Anything that even resembles a chair people will sit on. The chances of you accidentally sitting on your own sax is 100%. Feel lucky?
This. And not having any kids or pets.I keep mine on stands but those stands are very carefully placed where no one can bump them. I suggest if you use a stand to consider their location and placement with the assumption the bizzare and unfortunate may happen.
Not if you are as clumsy as I am. I do sometimes leave the case open on for a little while after swabbing through the body, neck and mouthpiece but otherwise if it's not being played it's in the case.
Leave it on the sofa? Why would you ever leave it on the sofa? You may as well leave it on the roof of your car! I leave my horns on the stand at home. And my stand is on a short pedestal up against a wall with a cabinet on either side so that nothing can bump them. I like leaving them on the stand after playing so they can air dry (swabbing doesn't completely dry them.) and also they're out and at the ready.
Not to mention the 7.1 that hit just yesterday on the same fault. Prescient indeed, Dave. And you are a fair distance from where those quakes hit; your horn may not have stayed upright if they hit closer to L.A.! So yeah, I live near the San Andreas Fault up here in the Bay Area, I'm a geologist and so am aware of what can and will (eventually) happen. I do leave my sax on a stand during breaks on gigs and also at home while taking a break from practicing. But after I'm through for the day, I put it back in its case and leave the case open for a couple of hours for the horn to dry out (after swabbing it). Sometimes I leave it out on the stand to dry, but then I have to remind myself that the 'big one' could hit any time. It's possible in that situation that the sax falling over would not be the worst of my problems, though...See post 14. Today, we had a strong (6.4) earthquake -
Talk about being prescient! DAVE