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    playing & teaching octaves

    I am Teaching my 11 year old grandson alto saxophone.He starts middle school after the summer months and will be in beginning band.
    He is doing well except for one problem and it is driving me nuts....
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    Re: What is the most under-valued sax?

    I bet Rex on the first reply cannot bring himself to sell his Yani880 is because deep in his heart he knows it sounds better than his Z.This 880 is a FINE horn better I think than the new Yanis and...
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    YAS 23 -buy or forget it

    I just bought a Martin Imperial for my Grandson off Craigslist for $120.
    Now a Yamaha Yas 23 that recently had a $300 servicing has popped up on the same place.I think I can buy it for around...
  4. Re: Is nothing Sacred anymore?? The Martins at half their value?? (:( or :) depending

    I know this is not the top of the line as far as Martins go but The Martin
    Imperial alto I just bought for my 11 year grandson is in excellent condition
    with obviously a new pad job and a tone...
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    embouchure

    I have an eleven year old grandson who wants to learn saxophone.
    Seems to have a good ear and articulation skills but I am having problems
    establishing a proper embouchure.I do not want him to do...
  6. Thread: Roller?

    by lamar reeves
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    Roller?

    Anyone know what can be used to replace a missing roller?
    (Low right pinky C# roller on Martin alto-wire holder still on)
    3/16 diameter and 11/16 wide.Color unimportant-just want something that...
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    dogs leaving,fleas staying

    As some of you know I live on Maui which has a horrendous cost of living.
    Folks are splitting and some of their goods that are for sale is worth buying.
    I just bought a very nice Martin Imperial...
  8. Thread: 880 alto

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    880 alto

    I have an 880 alto that I have been told is around 16 years old. What was the span of years that these were made.Great horn and built like a tank.
    Also my 80 year old back is forcing me to sell my...
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    G3 necks etc.

    Been away from this site.1)Is the G3 a new neck?Is it aftermarket or made by Yamaha?What effect do they have on Z tenor tone and how much would one cost?2)I bought my Z Tenor several years ago from a...
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    Band In A Boxers

    I have an old song,"I Got a Right To Sing The Blues"running through my
    addled brain night and day(Now,THERE was a fine ballad!)
    I would like a BIAB arrangement sent to my EMail or if not the words...
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    Re: Getzen Alto

    The details on your tenor perfectly match my alto with one big difference.
    My bell looks a lot larger unless it is some sort of optical illusion.
    How would you describe the sound?Until I get some...
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    Re: Getzen Alto

    I just went to SAXPICS and checked out photos of some Beaugnier altos.
    The bow brace on two models were almost identical as was the cover for the
    BellKeys.If the pictures were better I would be...
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    Getzen Alto

    My friend in California sent me a Getzen alto that he bought at a garage sale.
    The serial number is 7885 and the same # is stamped on the neck.
    It says Super Deluxe ,Elkhorn Wis.and is a nicely put...
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    Microphone Money Blues

    Reading the thread on ribbon mics was very interesting.In setting up my tiny
    home studio I have found by far the biggest expense is finding the "right"
    microphone for the right price.I have a...
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    Too many Octaves

    A month ago I purchased a WX5 and VL70 with Patchman Chip.The instrument is seductive in that I have not played my saxophones for all of that time.
    Why?The damn thing has all these octave key...
  16. Re: Beginner question --- setting up a simple studio

    I hope you have a Mac computer as Macs come with GarageBand which can be
    used side by side with Band In A Box.I have been using this software for
    years and the two programs are easy and enjoyable...
  17. Re: How many of you play an EWI(Electronic Wind Instrument)?

    Just bought a WX5 and VL70 with chip from Patchman.In some ways it is like a dream come true in that when I was a working musician way back I could never quite master the flute embouchure.The...
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    posting a mic somewhere.

    Does anyone know of a site where I can post a microphone for sale and has some nice discussions of home studios and such.A format such as
    SOTW would be really nice although of course nothing can...
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    RIA..sort of mystery MP to me.

    I have a Silver plated brass(I think)#6 RIA tenor which,I also think is an .100
    opening.It is very heavy and has some interesting internals which I would like explained to me.It seems not to have a...
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    Mouthpiece Cafe New Alto Mouthpieces

    Has anybody tried one of the new alto pieces by these guys?
    Brian Kane,who's opinion I respect really talked highly of the house blend tenor piece that he just got.I think I have enough tenor MP's...
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