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Sax Bands or Tenor Sax Bands

A friend of mine says that there used to be Sax Bands with three tenor saxes and a very few additional instruments. Ever hear…

1 year ago
by Gregory Butko (8 posts)

Cutting lips?

My daughter has been complaining that her lower lip cuts/ bleeds when playing her alto sax. She has new Rico #2 reeds. I a…

1 year ago
by Steve C (5 posts)

Neck strap blues

When I was a senior in high school, 4 of my 5 tenors (including myself) used a Neotec neckstrap. During bandcamp, we found…

1 year ago
by GFC (445 posts)

Upper End Loaner Horns provided during repairs

Hello All, I am a conservatory trained saxophonist. I have been playing for 42 years. I still practice daily, but have fou…

1 year ago
by kelsey (845 posts)

Fluttering on G

Like so many I see here, I am starting up again.  I dug out the old Conn 10M I bought in the early '60s and found the…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (17 posts)

Selmer USA Tenor Sax - need help identifying model

Good morning! I have a Selmer USA tenor sax, serial # 822375. I have a high school student who is interested in buying it,…

1 year ago
by ehrenbrown

The original website is offline.  The wealth of information from that site has been preserved in a snaps…

1 year ago
by Saxquest (343 posts)

That guy, Greg

I strongly believe that Greg Stahl is a genius and master at playing the sax. His skills are exquisite! 

1 year ago
by kelsey (845 posts)

Soprano Sax

Hi guys!

I'm looking to buy a soprano sax, I played the alto for 2 years (Yamaha 82Z) but never played a sop. &…

1 year ago
by zenosax (14 posts)

Is Allora Good?

So I'm looking for a good sax that is pretty cheap. Everything that I see about Allora seems good. I'm looking at the Big…

1 year ago
by GFC (445 posts)

Learning Method on iPad

Hi all

I am just plugging a new ebook designed especially for the i-Pad and is now available on the iTunes book…

1 year ago
by getjamming

Vandoren ZZ reeds - new security features

I recently purchased vandoren tenor sax ZZ reeds and 4 of 5 reeds in the box cupped and would not seat on the mouthpiece,…

1 year ago
by Saxman32*

sore thumb

ok. curious if anyone else gets this sore left thumb from playing sax?
first thing people want to say: that's carple…

1 year ago
by jon henri (18 posts)

New member, question on brands


I'm new to this forum, but a sax player from way back.  I sold my Yas-62 about 20 years ago and…

1 year ago
by kelsey (845 posts)

US Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition

The deadline is fast approaching for the 4th annual US Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition!  Don't miss yo…

1 year ago
by mitniftus

Kell Geometric mouthpieces?

I just picked up a Conn alto that has an old Kell Geometric "0" hard rubber piece with it and it plays really nicely. Big ope…

1 year ago
by hopestreet Music Emporium (1 post)

Instrument insurance


I am looking for the best way to insure my instruments.  Any suggestions?  Your help is apprie…

1 year ago
by xfleming (2 posts)

G. Schirmer alto sax

I have an old alto sax which is engraved "M…

1 year ago
by stemul (2 posts)

RE: Sheet music for Pink Floyd

I am looking for sheet music for Tenor Sax (b flat) of Pink Floyd Music. Specifically the music with the cool sax solos, M…

1 year ago
by mirsads (1 post)

bari soprano duet

quick question: a friend of mine mentioned to me that he heard someone perform a duet for soprano and bari that was based…

1 year ago
by steven moeller


How do you get a more professional sounding tone on the alto saxophone? I'm grade 5.     

1 year ago
by kelsey (845 posts)

'Merry Christmas Everyone' with 5 saxophones! (sheet music too)

Great version of 'Merry Christmas Everyone' with 5 saxophones! Sheet music is available in the link too.

1 year ago
by shoz95

Haynes Flute

I just bought a Haynes C flute commercial model from Saxquest. It was made in the 50s but still looks like it's a new inst…

1 year ago
by kelsey

Are eavone saxophones any good?

I have a brand new eavone saxophone (alto).
I got it because of its colour! And im very interested in sax, so im not…

1 year ago
by azuka (3 posts)

What's your sax's name?

call me crazy, but my nickel-plated sax has a name. Has anyone else named their sax?

1 year ago
by saxygurl98 (1 post)
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