Theo wanne durga
vandoren java red cut 3's
back up sax:
Conn 6m (early 50s)
same mouthpiece and reed set up.
Hn White sax, Babbitt mpc (soon to be meyer or Phil tone), and lately Rico Hemke, 2 or 2.5.
Phil Barone NY6M
Francois Louis Pure Bronze
Venus alto with a vintage Riffault 3
Horn: Yani A911
Mouthpiece: NY Cafe Bros HR
Lig: Francois Louis Pure Brass
Reeds: Fibracell Medium
Yani A991, NY Cafe Bros HR
Mirage alto, rico # a7, rice #3 reed
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.
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..
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 Ref 54, Selmer Soloist short shank 0.085, Rovner Dark Lig. D'addario SJ Unfilled 3S
Tenor: Yamaha 82Z, A.Drake MNYJTH 0.115, Rico H Lig. Rico Royal 3, 3.5
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
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.
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
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
Mark VI 166,xxx alto
RPC 90V mpc
Rico Jazz Select 3S filed
been that way more or less for 10+ years, and not sure i'll ever change!
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.
Rampone e Cazzani R1J
Early Conn 14m
Brillhart Ebonite 3* mpc
Rovner MKIII Ligature
Vandoren Jave#2 1/2 reed
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.