I actually use one and did a review. No, I use two. But not at the same time. I keep one with a shorter strap that fits with my bass and the other one for alto tenor and baritone. It's been a life saver me.. Perhaps the next review can be from someone who actually uses one.
I'll look into merging all the threads.Following up any previous thread has the advantage to cause an alert to all the participants which are obviously interested people. Opening new threads on matters previously covered by others only disperses information.
I play standing up 99% of the time and always hold the horn out front and I have blemishes all around the hook ring area, which is where the horn contacts the end of the chest piece. I could avoid them by not extending the belly support to the optimal position or covering it with a thin foam piece but I really don't care about a few lacquer chips and wear marks.Not sure about that video. I have 4 JazzLab Harnesses. One in each case -Alto, Tenor, and Soprano and one at school where I teach. A real saxophone life saver as I was having so much pain from a traditional strap I nearly had to stop playing altogether. I’ve been using one exclusively for 2 years with no horn scratching, horn hasn’t fallen off the hook, and the harness hasn’t snapped from adjusting. They do look funny so I always wear black. Perhaps the next review can be from someone who actually uses one.
Interesting. I find that I have a lot more freedom of movement than any other harness I've tried, very much like a standard neck strap but without the neck stress. I also would not consider this unit a harness at all, rather an over-the-shoulder hanger with a belly stabilizer. I consider a harness something that straps around the chest with straps over the shoulders...like a bra or a pet harness with a horn hook. On second thought, isn't this thing called the JazzLab Sax HOLDER, not sax harness?Holds the sax too close to the body for my taste. I prefer the Balam or Marmaduke ideas better.
Not a new versus old thing, but I weigh 80 pounds less now than I did about 4 years ago when I got my saxholder...I hated it when I was 5'8" and 275#: I couldn't make the hard and pointy shoulder "pads" to bend in any way that made it comfortable for me to wear and I almost sold it. One day I decided to try it again and I loved it: I was about 225 then. Now I'm +/-195 (still 5'8" HAHAHA!) and continue to feel it's the best strap thing I've ever used. Great idea to secure the back pieces as others mentioned above, going to start doing it. The only flaw I find with it now is that when bending forward one or both of the back pieces can, and often do, come off the shoulders and present a dangerous moment. Securing the pieces will eliminate that big time design flaw problem completely.I'm going to get one of these. Is there anything I should know about new models vs old models? Or do I just call up ww&bw and ask them to send me the jazz lab saxholder harness in stock?
With the greatest respect.Guys if you like the Jazzlab please try the Hooki. It is an absolutely awesome design. It might take a while for the word to spread as this is a small German company but once it does everybody will be using a Hooki.
Half the saxholder for 3x the price .....
I thought the same until I talked to someone that uses one and then bought one myself. If you tried one you would change your mind. There is absolutely no asymmetrical pull, the weight is distributed perfectly evenly. When I realised what an amazing and perfect and innovative design it was I thought it is worth the high price.