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    Default Re: Whats your Alto Setup?

    As a recent convert from tenor to alto I play a Grassi "Wonderful", an SBA copy from the 70s, differing mainly in having huge rectangular (& very comfortable) key touches.
    Being a tenor player, I have a shed-full of tenor mouthpieces & very few alto pieces.....so I play the Grassi with an 8* Colletto tenor mouthpiece. Pushed well on, it's in tune with no intonation problems.
    Initially, my choice was dictated by the fact that I was accustomed to tenor mouthpieces....but now, all alto mouthpieces sound weedy by comparison.
    Experience is an excellent school....but the fees are high.

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    My alto set-up is a Conn 6M silver plate with gold bell, Meyer 6M mouthpiece with Rovner dark lig, and LaVoz medium reeds.

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    SSS (Selmer Super Sax) 18,711
    Meyer #6 atm
    Vandoren zz #3/java/Zonda/any reed that sounds great
    Rovner Versa
    That's my jazz set up, The only thing That I don't see changing on this list is the sss, It is so awesome, too bad I suck too much to post some music
    I'm always experimenting with reeds and I'm unsure about my mouthpiece but it will work until I find something better.
    Last edited by Sideshow; 06-12-2010 at 10:46 PM. Reason: I had some ideas after the posting

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    I'm playing:

    King Super 20 Silversonic (443xxx)
    otto link STM 6* (but sometimes I switch and use my Buffet C hard rubber piece)
    homemade string lig
    Selmer Roy J Maier #2 reeds
    King Super 20 Silversonic alto - 443xxx

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    Cannonball Alcazar, hopefully a FATneck, Vandoren Jazz V5 A45, Rovner Dark lig, BARI star Medium reed
    doms, doms.

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    Considering my self a noob at saxophone Here is my basic set up

    Horn: YAS-23
    Mouthpiece: Selmer S80 C*
    Ligature: Rovner Dark (still experimenting)
    Reed: Vandoren 2-4 Reeds depending on what I'm feeling like

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    Raymond dubois....superior quality....alto otto ling hr 7.reed 2

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    Cannonball Black Nickel "Big Bell" Alto.
    Peter Ponzol M1 0.95.
    Vandoren ZZ 2.5 Reeds.
    Rovner Ligature.

    A couple of clips :- <embed src="http://www.4shared.com/embed/323666100/e315a263" width="320" height="200" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed>
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    Selmer MKVI / MKVII / Buffet SDA / King Super 20 Altos. Early Babbitt Link, Erik G Modified V16.
    Conn 10M / SML Gold Medal / King Zephyr Special / Vito Beaugnier Tenors. J. Gerber Vintage, Link STM.
    Cannonball Stone Series Bari. Drake Contemporary Crossover 2.

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    Selmer MKVI / MKVII / Buffet SDA / King Super 20 Altos. Early Babbitt Link, Erik G Modified V16.
    Conn 10M / SML Gold Medal / King Zephyr Special / Vito Beaugnier Tenors. J. Gerber Vintage, Link STM.
    Cannonball Stone Series Bari. Drake Contemporary Crossover 2.

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    1983 Selmer USA 'Omega' alto, Model 162, #821009 with Guardala original 'Studio' mpce & Rovner 'Dark' ligature and usually a Rico Plasticover #2.

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    Update on mine - now using Fibracell MS instead of V16 and metal ligature instead of Rovner
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    I posted this on the selmer set up thread but here it goes.

    Selmer Reference 54 Flamingo
    Selmer Super Session MP, Meyer 6M MP, and a Jody Jazz HR 6M MP.
    Rico Royal 2 1/2 and I have a legere plastic reed in case the cane ones break
    And i play Straight Ahead Jazz, Bebop, Smooth and Contemporary Jazz and Pop Music

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    1917 Buescher, Runyon model 22 mpc #6, woodstone lig solid silver,Vandoren blue box 3.5

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    Here's my set-up

    Martin Committee I Alto Saxophone
    Beechler Diamond Inlay M7S HR with Rovner Lig
    Beechler Bellite 6 Metal Mouthpiece with stock lig
    LaVoz MS Reed

    Man I love beechlers.....
    Tenor: The Martin Tenor Saxophone, Drake Son of Slant 8L, Vandoren ZZ Reeds
    http://www.youtube.com/user/aTuneForJesus

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    I play on a Yamaha YAS-52
    Mouthpiece: Claude Lakey 6*3
    Ligature:Vandoren Optimum
    Reeds:Rico Jazz Select 2H
    If you're not playing with the band, you're playing with yourself.

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    Bauhaus Walstein Action Improved with a Lebayle LR 8* - I also have a Meyer 5 which I rarely use.. I use Vandoren Jazz 3 reeds.
    Sop: Mk VI, Otto Link 9*/Selmer C*
    Alto: Bauhaus - Walstein Improved Action, Lebayle LR 8*/Meyer 5
    Tenor: Yanagasawa 902, Lebayle LR 8

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    Main
    Horn: SX90 Silverstar Julius Keilwerth
    Mouthpieces: Peter Ponzol 85, Selmer S90
    Ligatures: Both Rovner
    Reeds: 2.5 Vandoren Blue Box, Fibracell Medium Soft

    Backup
    Horn: Stephanhouser S5100015
    Mouthpiece: Jody Jazz 9*
    Reeds: Same

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    Still with my Yamaha YAS-62. This is an older model with the purple silk screen logo.
    Mouthpiece: RCP 90B
    Reeds: Modified Bari mediums.

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    Horn: Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series hopefully I'll get a new horn this year
    Mouthpieces: MeYer 8M, or Phil-Tone MeYer 6M
    Ligature: Vandoren Optimum with the 3rd plate
    Reeds: Vandoren Green JAVA 3.5 or Rico Royal 4
    Flute: Di Zhao 700, 14K Gold Riser
    Tenor: Yamaha 82Z, MACSAX B.Sheppard MKII CR8*, Olegature 6G, Rico Select Jazz 3M unfilled

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    Mark VI purchased new in 1964
    Meyer NY 7SS purchased in 1975
    Rovner Light Ligature
    Vandoren Java 2.5 reeds

    Used for Big Band jazz and blues.

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