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I never use a neckstrap on soprano. That's the advantage of the Mark VI design. The meckstrap makes you play at a clarinet angle. Not good.
Agreed. Unless you have a curved neck or if your aiming for a specific "dark" colour you want to give to your sound, Soprano should be played with a position relatively close to horizontal, which negates all the weight a sax Strap can carry. The way I've been taught is to balance the weight of the horn between your two hands, with the top tooth acting like a pivot: kind of tricky to find the balance first, but works great.
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