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    I can't speak for everyone who plays on these strength reeds, but I don't do that much to them. I soak them in warm/hot water, polish them on a piece of white paper to seal the pores, and keep a few going at a time. I get a fair number of reeds out of a box (about 5), but I try to get all ten to work. Sometimes I've found that if you let a reed sit for a while and come back to it in a couple days or weeks that it plays better.

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    Concert Saxophonist ~ Artisan Barman
    YSS875EXHGLAS • SG2RS • S27 • M/O • 4
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    1936 Buescher Aristocrat
    Caravan Large Chamber Mouthpiece
    Vandoren 3, 3.5 Reedds

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    Alto:
    Buescher Aristocrat Series I
    Morgan 3C
    Vandoren Blue 3

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    Soprano:
    gold lacquer Keilwerth SX-90II (usually the curved neck)
    Rousseau 4R mouthpiece
    Rovner Dark lig
    Vandoren blue box 3 1/2

    Alto:
    273xxx gold lacquered Buescher Aristocrat Series I
    Rascher or ~1928 Buescher oval-logo mouthpiece
    Winslow 16C lig
    Hemke 4

    Tenor:
    Yanagisawa T901
    Selmer S80 C* mouthpiece
    Rovner Dark lig
    Vandoren blue box 3 1/2

    Bari:
    Yamaha YBS-62
    Selmer S80 C* mouthpiece
    Rovner Dark lig
    Vandoren blue box 4
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    1934 Martin Handcraft alto
    Caravan Large Chamber mpc
    3.5 Vandoren reeds

    Mid 30's Buescher curved soprano
    Caravan mpc
    3.5 Vandoren reeds

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    Soprano:
    Yanagisawa SC-992
    Selmer Metal Classical D
    Rovner Dark
    Vandoren Blue 3

    Alto:
    Yamaha Custom 855 (black) or 62II (silver)
    Selmer Metal Classical D
    Rovner Lite
    LaVoz Medium Hard

    Tenor:
    Yamaha Custom 875 (silver) or 62II (silver)
    Meyer 9MM
    Bay (silver)
    Zonda 3.5

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    Just updating my alto setup:

    Yanagisawa 992
    Lomax Classic Med.
    BG Super Revelation Gold Ligature

    I changed from a Rousseau NC5 to the Lomax piece for several reasons. The main ones being more ease in the lower register and more flexibilty in the altissimo register. The only downside is that I am still looking for reeds that work really well with this mouthpeice. So far I've found that some Gonzalez reeds and some GCS reeds for really well, but not as many as I want. I am looking for consistency.
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    YAS875EX - AL3 - BG Traditional - Gonzalez
    YSS875EXHG - Caravan - BG Traditional - Gonzalez

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    I am not a classical saxophonist, but I do play some classical sax music for my own betterment and enjoyment, I use Buffet SDA tenor, Runyon SR 7 and RJS 3S and the lig that came with the Runyon. That is what I use for everything. I do like the sound of a Morgan 3C, use that on occasion.

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    Alto YAS 62

    Selmer S-80 mouthpiece
    Rovner ligature
    Vandoren 3 reeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwl
    Questions for folks using Vandy Blues in the 4-5 range:

    Are you handworking them extensively to break them in?
    Or do you pretty much slap one on and blow (perhaps in rotation?)
    How many playables are you getting per box either way?
    With 5s, I end up working on them a lot. Usually, it's a matter of balancing the reed because it's a rare Vandoren that is equally hard side to side. With softer reeds, like 4s, I can usually play them with a minimum of adjusting. All of the reeds are playable, after working on them. Usually about half of the 4s are playable out of the box. Maybe two of the 10 (alto reeds) won't require any work at all.

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    My set-up is;

    Alto Buescher Big B, Rascher Mouthpiece, Van Doren 3,5
    Tenor Buescher Aristocrat (1927), Raschèr Mouthpiece, Van Doren 3,5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wawaha
    My set-up is;

    Alto Buescher Big B, Rascher Mouthpiece, Van Doren 3,5
    Tenor Buescher Aristocrat (1927), Raschèr Mouthpiece, Van Doren 3,5

    Wardy Hamburg
    Hey Wardy, thanks for posting this, but now you're really messing with the heads of some of us Buescher fans.

    In the Buescher forum a while ago there was a discussion of Kelly's 1928 Buescher New Aristocrat. Everyone thought it was impossible since the NA came out in 1930 but turns out it was a pre-release horn of some kind.

    Now you are telling us there's a _1927_ Aristocrat Tenor? Is it a _New_ Aristocrat? How can it be from 1927?

    Also, are you using stock Rascher mouthpieces or have they been refaced?

    Also, do you play alto or tenor in the Kelly Quartet?

    Hope you don't mind all the questions...

    - Glenn
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    Just for the record, I didn't think it was impossible at all I don't want to be lumped together with the rest of you "if it's not accepted fact, then it just isn't so..." guys...

    ...just joking around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Just for the record, I didn't think it was impossible at all I don't want to be lumped together with the rest of you "if it's not accepted fact, then it just isn't so..." guys...

    ...just joking around...
    Sorry Kevin, I was a little cavalier in my use of "everyone". Should have said, "everyone but Kevin..."

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    I am sorry that I confused you.
    I don't have a aristocrat tenor, I made a mistake by writing that. I just have a true tone tenor from 1927. I am not so in the exact name bussiness of the saxophones

    Yes, I do play tenor in the Kelly quartet as you can see on the homepage;
    www.kellyquartet.com

    And I just play the mouthpieces as I get them from the shop. I don't reface them.

    Groetjes

    Wardy

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    Are there any recording projects in the works for the Kelly Quartet?? I am VERY excited to hear the group. It's cool that there's finally a group to expand the AATB quartet repertoire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wawaha
    I am sorry that I confused you.
    I don't have a aristocrat tenor, I made a mistake by writing that. I just have a true tone tenor from 1927. I am not so in the exact name bussiness of the saxophones
    OK, cool, now I can sleep soundly again.

    I knew you played in the Kelly Quartet but maybe I'm not reading the web page carefully enough. I don't think it says who plays what. I assumed Kelly played alto and I knew Muller played bari but I wasn't sure about the other two of you.

    Anyway, thanks again for the info!

    - Glenn

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    Interesting how folks with definite choices in equipment often speak freely about those choices with young serious-sounding students, yet claim hardware doesn't make that much of a difference when questioned by equipment geeks. I dunno what it means, if anything... it's just interesting.

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    Alto:
    YAS-23
    Meyer 5M mpc
    Rovner dark lig
    LaVoz Medium

    Tenor:
    YTS-34II
    Meyer 6M mpc
    Rovner light lig
    Vandoren ZZ 2.5

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