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Soon I'm going to buy my new sax, but I would like my sound still to be clean, but also to have an edge to it. So nice and loud, clear, and a bit dirty. What is the best set up for this (from experience..)?
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Er, clean AND dirty?

"Have an edge" AND "Edgiest Alto Sound".

I'm not quite sure what you are after. I think clean and dirty come from the player, not the mouthpiece or horn.
 

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How about some more info, Pleeeease. :)
How much money?
 

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gary said:
How much money?
What, to answer the question?

:)

Seriously Gary has a point.

Some more info on your experience, style, budget etc. would be useful.
 

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try a yas -23. bright, powerful sound with edge. easy altissimo and as dirty as you want to play it. good used ones around $ 350 up. you will be very impressed with this horn. one recently won a side by side blind test here on SOTW against the most revered name in saxes. I have four in my stable for instrument grants for local students.if you want to step up then a yas-62II.
try a runyon or JJ classic mouthpiece with a spoiler.
 

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Where is the reading on this blind test for the YAS-23 against vintage saxes? I would love to read this thread.

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search " double blind" then go to the post double blind taste test.
 

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i didn't say vintage but the most revered name in the business. the 23 went up against a Selmer Reference 54 and the 23 was voted overwhelmingly the high end horn in a blind test.
 
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