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I am a 14 year old Freshman male that has been playing alto for 4 years now and recently acquired a Wexler silver or nickel plated sax (can't tell which but it is a lot heavier than my old one) and was playing great on it up to about a month ago. I started playing anywhere from 10-15 measures in a breath and then having to stop playing and actually breathe out. I switched from a Rico Royal 3.5 to a Rico Lavoz Medium-Soft around that time, so the problem may be the reed. But I'm also a cross-country runner, and when I'm done with my race (3.1 miles) I am not having any problems breathing. I also played the Bari using a 3.5 Vandoren reed for about a year up from December 2010 to January 2011. I started practicing an hour every day since about August and have been playing an hour every day (along with the hour practicing) at my school, and an additional hour before school 3 days a week for Jazz Band and Private Lessons all the time using my Wexler. So I'm pretty much giving you guys as much info as I think you guys need, because this breathing problem has really been bugging me and has been messing up my sound. Please help me.