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Which type of Yamaha Tenor Sax do you recommend for Jazz players?

Please tell me which Yamaha is the best for jazz!!!

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

low tone problems on 1911 holton soprano

For the past year I have been learning to play soprano on a 1911 Holton. My main instrument is the tenor which I have played…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

SML Alto for sale

I just put my SML Alto on ebay for sale. #7339962142 This horn is in great shape, no dings or dents. This is a great blowing…

9 years ago
by Korta (4 posts)

Need care tips for King Silversonic

Regarding the silver parts of the horn, what is the proper way to care for these parts?

9 years ago
by Mactenor (102 posts)

Pad adjustment screws?

My YTS-23 Yamaha like most or all SAX they make has screws to adjust the pads left and right hand. But which Vintage Saxes ha…

9 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

buescher bari

I was helping my band directors clean out the band hall and i came across an old buescher bari. I couldnt find the serial num…

9 years ago
by rob07 (38 posts)

what vintage tenor

I currently have a jupiter student tenor and i am looking to buy a vintage sax. I've been looking at a lot like the Mk. VI an…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Buescher Elkhart? serial 46085

serial is 46085, then underneath it says 20A. any helpful info appreciated. large engraving of elk in round heart. says elk n…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

king cleveland alto, info??

Serial # 245082 can anyone tell me anything else? thanks.

9 years ago
by trebek59 (3 posts)

care of instrument: silver plated 1957 mark vi

i am a happy owner of an amazing 74xxx silver plated vi. the previous owner of this horn was crazy with keeping it clean, and…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Satin Silver Conn Naked Lady Alto

Hello I just received (for free) a satin silver Conn Naked Lady alto sax. Serial #M258654A. Needs repadding, but there are N…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Value of Cleveland Tenor

I'm trying to figure out how much my sax is worth. It's a Cleveland, made by the H.N. White Co. Cleveland Ohio. The serial nu…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Yahaha ybs 61

I thinking about purchasing a used yamaha ybs 61 ser# 2433 can anyone tell me how to find out the year of this horn, and is i…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Hamilton Tenor? Maybe Pre-Conn?

A guy in town has an old tenor branded as Hamilton, he thinks the brand is somehow related to Conn. Anyone ever heard of Hami…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Replacement pads for King Super 20 Tenor

I just purchased a King Super 20 Silversonic Tenor. For pad replacement, what would you recommend for optimum sound . Thanks…

9 years ago
by dirk-lo (11 posts)

H.N. White Super 20 Silver Sonic Sax

My father recently passed away and left me with this sax (Serial # 376808). Can someone please give me info on it as well as…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

H.N. White Super 20 Silver Sonic Sax

My father recently passed away and left me with this sax. Can someone please give me info on it as well as value and if it sh…

9 years ago
by ptkfl (2 posts)

Conn Naked Lady adjustable neck question

Hello Can anyone give me more info on how to deal with the adjustable neck on my naked lady alto?? Is that collet supposed t…

9 years ago
by jessica (13 posts)

Military Sax

I have a King Zephr Baritone Sax(1941) used by the Military (has military markings). It is completly silver with a gold bell.…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Mouthpiece for selmer ba alto

what mouthpieces work well on a selmer balanced action alto (24,xxx)?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Your opinions among these Tenors

After having found a great sounding modern tenor saxophone in mt B&S 2001, I am now in the process of selecting a vintage one…

9 years ago
by aravaioli (24 posts)

give some view on Selmer Mark VI alto and sba alto

i recently tried a silver sba alto and a late mark vi it was wow... and it was alot cheaper than a mark vi i collect alot se…

9 years ago
by davidau (37 posts)

The appeal of vintage horns

In an email, Jim Keith writes: Could you help me understand some concept of the vintage sax... I only know my modern saxes an…

9 years ago
by AJBalettie (11 posts)

Buescher Alto from 1912

FA Buescher alto American Triumph made by ART Musical Inst Elkhart Ser. No. 14004 Can anyone share some light on this instrum…

9 years ago
by shibbysax (10 posts)

Elkhart alt sax

I am trying to find out some more information on the Elkhart alt saxophone. Has a deer inside a heart with the text ”BAND-I…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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