Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2007-
alto: 82Zii/Medusa/Supreme, tenor: Medusa, bari: b-901, sop, sc-990
Milandro. Are the arms still bendable/adjustable to fit one’s back?
Push the cord out the back to expose the knots, cut one of the strings and tie a new knot: problem solved.My complaints about my (older model) Saxholder have been:
1. Arms flipping out of their detents unexpectedly, causing awkward and/or risky instability of the sax.
2. The cord being too long to support a Conn 6M alto properly (head upright, mouthpiece fully in mouth).
3. The grippy rubber "teeth" on the shoulder pieces getting tangled in long hair and making playing with, say, a hoodie a hassle.
It looks as though they've solved issue no. 1. No way of knowing about issue no. 2 and issue no. 3 seems unresolved with a slightly different design.
yes,in multiple places but I didn't need to bend anything. The standard position now shows the the arms coming towards each other and meeting virtually in a single spot crating a " neck wrap" so to speak. They suggest to bend the rods if they touch your clavicles but they didn't touch mine.Milandro. Are the arms still bendable/adjustable to fit one's back?
I am not absolutely sure about reading about it here on SOTW (it may have been somewhere else), that but there was news of the Saxholder Pro around March-April when it was introduced at Frankfurt Musikmesse. I didn't go to the Messe (I used to), or maybe I am just imagining it.I just bought mine in March. Wish I'd have known they would be upgrading it two months after I bought mine..
the shoulder straps cannot slip now, impossible, they are locked. I modified the old model with a carabiner to held them locjed this one has no such need. Try it.I've tried these and I don't feel secure with the shoulder straps that can slip. I guess I might feel different if I suffered with neck pain but I don't. I will continue to use my Cebulla strap as it's never failed me.
The new abdominal support is lockable it doesn't move up or down once locked. Of course you will feel more pressure on one side if you play that way than the other but the arms stay locked and don't move like the abdominal support. I didn't need to reshape anything because now the arms are re-configured . Just Joe strap is an outstanding product but a VERY different one for different people and with different needs. They are not alternative. You either go for one or the other. I have both by the way.Yesterday I purposely played on the side to test.
It is possible to do but it is less comfortable (but this position is less comfortable for me anyway) without any major ill effects.