After seeing how popular this thread was in the Tenor section. Why don't we give it a shot here? My alto setup is as follows: Selmer Mark VI Alto Early Babbit Otto Link 6* mouthpiece Francois Louis "Ultimate" ligature and smart cap Runyon Palm Key Risers Vandoren or Rigotti Reeds Oleg...Last Post By: Saxofarian 07-21-2016, 05:01 AM
I was thinking: Why let players of MK6, Super 20, and other great horns have all the fun with their clubs? So, let's start one with Yamaha's legendary horn, the original 62 Series (mostly recognized with a purple, silkscreened Yami logo). Mine is a YSS-62. What have you got? Feel free...Last Post By: MrBlueNote Today, 12:36 AM
Dearest fellow saxophone players and lovers, We are very proud and overjoyed to announce that, after a period of extensive testing en trying, we are releasing our brand new Blue Rose saxophones (Alto and Tenor) into the world this weekend :). We've done our utmost to create something:...Last Post By: Pete Thomas 07-21-2016, 06:00 PM
This month's tune will be "Body & Soul", an absolutely essential tune every musician (jazz or otherwise) should learn. I can't believe we've gone all these years without this tune ever being called! I will be posting some practice materials in the next day or two, but for now everybody start...Last Post By: Swaman Today, 04:04 AM
Hello, I'm a sax player, these days mostly bari. I play with local big bands and would like to learn clarinet, so I can play big band parts and also try musical theatre. I don't know squat about clarinets. A friend suggested a beginner Yamaha model, anybody have some opinions for me? MelLast Post By: scottbier11 07-20-2016, 10:50 PM
If you use the search function, you will find quite a few reviews of Chinese saxophones. They will tell you very quickly what the problems are. One thing you'll discover that it isn't like comparing...Currawong Today, 08:49 AM
I we had a precise (and widely shared) idea of what makes a "good" instrument, the sax would be easier to improve!Alain Gen Today, 08:46 AM
+1! Shortcuts often come with... shortcomings.
What DarrellMass describes is a quite radical form of subtone. In itself it's not wrong, but I wouldn't want to be dependant on this technique to...
There's always the King Curtis option. Form the band around thee.