Guardala Tenor (B&S); SR Tech"Titan" mpc; Francois Louis ligature; Rigotti Gold or Robertos 2.5 Med
Selmer SBA (circa 1952)
Jody Jazz DV7 with Rover or alterred Vandoren V16 lig
Vandoren ZZ 2.5, Rico 2.5
Yamaha 82 Z Lacquer
Jody Jazz DV 8* w/ Rovner Light and Jody Jazz HR 9* w/ Rovner Dark (I switch b/w the two)
Vandoren ZZ 3.0/2.5 for the mpc's resp.
Standard neck strap (only there if I accidentally let go of my horn...which has yet to happen...I have a tendency to let the neck strap get pretty loose while I play)
Alto: 1978 Selmer Mark VII, Selmer Soloist .090" (Refaced by Fred Rast from a C*), W. Stone Ligature, Vandoren Traditional 2.5
update from my post from a year ago,
Selmer Mark VI 86xxx.
Phil Tone 105 Hard Rubber mouthpiece
Rovner Light Lig
FL reeds 2 1/2 or 3.
I really like these Phil tone pieces, I use them on both alto and tenor now.
Very good players, intonation is spot on and response is very quick.
Poweful too, I can play acoustically in most situations, rehearsels, sessions etc without having to overblow and lose control.
It really wails when pushed, with a big Gene Ammons like sound
I will soon have a Francois Louis Spectruoso SP T285 to help or maybe replace the MBII
with a Francois Louis Ultimate Lig
and a Trevor James Horn Classic
and Vandoren ZZ reeds #3
what is with jazz houses vatar it has a hedgehog. i want a tenor therefore i will go find an alto sax group.
YAS 62II, [Eugene Rosseau NC4],
Choosing open holed flute or not: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?t=108257
Selmer Mark VI 83,xxx
Barone Hollywood 8
Selmer 404 Lig
Rico Jazz Select Unfiled 2H
Was playing Brilhart Tonalin .100 and an Ackerman Lost Wax Metal 7*, pretty much covered it all for me, but I recently gravitated to my Tenny Slant 7* with DC Superial 2.5 reeds and Selmer 2 screw ligature. Big, full tenor sound.
Selmer SA80II Selmer Sterling Neck Vintage 5*Arnold Brilhart Levelair 3-3.5 Ricoplasticovers.
thats my final answer............
PB MAC 20 Copper tenor.
Jumbo Java T75 with Fibracell Medium, or V-16 2.5
Also been using the stock MPC that came with the PB MAC, and its surprisingly versatile and lovely sounding.
Soprano:Curved Martin Handcraft Silver plate
Alto: Yanagisawa A901 & Conn Chu Berry GP
Tenor/ Bari: PB MAC20 / Jupiter Bari Sax
I went to see Emilio this past Friday with my Super 20 for some tweaking.
When I arrived, a lovely Berklee co-ed from Chile was with Emilio. He asked if I would let her try my Super 20. I cheerfully obliged and she put her vintage slant sig on my Super 20 and proceeded to blow softly and sweetly and dark.
It totally blew my mind. I had never heard my horn played that way. It was like watching a race car in slow motion.
She gave it back to me, after enjoying the sampling, and I put my Florida STM 8* on and it filled the room with the ballsy sound I'm used to. I then switched to my Dukoff D9 and made it scream like a banshee.
A gentleman in the room likened my tone to a woman screaming at him. I could only smile.
Common, you know it was this guy.
Just say no to cane!
Selmer super action 80 series II
Jody Jazz ESP 7*
Rico jazz select
For mouthpieces, I alternate between a Meyer 5M with Vandoren Traditionals (#3) and a LeBayle Metal (Not sure which kind) #6 with Vandoren Javas (2 1/2).
"I'll play it and tell you what it is later. "
After alternating between an Ebolin 3* and a Graftonite A3 on the 1945 The Martin, I found a Link Tone Edge 8 that I like much better than either. Playing Vandoren trad 3's.
Music is a magic elixir. It renews the spirit and fills the soul with joy -- Jazz Is All
"It's all about the spirit. The body will be gone in a blink, but the spirit never dies. That is jazz." -- Sonny Rollins
Mark VI 195xxx
Rico Select Reeds
Last edited by hartt97; 04-22-2009 at 06:56 PM.
'65 King Zephyr
vintage HR Selmer C* Soloist
Vandoren traditional #3
At the moment:
Mark VI (141xxx) that was gold plated some years ago.
Otto Link NY 7* refaced by Mojo
RJS 2H and Vandoren JAVA 3s. I can't make up my mind
This is likely to change. I have a Barone Jazz coming to me soon as well as a Powell refaced Otto Link TE, along with a FL Ultimate lig for the metal link sized pieces. I used to use a V16 as my #1 but I'm liking my NY more and more these days.
We shall see!
"I will say too, that lovemaking, if sincere, is one of the best ideas Satan put in the apple she gave to the serpent to give to Eve. The best idea in that apple, though, is making jazz."