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  1. #561

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    Main Sax:
    A-701 LCsax
    Theo wanne durga
    vandoren java red cut 3's

    back up sax:
    Conn 6m (early 50s)
    same mouthpiece and reed set up. North / South America / Canada Intl HQ North / South America / Canada

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    PercussiveAlto's Avatar
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    Midwestern United States

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    Hn White sax, Babbitt mpc (soon to be meyer or Phil tone), and lately Rico Hemke, 2 or 2.5.

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    Good ole North Texas!

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    Marching band:

    Yamaha Advantage
    Selmer S-80 C*
    Forestone 2.5 synthetic reeds

    Concert Band:

    Selmer Super Action 80 Series II
    Selmer S-80 C* or S-90 190
    Vandoren traditional strength 3

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    Prodigal Son and Forum Contributor 2008 martysax's Avatar
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    Boston (pronounced: Bahsten), Massachusetts

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    I'm back to my Meyer 5 with V16 3s on my 44 Zephyr military alto.
    Just two questions: Where's the Bar located relative to the stage, and does the band get a discount?

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    Forum Contributor 2010 konex's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Miami, FL and P. Montt, Chile

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    Phil Barone NY6M
    Francois Louis Pure Bronze
    Gonzalez 2.5

  6. #566

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    Venus alto with a vintage Riffault 3

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    Liverpool, UK

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    Horn: Yani A911
    Mouthpiece: NY Cafe Bros HR
    Lig: Francois Louis Pure Brass
    Reeds: Fibracell Medium

    Yani A991, NY Cafe Bros HR

  8. #568

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    Mirage alto, rico # a7, rice #3 reed

  9. #569

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48Chevy View Post
    rice #3 reed
    what kind of rice do you use? long grain, medium grain, or short grain? I would suggest trying them all, but on the setup you have I would recommend a long grain brown rice for that extra richness of tone.

    I prefer sushi rice myself even though it requires more break-in time.

    although some of the best players in the past have been known to use Uncle Ben's instant rice and they sounded great, so I guess it's not the grain it's the farmer.

  10. #570

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    Yamaha YAS-275
    Selmer S80 - C*
    Selmer Ligature with 2 screws
    Vandoren blue 2 1/2

    I'm not happy with my mouthpiece though, I think I will go for an ARB Great Neck Original from Beechler like Charlie Parker
    But I don't know if these Beechlers are something good..

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    Distinguished SOTW Member JackLi's Avatar
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    May 2009
    San Francisco, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackLi View Post
    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
    Got the new horn.
    Horn: Henri Selmer Paris Reference 54 Dark Lacquer
    Mouthpiece(s): Phil-Tone MeYer 6M or Brilhart Personaline Ebolin L6
    Ligature: Vandoren optimum with plate #2 or #3
    Reeds: Vandoren Green JAVA 3.5 or Rico Royal 4
    Flute: Di Zhao 700, 14K Gold Riser
    Alto: Selmer Ref54, MACSAX B.Sheppard MKI 7, Ishimori (GP) Lig. Vandoren V12 3
    Tenor: Yamaha 82Z, TMEB refaced by Peter Scott 7*, François Louis Ultimate Lig. Rico Royal 3.5

  12. #572

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    Oct 2010
    Green Bay, WI

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    Alto Horn: Yamaha Custom Z (No Lacquer)
    Mouthpieces: Classical - Selmer C*, Jazz - Yanigisawa 5* or Dukoff D7
    Lig: Stock ligature that came with horn
    Reeds: Vandoren ZZ 3's

  13. #573

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    Arizona, USA

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    Yamaha Custom Z (normal lacquer)
    Vandoren Optimum AL3 or Meyer 5M (they are interchangeable for me)
    Rovner Dark Ligature (shoe lace when I'm desparate)
    Fiberreed (Carbon MH), Vandoren Java 4, or Vandoren V16 3 1/2
    Don't B flat. Don't B sharp. Just B natural.

  14. #574

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    Update my Set-up:

    The Martin Magna Alto Sax with Selmer Super Session E Mpc. with Vandoren ZZ Med. Reeds.

    Man I love those Martins!!!
    Tenor: The Martin Tenor Saxophone, Drake Son of Slant 8L, Vandoren ZZ Reeds

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    Default Re: Whats your Alto Setup?

    Yanagisawa A992 Alto with Paraschos neck
    MPC: Selmer Paris Larry Teal ebonite mpc + Rovner Mk III ligature, Jody Jazz DV NY #6 mpc + gold ring ligature on VANDOREN ZZ/Original reeds (3.5/3)
    love a warm, lush sound
    Music - His gift, my duty, our fellowship 3Jn2
    Yanagisawa A992 Alto, Yamaha YAS-62 Alto & YTS-62 Tenor, Selmer Paris Series II Soprano Sax

  16. #576

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    Feb 2010
    Pennsylvania, New York City

    Default Re: Whats your Alto Setup?

    Mark VI 166,xxx alto
    RPC 90V mpc
    Bonade Lig
    Rico Jazz Select 3S filed

    been that way more or less for 10+ years, and not sure i'll ever change!

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    Oct 2009
    North of England.

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    I play a 1927 Buescher True-Tone alto (the series iv), very well set-up and regulated, with a Selmer SA80 C* HR mouthpiece and a Rovner-style lig + Rico-Royal 2 1/2 reeds...I know it sound like an unimaginative set-up but actually it plays absolutely beautifully, clear as a bell and is a real joy to play.

  18. #578

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    Rampone e Cazzani R1J
    Brancher B21
    Plasticover 2,5

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    Mar 2010

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    Early Conn 14m
    Brillhart Ebonite 3* mpc
    Rovner MKIII Ligature
    Vandoren Jave#2 1/2 reed

  20. #580

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    Jan 2010
    Washington, D.C.

    Default Re: Whats your Alto Setup?

    Sax: Selmer USA AS300
    MP: Meyer HR 4M
    Lig: Rovner Evo-5
    Reeds: Rico Plasticover 4

    It looks ridiculous on paper/screen, but the result is just right.

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