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A cool small bamboo makeup organizer to hold the daily/weekly mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures and other stuff drying in a handy place between sessions. This one has a drawer to store spare patches, reeds, cork grease, whatever.
Bought at a cheap decoration store called Maxi Bazar, you can probably find similar stuff in your country or on the web.
I have cardboard shoe boxes full of horns related stuff, the tens of mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures, straps, etc… we all have. But I always left the pieces currently played lying around. Voilà.
 

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Great idea! Did you line the bottom with anything to absorb excess moisture, or is that no biggee?
Not yet, found it today. I’m thinking about it, maybe simply some absorbing kitchen paper. Open to smart ideas !
 

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Something like that would make sense. Easily discarded from time to time, and not something that might hold moisture against the bamboo, like felt. I really love your idea here, and am going to start hunting for a similar unit.
 

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I'll try with office paper, maybe heavy weight. This will allow to print the shapes of each box, making it easy to cut them out with scissors.
 

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I tend to use one specific mouthpiece for each horn type, but you're right, this already sounds like an outrageous snobbism... My Mom keeps saying "we didn't have all that during the war...."

I was just reading the other day from Phil Woods himself that he did some tenor gigs using his alto mouthpiece in his young years. Definitely a smart guy.
 
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If you need a rack for your mouthpieces... you have too many of them.
If you have more than 28k posts to SOTW maybe you should consider playing your sax more instead of writing about it.
 
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If you need a rack for your mouthpieces... you have too many of them.
Wot?! You trying to start a recession, man? Cover your eyes, 10MFan! Don't look!

Mouthpieces for every room and mood, I say. Soft ones for when your loved ones are trying to sleep. Bright paint peelers for when you're outside.
 
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Wot?! You trying to start a recession, man? Cover your eyes, 10MFan! Don't look!

Mouthpieces for every room and mood, I say. Soft ones for when your loved ones are trying to sleep. Bright paint peelers for when you're outside.
It's a two-edged sword: buy too few mouthpieces and you get a recession, buy too many and you get runaway inflation!
 

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I have a similar small wooden desktop drawer unit that I keep ligs, mpcs, caps in. I lined the drawer with a sham wow cloth so the mpcs don’t slide around. If a particular mpc seems to not be working for me, my tech jokes it just needs some “drawer time” to scare some sense back into it …😀
 

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On weekends, more time, played some sop, alto and tenor today. The horns have their stands, mouthpieces too. I can leave it there until later or tomorrow.
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