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by Saxman_51
(18 posts)
7 years ago

Kenny Garrett's Gear

I was wondeing if anybody knew

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  1. by newreedsyndrome
    (343 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

    I'm pretty sure Kenny Garett uses a Mark VI, but I'm not sure about the serial number range it's in. He uses a Selmer Soloist mouthpiece (F, I think) and a Brillhart triple band ligature (the SUPER expensive kind; they go for like $1200 on Ebay, for a LIGATURE). Not sure about reeds.

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    1. by miramarsax
      (14 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

      I thought he played on a dukoff d7 mouthpiece and a rovner lig.

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      1. by newreedsyndrome
        (343 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

        WHAT? With a somewhat nasal, dark tone? Maybe you were thinking of David Sanborn...

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      2. by barisax999
        (400 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

        im pretty sure its a soloist as well.

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    2. by saxskillzyamaha
      (52 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

      It's definately not a rovner, i think it is a brillhart triple-band lig as well

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      1. by Seano
        (132 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

        I have seen Mr. Garrett playing on a metal piece with a rovner lig on an earlier video of him with Miles.

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    3. by jschuth
      (10 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

      I saw Kenny a couple of weeks ago at Iridium in NYC with Pharaoh Sanders. I talked to him after the first set. He's still playing a soloist F on a Mark VI. By-the-way, those triple band ligatures do not go for $1200...who makes up this stuff? (besides someone trying to sell one on e-bay)

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      1. by saxskillzyamaha
        (52 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

        they go for like 800......

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        1. by GregLauer
          (37 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

          Kenny Garrets set up is as follows Selmer Mark VI 140xxx- known for their power brightness and projection Vintage Selmer Soloist short shank size F (or about a 90)-, but i am sure that it has been worked on....most vintage pieces need work, and are only bought because the rubber has aged, and resonates better Vintage Brillhart Triple band ligature metal and plastic ligature he uses Fredrick Hemke reeds by Rico if you cant afford the vintage selmer soloists then i suggest buying a reissue, they run about 120 and are very nice i played on both until i broke the re issue whoops...... if you like kenny garret, pick up both "Tom Harrell moon alley" and "roy haynes tribute to charlie parker" also look into dick oatts' records they are killer as well!!!

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          1. by jushden
            (17 posts)

            7 years ago

            Re: Kenny Garrett's Gear

            when i was working at a vintage shop in la kenny garrett was looking for those super old regular ricos in any size. not the ones in the orange boxes but the ones in the whiteish boxes from way back in the day. i think he was buying up all that he could in every city. nuts... i agree that the selmer reissue alto soloists are good pieces and you should check those out.

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