgable people on here, and would like to thank you for the time. I feel it is important to mention that I am currently in...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Alrite, above is the octave key assembly on my Yanagisawa 901 alto. Could I get a picture of someone's properly working octave assembly from that angle? It seems to me that there's a small gap on one of the parts, and it's causing a lot of play in the action when I press the octave key. It was...
  9. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi, i am a (small)14 year old, and I would like some advice. I have been playing the alto for nearly 4 years and I am doing my grade 7 (I have got a YAS 275). But the school swing band needs a new tenor saxophone player because the tenor saxophonist has left, (i was playing 1st alto) but now I...
  10. Yanagisawa
    I've got an interesting problem. I was warming up with some scales on my near new A901 when suddenly I couldn't play a high G (normal scale, I can't play above standard high F#). It played something like a high B instead. Then I realised that low D, E, F played an octave higher. They were...
  11. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Overall what is a better horn. The Yanagisawa A901 or the Yamaha 62. The YAS 62 is slightly more expensive new. Whereas Yanagisawa might be cheaper because they are just not as popular. Any thougths on these two horns?
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