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  1. #661

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    Hancock, NY

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    Axe: Selmer MkVI 139XXX
    MP: PhilTone Meyer .085, Selmer C*
    Lig: VanDoren Optimum
    Reed: RJS Unfiled 2M, Plasticover 2.5

  2. #662

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    Cannonball Alcazar, Vandoren Optimum AL7 (refaced), Rovner Dark Ligature, Vandoren Traditionals. For jazz I have an Aaron Drake Contemporary Jazz Alto Mouthpiece, Rovner Light Ligature and Filed Cut Javas or V16s....

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    Jun 2011
    Middle-of-Nowhere, PA

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    Axe: Yani 992
    Legit Setup: Selmer S80 C* (stock lig) & Vandoren Trads
    Jazz Setup: Beechler Bellite 7 (stock lig) & La Voz

  4. #664

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    United States

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    Horn: Mark VI Alto 239,xxx
    Mpc: Meyer 5m
    Lig: Rovner Versa
    Reed: Forestone 3 1/2

  5. #665

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    Yamaha YAS-23
    Vandoren Optimum AL3
    Alexander DC 3 reeds
    Standard 2 screw ligature
    Why does the caged bird sing?

    Declan Fleming. Saxophone, piano, and composition. Granada, Andalucia.

  6. #666

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    Selmer Balanced Action, 25xxx, 1937
    Ernie Northway custom mp / Claude Lakey 6*3 for big band
    Selmer 2-screw lig
    Hemke premium 2.5 reeds
    ALTO: Selmer Balance Action (1937), Northway mp TENOR: TBD, Northway mp
    CLARINET: Selmer Series 9 (1961), Borbeck #13 mp

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    Little Compton RI

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    Selmer AS500
    Meyer 5M
    Vandoran ZZ 3.5 - 4
    standard meyer ligurature, but soon getting an ultimate

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    Selmer serie III silverplated-with solid silver neck, repadded with 'Roo pads and seamless dome resos. Lawton 8* goldplate mouthpiece (.091" tip) with Bari* soft or med reed.

  9. #669

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    Hattiesburg, MS

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    Silver Buescher New Aristocrat268***
    Mouthpiece stamped both Sigurd Rascher and Buescher, refaced by Lawrence Wymann
    Vandoren Bluebox strength 4 reeds

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    Distinguished SOTW Member and Engraving Artist Extraordinare Jason DuMars's Avatar
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    Denver, Colorado

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    Selmer Balanced Action, 28xxx
    King Super 20, silver neck, pearls, 315xxx
    Keilwerth Tone King, 40xxx

    Early Babbitt 5* opened to a 7-ish by Marin Spivak
    Brilhart Personaline L7

    Vandoren Jazz 2H/3S

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    Forum Contributor 2011 legitalto's Avatar
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    Cannonball Brute Stone Series
    Hawkins "Sinta" mouthpiece with a Mojo Shank, Harrison ligature, Vandoren Blue 5's.
    Acoustic Jazz:
    Theo Wanne Amma 9, Legere Signature 2.25's, Harrison Ligature.
    Pop and Latin:
    Theo Wanne Durga 9, Fibracell 3.5's, Harrison tenor ligature.
    Yes, I have lots of Harrisons.

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    Forum Contributor 2014 MoonMind's Avatar
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    Mouthpiece changed on my backup alto, Rico again, for a classical sound:
    Jupiter JAS-769-767
    Mouthpiece: Rico Graftonite A7
    Ligature: GF-System III
    Reed: Alexander NY 2.0

    This setup gives me a quite nice mimicry of the Selmer SuperAction 80II's sound with the ARB Great Neck Original 7S... Not as refined and flexible, but pretty close.

    ss: King (H. N. White, curved); Bauhaus Walstein Bronze AI (straight); Mantovanelli (an Orsi stencil, straight).
    as: King Super 20 SilverSonic; Yanagisawa A-6; Selmer SuperAction 80 II; Lyrist "Briard"; Yamaha YAS-25; Jupiter JAS-769-767.
    ts: Yanagisawa T-500; Cannonball T5; Conn 10M.
    bs: Conn 12M; Yanagisawa B-6; Keilwerth The New King.
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  13. #673

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    I play a yanagisawa 992, my mouthpiece is rousseau studio jazz 6 and I play rico reeds 3.
    Check out this funk band, its me on the sax: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXK0YhikIy8

  14. #674

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    For classical...
    Soprano is Super action 80 series II. selmer c*/c**. size 3 blue box vandoren.
    alto is SA 80 Series III. selmer C* soloist from 1970. that is a HUGE difference from C*'s made now.
    size 4 and 5 blue box vandoren.

    For a classical sound, i specifically use selmer soloists from 1970 and back, they are made completely different than selmer mthpcs now and they create an amazing sound.

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    Savannah, GA

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    Yamaha 82-ZUL with Vandoren V-16 A9 or custom Zagar Bronze if I feel like metal

  16. #676

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    Horn- Yamaha Yas 23 Yamaha Custom 82ZB
    Mouthpiece- Selmer s 80 c * Meyer 6 medium chamber
    Reeds- 3.5 Vandoren Blue Box, V16 3, Java Red Box 3
    Ligature- all the standard ligatures.

  17. #677

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    Jazz: Meyer 5M, Vandoren Java Red 3, Rovner Dark ligature
    Classical: Vandoren Optimum Al3, Vandoren Traditional 3, Rovner Dark ligature

  18. #678

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    Horn: Selmer Ref. 54 Alto
    Mouthpiece 1: Selmer Metal Jazz D
    Mouthpiece 2: Vandoren V16 A5
    Reed: Vandoren V16 2/2.5

  19. #679

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    TrueTone & Big B (The latter as my backup !) with 7* Link.

  20. #680

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    Expression x-old
    Jody Jazz ESP 7
    Forestone and legere reeds

    berlin jazzband

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