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    Browsing the internet you never know what you may find and this slide sax, Saxophone à coulisse: Brevet belge de 1928, has to be one of the weirdest things I have ever seen.

    This is a French site a blog of the " Wind Instruments collector's association " of France.
    They feature this incredible instrument patented in 1928.
    http://acimv.blogspot.com/2010/07/sa...e-de-1928.html




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    Browsing SOTW you never know what you may find and this member, Milandro: December 2006, has to be one of the hardest working "digger up of the weirdest things" I have ever seen.
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    well, I take my membership very seriously

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    I believe this model was also known as "Le Cauchemar du Réparateur".
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    I wonder what the guy in the picture above is playing , must be something fierce not the usual " The Swan" by Saint-Saens as Arno Bornkamp plays here

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    another Arno Bornkamp ........performance on the slide sax............ more difficult than one might think (just think of the altissimo......).

    I wonder when he will play this electric with distortion and wah-wah




    but the slide saxophone in the Netherlands has some real dedicated followers anyway


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    the last video totally made my day
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    very nice nniuqsiwel .........well, the instrument that is

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    it's clear to hear why this didn't catch on great find though, milandro

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    here is another “ more traditional " swanee sax

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    R&FSlidesax.JPGThere are several slide saxophones from the past. The most common is the Swannee sax, which works but it sometimes suffers from leaks in the flexible gasket around the slide. The Reiffel and Husted Royal Slide saxophone works in a similar way but it's better in my opinion because of its more foolproof all-metal construction. This sax that Milandro has found is the only one I know of with keys. It is probably the rarest slide sax of all. I have only seen photos, never the actual instrument.
    All of the slide saxophones are difficult to play because of the necessary large slide movement at the register change. I have a Reiffel & Husted that plays very well, but I would have to invest as much practice as is necessary on piano or violin to make it sound good.
    Check Youtube for my videos of bass sax, contrabass sax, tubax, and soprillo:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/saxtek

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