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It's easy to get myself in trouble I suppose, but I finally sold a tuba I've been holding onto for a while, and I've splurged a bit on my bass sax.

I ordered a Jody Jazz DV bass mpc with the 8 facing, and a Cronkinte bag through local shop. It's nice to treat yourself sometimes!

What toys and accessories are you treating yourself to this summer?
 

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The Jody Jazz DV bass MP is a good MP. I have one. Not sure if it's a 7 or an 8.

If yours comes with the "H" ligature be advised that lig will slip on the MP if you look at it wrong. I intend to replace it with a Rovner one of these days. Also the cap that comes with the MP I find troublesome as it's so tiny and oddly shaped you can't just hang in on something (top of flute, slip it over the cap of another sax, etc) like a normal one, you kind of end up having to put it in your pocket. That's a hassle for me if I am sitting down and wearing a shirt without a shirt pocket, because then I have to twist around to put the tiny little cap in my pants pocket and take it out again. Seems like a lot of complaining about an incidental accessory but I have my ways of dealing with saxophone hardware and I want them all to work the same.

So my recommendation would be to keep the very good mouthpiece, ditch the ligature and cap and replace them with Rovner and a standard type cap.

Of course the standard YMMV disclaimer always applies.
 

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The Jody Jazz DV bass MP is a good MP. I have one. Not sure if it's a 7 or an 8.

If yours comes with the "H" ligature be advised that lig will slip on the MP if you look at it wrong. I intend to replace it with a Rovner one of these days. Also the cap that comes with the MP I find troublesome as it's so tiny and oddly shaped you can't just hang in on something (top of flute, slip it over the cap of another sax, etc) like a normal one, you kind of end up having to put it in your pocket. That's a hassle for me if I am sitting down and wearing a shirt without a shirt pocket, because then I have to twist around to put the tiny little cap in my pants pocket and take it out again. Seems like a lot of complaining about an incidental accessory but I have my ways of dealing with saxophone hardware and I want them all to work the same.

So my recommendation would be to keep the very good mouthpiece, ditch the ligature and cap and replace them with Rovner and a standard type cap.

Of course the standard YMMV disclaimer always applies.
I already have a replacement Rovner Light ligature!! haha
 

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It's easy to get myself in trouble I suppose, but I finally sold a tuba I've been holding onto for a while, and I've splurged a bit on my bass sax.

I ordered a Jody Jazz DV bass mpc with the 8 facing, and a Cronkinte bag through local shop. It's nice to treat yourself sometimes!

What toys and accessories are you treating yourself to this summer?
So far, I have ordered a new 'saxello'-type soprano. I can only hope it plays as good as the last one which is still viable after 20 years, but frankly I just wanted a new horn, and the gaudier the better. This one is matte gold with bright gold key work and predominantly blue abalone touches. So I gather you will carry your bass sax in a gig bag? That's brave.
 

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So far, I have ordered a new 'saxello'-type soprano. I can only hope it plays as good as the last one which is still viable after 20 years, but frankly I just wanted a new horn, and the gaudier the better. This one is matte gold with bright gold key work and predominantly blue abalone touches. So I gather you will carry your bass sax in a gig bag? That's brave.
Who's the maker?
 

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Chinese, who knows? Its the good design that was used by LA Sax and WWBW 20 years ago with the big bell and Yana features, same as my old one. Coming out of Shandong.
 

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So far, I have ordered a new 'saxello'-type soprano. I can only hope it plays as good as the last one which is still viable after 20 years, but frankly I just wanted a new horn, and the gaudier the better. This one is matte gold with bright gold key work and predominantly blue abalone touches. So I gather you will carry your bass sax in a gig bag? That's brave.
Well I have the original case falling to bits, and a new case price... I got a deal on the bag!
 

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Its interesting that you can now find good mouthpieces for bass sax. I've seen guys using baritone Level Airs barely hanging off the end of the neck.
 

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I just got a C soprano! Neat little horn, with such a wee little bell. It's hard to keep it in tune (which is not the same thing as having poor intonation; the horn itself is excellently in tune, but it's just very very sensitive, especially to the embouchure of a baritone specialist).

By the way this came from Bruce Bailey and everything about the transaction was first rate.

About a year ago, I got a Bb soprano! It's also been a lot of fun trying to come to grips with the slightly bigger cousin of the C soprano. The whole thing came about when I played a trad gig on sax (I usually play bass or bass sax) and when I showed up there was no cornet player. So I played the cornet lead lines through the whole gig on my previous soprano. That whetted my appetite for a better horn; leading me to the current Buescher True Tone.

By the way, I got that one from Junkdude Dave and again everything about the transaction was first rate.
 

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I just realized, this has broken my streak, and I was doing so well!!!

My GAS had been so well in remission, I have gone without a sax mouthpiece purchase since 2009! Hopefully, this isn't breaking the dam and leading to another expensive habit!
 

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Update:

Received my Jody Jazz DV Bass piece yesterday in time for a rehearsal day, and holy geez it is awesome!!! They body of sound is huge, and my control over intonation and my flexibility is fantastic.

I should've done this sooner!
 

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I have to admit this has been a GAS year.... Chinese made 'Nino....with a Selmer HR mouthpiece and an old Metal Yani mouthpiece. But the real pleasure has been the Sakkusu Bass from Sax.Co.UK. Jody Jazz DV 7 mouthpiece....SaxRax Bass Stand....but the killer piece was the old Vintage Selmer Bass Mouthpiece.....E Facing. Makes that Bass play like a total dream....smooth...in tune...projects well and works well with Legere Reeds. Ordered a metal Selmer ligature, one screw, that works perfectly well. Happy with that Bass set up....just want to tweak ligatures for the Jody Jazz DV....nope, no H ligature with that one...but not in love with the Rovner Dark that came with it. It works...ok...but not really what I want.
 

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It's been a dark year, but I don't mind a thread like this being revived to bring a wee bit of gassy joy to the community! I haven't bought anything directly saxophone-related this year, besides reeds, but plenty of audio toys...

Microphone: 3U Audio Warbler, absolutely love it

Plugins: way too many, mostly from Brainworx. SSL, Neve, and Focusrite console emulators, Ampeg and Friedman bass/guitar amp emulators, all of which are killer... Oberhausen soft synth plugin, sounds fantastic... also the Waves REDD tube console emulator which might be my most-used plugin of all, it just sounds fantastic. I technically got the Soundtoys bundle in 2019, but it's seen a ton of use this year.

And the latest addition, about which I'm very excited indeed: finally stepped my audio interface game up significantly to an RME Babyface Pro FS. It's absolutely wonderful. Preamps, UI, and audio/digital conversion are the best I've ever experienced, at least in my home studio. Very happy to have another piece of gear that I won't have to replace for a very, VERY long time since RME supports their products and updates their drivers pretty much forever!
 
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