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I saw on BBC TV a bari player called Jim Corry http://www.jimcorry.co.uk/ playing at Glastonbury in the horn section for Amy Winehouse. His baritone had an interesting looking long peg or spike that supported the horn for playing standing up.

I tried to capture some stills from the TV broadcast that show the spike. It looks like it is attached from the back of the bell brace to a point near the bow. The balance of the horn looks about right.

I did try contacting Jim Corry about this spike thing and also the two repairers local to him that I thought might have made it for him, but I never heard back.

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Dont want to get burned for unearthing an old thread but i have some information regarding these spike things.

Its likely it was lent/made for him from a guy called Joel Purnell. Jim and Joel are some of the best sax player's in the north of england, and i happen to have Jim as my teacher this year. He is insane, check him out, such a soulful player and guy.

Anyways here is an example of Joel's tenor spike -

And here is his website - http://www.joelpurnell.com/#

When i spoke to him about it he said it is specific to his horn and it was this holding back patent or production or something. Also it works in conjunction with the ring between the body and bell. He says it takes the strain of his back and leaves him free to play. "Havent done a gig without it since" were his words i believe.
Thanks for the information - that's very interesting. Looks unusual on tenor, but it seems to work for Joel.

If Jim is your teacher, could you ask him specifically about his bari spike and maybe get some pictures ?

Thanks

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Sure il ask him a week today when i have a lesson (which is always the highlight and focal point of the week!)

Do you need it cause you have back problems, or are you just generally looking to take the strain of bari away?
Just interested really. I play bari sitting down in big band and alto/tenor standing in other bands.

There is some chance that I will play bari in a horn section and I am interested in the technical side of saxes as I'm an engineer. This looks like a neat solution.

Rhys
 
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