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who makes these horns without name

i went to a local store looking for used soprano they showed me somthing with no name on it at all serial number A00010 and t…

12 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Gurgle in new Yamaha yas23 Sax

I purchased a new Yamaha 23 Alto two days ago and it seems to have a gurgle in the notes below the low D flat. I played a ten…

12 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Reasons to hate Conn Saxophones. The knights Templar

The knights Templar state. None (Bird lives)

12 years ago
by TANGO SIX ONE (255 posts)

Older YAS-62

I'm looking for an alto.Any opinions on the older(mid 80s)yamaha YAS62 with the retro looking key guards?

12 years ago
by reedrage (21 posts)

Please help me get reacquainted with my old sax

I am 45 years old. Played from 6th grade and into college. Haven't played in 22 yrs. I have an old Bundy alto that I played…

12 years ago
by eman19 (131 posts)

YTS-23 vs. YTS 475

Currently I'm playing a Yamaha YTS-23 which is three years old but I have an opportunity to get a nearly new YTS-475. It's a…

12 years ago
by syrasax (75 posts)

sax

Which sax should I buy? Is Milwaukee a good brand to buy?

12 years ago
by Spike (248 posts)

The Raven Vs. The Shadow.

Which is better the Keilwerth SX90R Shadow or Cannonball's "Raven" tenor? They both look gorgeous, but my boyfriend says tha…

12 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Anyone play in church?

I used to play tenor awhile back and now have a soprano on the way. I'm hoping to touch up on my skills and get used to the s…

12 years ago
by musickman (10 posts)

Pro Soprano Saxophone Buyer's Guide

I'm in the market for a professional soprano saxophone and I was wondering where I should start looking for one. I prefer Yam…

12 years ago
by Spike (248 posts)

Teaching sax...

I've been teaching sax players (as a HS student) for 3 years now. I'd like to improve my teaching, though. I know enough abou…

12 years ago
by Sweetaltostuff (4 posts)

Reeds

What kind of reed plays the best? I currently use Hempke...but haven't been exposed to much else... what do you think?

12 years ago
by Spike (248 posts)

Help!

hey guys i just started playing the tenor sax today and can't seem to get a clear sound on the high d. Thoughts?

12 years ago
by mojocoggo (97 posts)

repair books/videos

Any one out there with any good suggestions on where to get books or videos on horn repair and adjusting, after a couple trip…

12 years ago
by hawkman112757 (7 posts)

HELP!!! Need info!!!

I have been playing the alto sax a while now and plan to switch to a tenor sax. Problem is I don't know what makes to look at…

12 years ago
by tenor562 (297 posts)

Expand my horizons

Summer is comming up, and i need an outlet for my playing. In past years my sax has not left it's case, but this year i want…

12 years ago
by vipegrad (47 posts)

New Conn tenor 37M

I have been waiting to try one of these for a while, and finally got the chance today. This is the first Conn tenor in severa…

12 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

sound

How do i get a good full sound on the alto? Is it my embochure? Any tips?

12 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

Kenny G

WHat type of sax does Kenny G play?

12 years ago
by reedrage (21 posts)

Strange question

Okay, so I have this problem with my tongue. I don't think that this is usual. My tongue is short. Now when I say short I don…

12 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

What makes the difference?

This maybe a simple answer or maybe a complex one...What makes the difference in every sax. Why does the selmer sa 80 sound b…

12 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Alto vs Tenor???

I'm going to take up the saxophone at age 65. I like the size of the Alto, but I'm told that the Tenor will be easier to play…

12 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Sharing recordings

I'm willing to sponsor a mailing list for anyone who wishes to share their .mp3 recordings (of themselves playing saxophone)…

12 years ago
by mojocoggo (97 posts)

Keilwerth ST-90 Series III Soprano?

What does anyone know about the quality of this instrument? What's a fair price? What's set-up do you suggest? Thanks

12 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Series III or Reference?

This question was probably already asked... but I have a choice between a Matte finish Selmer Series III alto sax, or a Refer…

12 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)
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