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I know it's a very personal and subjective issue, but could I please have some recommendations.

I will follow what you say, provided of course, that it is exactly the same as what I want.
 

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Mark VI & NY Meyer, maybe a wanne mpc.

Practice is overrated.
Whatever you do, don't spend hours and hours practicing from the standard/proven method books and ESPECIALLY don't spend hours studying and imitating recordings, absorbing sound, inflection, time feel etc.
The 10,000 hours practice rule never works.

If you don't do any of these you will be a great saxophone player and any problems you have be solved by changing equipment.
You will then be perfectly qualified to hand-out 'professional' advice on forums such as this.
 

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I recommend sprinkling a little salt on hard boiled eggs and not to cook them too long, leaving , if at all possible, a slightly soft yolk.

I also recommend taking long breaks while doing whatever you are doing right now and try to relax your mind which, in all likelihood given the fact that you felt the need to start such thread, needs relaxation!:bluewink:
 

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Some recommendations......

Never try and outdrink a trumpet player
Never give a drummer a set of chopsticks in a Chinese resteraunt
Never let your keyboard player navigate the band van
contrary to normal wisdom singers aren't the real enemy, watch out for guitarists though....
If in doubt- don't
If in doubt- go for it anyway......
 

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Yeah - you need one of those. You really do. No don't listen to those other guys, you really need one of those.
 

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Yeah - you need one of those. You really do. No don't listen to those other guys, you really need one of those.
I recommend that you discard this advise , you don't need one of those you need one of these
 

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and one.......of these

 

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Four fingers of Laphroaig 15year old single malt in a nice Waterford crystal tumbler, with either just a small ice cube or just a bit of cold water. You know you'll want more.........
 

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No white shoes
 

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ALWAYS buy the latest thing out, newer is ALWAYS better..and.. ALWAYS believe those that say slanted sigs & offset stamping make mouthpieces sound better and more valuable. Why even a dime a dozen metal Bergs with this distinction go for $450! There is a sucker born every minute and it should be you..
 

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ALWAYS buy the latest thing out, newer is ALWAYS better..and..
..and always remember everything including the word vintage has got to be worth it too...
 

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Practice is overrated.
Whatever you do, don't spend hours and hours practicing from the standard/proven method books and ESPECIALLY don't spend hours studying and imitating recordings, absorbing sound, inflection, time feel etc.
The 10,000 hours practice rule never works.

If you don't do any of these you will be a great saxophone player and any problems you have be solved by changing equipment.
You will then be perfectly qualified to hand-out 'professional' advice on forums such as this.

+1

Practice IS overrated. What's needed is to spend time on threads like this to get into the heads of other advanced players. Also--forget about going to an instructor--the internet has all you need to be an accomplished player! Finally, you'll sound exactly like Coltrane or Parker as long as you get the same set-up they had.
 

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Oh and please don't try to be an artist. Anything else is fine, as long as you can support your family. Music is not to be taken seriously.
 

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If you like it, go for it !!!!
But don't buy Chinese crap or Taiwanese crap.
Be carefull too with new things. Overpriced and not good quality.
Do not buy second hand stuffs.
The Vintage thing can be very difficult if you're not an expert ( I mean an Forum expert). Too old, too damaged, old but in good condition is always a problem (not been played: why?).
A closet horn? It smells funny.
Can you consider a mouthpiece to be perfect for you only because it works great, sounds good and you're very comfortable with it if it's not a Vintage Link?
That's how I see it, but it will be perhaps a little bit different if I were, let's say.... the seller.
But I'm not, so....
Hope it helps.

After so many good advices, if you still in doubt, I guess you suffer chronic indecision caused by an Italian metallic alloy from an Italian saxophone.
I'll be more than happy to help you with that. I'll take it for free. Don't worry for me, I'm immune to Italian alloys, I played a Borgani once.
You're welcome

I'll PM my shipping address.
I can pay up to half of the shipping cost
 

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Eat more chicken and floss between every meal.

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