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by syrasax
(75 posts)
9 years ago

Sax Set-up

I've heard the phrase used but I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on what specifically happens to the sax, are they different for an alto, tenor or bari, why you do it and what should the end result be. Thanks.

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  1. by definition
    (963 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Sax Set-up

    your set up is the combination of what type reed/mouthpiece/ligature/neck/and horn you use

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    1. by syrasax
      (75 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Sax Set-up

      I must have misunderstood then because I've heard "set-up" used to describe a process by which the horn is adjusted in some way and that's what I was hoping to learn more about. I've heard people say things like "Oh you need to make sure that so and so sets up your horn, he's the best" and so forth. Or am I way off base?

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      1. by definition
        (963 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Sax Set-up

        nah, you're on we use it for that also. my origional response is just how we use it most often. Often when buying a new horn, it needs to be adjusted some and regulated slightly, this setting up is worth having done. What the guy will do is make sure pad heights are adjusted properly, pads seat right, and generally just put it in perfect playing height

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        1. by syrasax
          (75 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Sax Set-up

          Cool. Thanks.

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      2. by Spike
        (248 posts)

        9 years ago