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by rob07
(38 posts)
9 years ago

jazz setup

If money wasn't and issue, what setup would you use for an alto sax in a jazz band.

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: jazz setup

    Conn 6M, Otto Link Tone Edge 6* mouthpiece, Rovner Eddie Daniels ligature, Rico Jazz Select or Alexander # 2 1/2 reed.

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    1. by blackfrancis
      (396 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: jazz setup

      Ditto that! ConnsaxcatJim advises you well. My setup is almost the same except for a little bigger tip opening on the mouthpiece. To say that's a matter of taste would be a bad pun.

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: jazz setup

        I suppose if I only played alto, I would probably go for a more open facing also, but I play mostly tenor, and with my "mostly tenor" emboucher, it's easier for me to play a more moderate facing. And soprano....well, I need all the help I can get with soprano intonation!

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        1. by Bleeding_Gums_Murphy
          (55 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: jazz setup

          I would play a King Super 20 with vintage fluted-chamber rubber Dukoff or Gregory Los Angeles 5A-18, Consoli Ramplig Dark ligature, and Alexander D.C. Reeds, size 3.

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      2. by jamterry
        (573 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: jazz setup

        I use a Mark VI, Meyer New York # 5, Meyer metal 6, and a Richie Cole 5 which is based on the old New York. Usually I use a Van Doren reed. La Voz reeds are just fine too. Best of luck to you :)

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        1. by jamterry
          (573 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: jazz setup

          I use the Van Doren traditional 2 1/2 or 3. I know that I have said this repeatedly, but Van Doren reeds are either great or junk. If you are not at liberty to hand pick them, you will get about 3 good ones in a box. Best of luck to you :)

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          1. by rob07
            (38 posts)

            9 years ago

            Re: jazz setup

            Thankx for all the replies

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