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    Alto:
    Selmer AS300
    Selmer C*
    Rovner Dark Ligature
    Vandoren 2.5

    Tenor:
    Amati ATS32 Black Lacquer
    Selmer C*
    Rovner Dark Ligature
    Hemke and/or Vandoren 2.5

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    Tenor:
    Selmer Reference 54 honey lacquer
    Sigurd Rascher mpc
    Rovner Dark lig
    Vandoren 4

    Soprano:
    Cannonball Stone Series
    Selmer S80 E
    Rovner Light lig
    Vandoren 3

    Note: I very rarely play classical soprano.
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    Default classical saxophone setup

    Keilwerth SX90R
    -brushed nickel silver finish alto
    -black nickel finish tenor
    -Caravan large chamber alto mouthpiece
    -Caravan tenor mouthpiece
    -Vandoren blue box 31/2 alto, 3

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    Alto:

    YAS- 23
    Optimum AL3
    Rovner Dark
    Vandoren (Blue box) 3 1/2

    I am about to purchase a new horn and am surprised to see someone else playing on a YAS- 23. I also didn't expect to see as many Selmer c*'s in the bunch. That square chamber holds spit and makes a loud crackle sound. A friend of mine gave me some Gonzalez reeds to try and the come in quarter sizes. I might be persuaded to switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty
    SOPRANO
    Yamaha 675
    Selmer s80 c*
    Rovner Light Ligature

    ALTO
    Selmer Mark VI 140,xxx
    Selmer c* (mid 60's vintage)
    Rovner Eddie Daniels Ligature

    TENOR
    Selmer Mark VI 145,xxx
    New Selmer d Soloist
    Rovner Light Ligature

    BARITONE
    SELMER Mark VI 278,xxx
    Rousseau 6R
    Rovner Light Ligature

    Vandoren 3.5 Blue Box for all

    regards,

    steve
    Ch ch ch changes:

    SOPRANO
    Yamaha 875EXS
    Selmer C** oval on table
    Vandoren Optimum ligature

    ALTO
    Selmer Mark VI 140,xxx
    Selmer c* (mid 60's vintage) facing legnthed and perfected by Ed Zentera
    Vandoren Optimum Ligature

    TENOR
    Selmer Mark VI 145,xxx
    New Selmer d Soloist opened to .080 and facing legnthened by Ed Zentera
    Vandoren Optimum Ligature

    BARITONE
    Yamaha 62
    Vandoren B35
    Vandoren Optimum Ligature

    Vandoren 3.5's blue boxes on all


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    Alto:

    Yamaha 575 Allegro
    Caravan Large Chamber
    Rovner ligature

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    Hi,

    Soprano:
    Selmer S-III (straight neck more responsive - curved one more comfortable)
    Vandoren V15 mpc - Optimum Lig
    Vandoren Traditional #3

    Alto:
    Selmer S-III lacquered (Looking for a Solid Silver neck)
    Vandoren A27 - Optimum Lig
    Vandoren Traditional #3 - 3.5 (Trying Marca reeds)

    Tenor:
    Selmer S-II silver lacquered (trying Ref. 54) (maybe the S-II needs a repad)
    Selmer C** (Trying Vandoren T20) - BG Tradition Lig (lacquered) -The optimum doesn't fit-
    Vandoren Traditional #3 - 3.5

    Bari:
    Yamaha 61
    Vandoren B35 and BL4 - Optimum Lig
    Vandoren Traditional #3.5 - 4
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    Alto: Selmer S-III S/S, Toneking Special: Vand. A27, RPC 90R, Freddie Gregory HR M-II/IV, Guardala HM Studio.
    Tenor: SBA, Toneking Special, Ref. 54: Vand. T20, Freddie Gregory M-II/IV 7**.
    Sop: Selmer S-III, Yani SC900u: Vand. S25, Freddie Gregory M-II. Bari: Ybs 61: Vand. B35/B75.

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    Tenor: not a classical instrument.

    Bari: you're getting colder . . .

    Alto: warmer . . .

    Soprano:
    black nickel plated Cannonball big bell global series
    Rousseau classic mpc
    vandoren

    Now there's a beautiful, dark, rich classical sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan427
    Tenor: not a classical instrument.
    Tell that to James Houlik, one of the finest musicians I have ever heard.

    Steve
    Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. -- F.Z.

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    I know I might lose a lot of friends for saying that, but that's my opinion and I'm not afraid to stick with it. For the record, I also cringe every time I hear jazz violin, no matter how skillful. I just don't think it's what they're made for.
    The day I decide to like both of those is the day I soup up an old Plymouth Voyager minivan and take it to the drag strip.

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    Yamaha YAS-23
    Rousseau NC3
    Vandoren Trad 3.5
    Crappy Yamaha stock lig

    Obviously I'm looking to upgrade. Making a trip to Junkdude this weekend, so I'mma have me an alto fest

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    Ryan427-
    I wont tell you that you are 'wring in your opinions, but, I would encourage you to take a look at some of the wee respected classical saxophonists across the world. Check out the 'New CD's thread' for some excellent suggestions.

    Cheers,
    Steve P

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    Well. Mine has actually changed in the last few years:

    Soprano:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX
    Curved Neck
    Rousseau NC4
    BG Traditional or String
    Vandoren 3.5

    Alto:
    Yamaha YAS-875GP
    G2 Gold Plated Neck
    Rousseau NC4, refaced by Brian Powell
    Bay Covered or String
    Vandoren 3.5's

    Tenor:
    Yamaha YTS-875
    Rousseau NC4
    Vandoren 3.5's

    F-Mezzo:
    Conn, 1928 (Second one ever produced)
    Original Conn Mouthpiece
    Original Ligature
    Vandoren 4's

    Next in line: EXGP Soprano; EX Tenor

    Steve P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve P
    F-Mezzo:
    Conn, 1928 (Second one ever produced)
    Original Conn Mouthpiece
    Original Ligature
    Vandoren 4's

    Do you play that at IU at all at any recitals? I have to hear/see that...
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    It might make its IU debut this year Time will tell.

    Steve P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan427
    Tenor: not a classical instrument.

    Bari: you're getting colder . . .

    Alto: warmer . . .

    Soprano:
    black nickel plated Cannonball big bell global series
    Rousseau classic mpc
    vandoren

    Now there's a beautiful, dark, rich classical sound.
    OK...this is a silly post. The alto is not a classical instrument?
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Rousseau NC3 (refaced by Joe Giardullo), Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Rousseau RC4 (refaced by Brian Powell), Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Rousseau NC4, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Unison Black Nickel Bari, Rousseau NC4, BG Tradition lig, Hemke 3.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan427
    For the record, I also cringe every time I hear jazz violin, no matter how skillful. I just don't think it's what they're made for.
    Jazz is not what the saxophone was made for either!
    Rudy Wiedoeft is "The Man"
    Alto:
    Yamaha 62 with YAS-475 neck
    Selmer C*
    Rovner Light Lig
    Vandoren Traditional 4

    Puffy padded neckstrap!!!

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    Who said the tenor saxophone isn't a classical instrument?

    • There are lot's of classical pieces for solo tenor saxophone. I'm thinking of Hard and it's sequel from Lauba, Episode Quatrième of Betsy Jolas, ...
    • In a lot of orchestral excerpts, the tenor saxophone is used (Prokofiev,...)
    • I think the tenor saxophone can sound much more "classical" than the alto saxophone because in symphony orchestras the tenor tends to "merge" into the sound. If you want to reach the same effect on an alto saxophone you have to make a serious effort to succeed.


    My classical setup:

    Soprano:
    Selmer Saxophone Series II
    Meyer Mouthpiece
    Vandooren Reeds 3.5
    Vandooren Optimum Ligature

    Alto:
    Selmer Saxophone Series III
    Selmer C** Mouthpiece
    Selmer Solid Silver Neck
    Vandooren Reeds 3.5
    Vandooren Optimum Ligature

    Tenor:
    Selmer Saxophone Series III
    Selmer D and F soloist Mouthpiece
    Vandooren Reeds 2.5
    BG Ligature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve P
    Next in line: EXGP Soprano

    Steve P
    What is EXGP? GP stand for "good price"?

    Angel
    Concert Saxophonist ~ Artisan Barman
    YSS875EXHGLAS • SG2RS • S27 • M/O • 4
    YAS875EXS • AV1AG • A28 • M/O • 3

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    Gold Plate ... And good price. Thank you artist discount!

    Steve P

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