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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I have a line on a new Yamaha YAS-23, but it's made in China. She bought it new, took 7 lessons, and decided it wasn't for her. It's been sitting in the case for several years. I would like to hear from you if you own, or have owned, one. Thanks, Bob
  2. Jupiter
    Just got one off craigslist for so little it was almost free. Some scratches to the lacquer, but no dings or dents. Plays well with no problems. My other alto is a Japanese-made Vito, a YAS-23 style. I haven't done extensive comparison, but the ergonomics are very similar between the two...
  3. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi everyone, I've played piano my entire life and will be majoring in music this coming fall when I leave for college. About two years ago, I began playing bassoon and I absolutely love it, and now I want to buy myself a saxophone. I think it would be more of a hobby than anything, but if I have...
  4. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    So, my alto is currently a Yamaha YA23, circa 1999-2000. I was thinking of upgrading it a little bit, and went around looking for vintage altos. I came across a guy who's willing to let his 1928 Martin alto go for cheap, to the tune of $125. He says there might be a pad or two that need...
  5. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello! Days ago, I bought my first Saxo, a Yamaha YAS-23 from eBay [Here you can see the listing]. This is my first time with a Saxo and I dont know what should I buy now. I know that I should buy a brand new Mouthpiece (for hygiene of course), I read that the Yamaha 4C mpc is perfect for...
  6. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello, I know almost every thread that I have posted has been about improving my sound, but it has really been bothering me. There was one day this year that I went in to do a pass off in band, (I play on a Yamaha YAS-23), and my band director, who is a saxophone player, said that I really...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I'm having a problem with a Yamaha YAS-23 sax that we just bought. There's a valve in the middle of the sax that stays closed and then lifts when the G#/Ab pinkie key is pressed. Problem is that it doesn't lift. It's not sticking, it just won't lift. I've searched everywhere on the...
  8. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello This is my first post. I am a 32year old Jazz B3 Organist here, and a couple years now, I'm diving in the wonderful world of saxophones. I've always loved the sound of the tenor sax. I found a really good local teacher, bought myself a cheap but in good shape YTS-23 ( $300 ) , took it...
  9. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    So I had pretty much decided now on a Yas-23, as most of the literature I've read on them are very good, but then I ran across a King 660, I can't find much discussions on it, but the few I found were good reviews, anyone here have any opinions? Yas-23 vs King 660 Thanks
  10. Alto mpc
    I have a Yamaha 23, and by mistake I grabbed my tenor mouthpiece (it had been a long day. ha ha). The sound was GREAT!! Now, I'm wondering how I can get that same deep jazzy sound in an alto mouthpiece. I can't even find a brand on the tenor mouthpiece. It's from my old 1970's Yamaha 61. The...
  11. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all, I've read a few old posts about the YAS-23 Alto. But saw nothing about my particular Q. Which is: What is your opinions on a fair/reasonable "lowest" price for a 1984 Yamaha Alto Sax? I mean fair to both buyer and seller - no one getting screwed. I bought it brand new in '84. It's a...
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