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has any one heard of a deura saxophone

i was wondering if any one knew anything about a deura tenor saxophone? looking at buying a saxophone. wondering about this o…

10 years ago
by saxgrobie (86 posts)

Large Chamber Bergs?

Has anyone played a Berg Larsen metal mpc with the larger #3 chamber? What does it compare to, soundwise? Does it take a lot…

10 years ago
by Marty (7 posts)

Yanagisawa 880 tenor

Could anyone tell me a bit about this saxophone, for playing jazz and funk/reggae/ska music Is it a good model ? How much wou…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Ligature for alto sax EL7

I just purchased the EL7 just last week and needed some information on the best ligature for it.

10 years ago
by AnthonyB (1 post)

King zephyr tenor (annoying buzz)??!!

I recently aquired a King zephyr tenor (1938-) I've had it nearly 3 weeks and all of a sudden I'm getting this resonant type…

10 years ago
by wisewoog (5 posts)

Ska Sax Playing

I was just wondering what everyone thinks about saxophones in ska. I play sax in a ska band and I think it works, but I've he…

10 years ago
by Spunky2sax75 (75 posts)

helmke tenor saxophone

does anyone have any information on helmke, they've been on ebay, and i want a tenor for my own. i've always played on the on…

10 years ago
by bigbirdbass86 (4 posts)

wedding solos

hey, 've played bari for a year now, 1 year of alto b4 that, and i get to play a solo at my catholic stepmoms wedding in a m…

10 years ago
by Hexaclon (90 posts)

STUCK!

We've all had songs stuck in your heads, but what can be done to remove them? My best strategy is to go listen to the song a…

10 years ago
by Spunky2sax75 (75 posts)

tenor MEYER 5m mouthpiece problems

i just bought a meyer mp 5m no matter what i do or what reed i use it still sqeeks and chirps whats going on i have been usin…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Sax Lacquers

Can someone please explain what the different types of lacquers do to your sound? Example Black, Silver, Etc. Thanks

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Pre gig nerves

So how do people overcome nerves and being scared/anxious on stage before and during a gig? (other than play out for people a…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

Dave Guardala

What happened to his company, seems like alot of stores are dumping his horns.

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Selmer Paris II and III

If the chance came up would you switch your selmer SA-80 alto for a Series III alto? Whats the difference in sound cause acco…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Suggestions, please, for Marching Band Tenor

I'm the mother of a college student who plays his "good" tenor (Series III) in his college jazz band and concert band. He nee…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

high g fingering

hey! im going to move from a alto sax to a soprano sax. an alto sax can play up to high f# but a soprano can play up to high…

10 years ago
by wesmiller (55 posts)

problem with practicing in your home

has anyone encountered complains from your neighbours while practicing? its weird that i dont recieve any since i live in pri…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

what can i do to help my problem with me and my saxaphone?

Hi there, i just got a new student model saxaphone. It can play quite well but i can't stop myself from pushing (water) out o…

10 years ago
by wesmiller (55 posts)

Sax in Punk.

Yes, absurd, yet amazing. I've been in that old punk mood, and upon discovering the X-Ray Specs, I was wondering. Would an Al…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

Deciding between lacquers

Ok sorry to bother u guys about this subject again but its for a good cause. Ive been thinking of trading my sax SA-80 for an…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

Issues with people with issues about cannonballs

Dear anyone who actually decides to stop and read this. I've toured around these posts and every time something comes up abou…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Recital tips

I've got kind of a weird problem. Primarily I play jazz sax so I don't frequent classical venues or performances too much. I…

10 years ago
by saxmaniac (19 posts)

Yamaha YAS62 II w/ G1 neck compared to Yana A901

I am looking to purchase an Alto Sax for my son - intermediate player. I am torn between Yani 901 and YAS 62 II. Has anyone t…

10 years ago
by Kool Monk (5 posts)

Armstrong Alto And Yamaha YAS-21, which is better? pls help!!!!!

hmm.... i have no idea bout armstrong saxes... but i heard tat 21 is as good as 23.... so.... i cant make up my mind... and a…

10 years ago
by saxmaniac (19 posts)

One-Piece Straight Sop V.S. Removable Neck Straight Sops

hi, i remembered reading a really long time ago that there were various subtle differences between a one-piece straight sop w…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)
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