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by CMelodyMan77
(26 posts)
9 years ago

Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

What is your jazz sax set-up? Alto: King Voll-True, a Rousseau jazz model 5 mpc, and 2.5 Rico Select Jazz reeds. C Melody: c. 1919 Martin c mel,otto link tone edge HR tenor piece, and 3 Rico tenor reeds Tenor: Selmer tenor, same piece as c mel, Rico #3 tenor reeds. Come check out my forum, (no www.) saxophoneforum.myfreeforum.org You won't regret it!

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  1. by Sax253
    (13 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

    Selmer Super Action Series 1 Alto Sax Yanagisawa metal 5 Rico jazz select reeds (filed) (strength 2 1/2) hard

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  2. by jazzdude1123
    (5 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

    Alto meyer 5 java 3 francois louis ultimate ligature silver on an eighteen year-old yamaha 62 I love it!!!

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  3. by live_jazz
    (3 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

    Alto : 1925 Conn Chu Berry Berg Larsen hard rubber 95/2/M Vandoren ZZ #3

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  4. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

    My Jazz/Blues set ups: Soprano: Keilwerth SX-90 with Meyer 5M mouthpiece, Rico Jazz Select 2.5 reed. Occasionally 1925 Conn New Wonder Series II (same mouthpiece set up) Alto: 1950 Conn 6M with Otto Link Tone Edge 6*, Rovner ligature, Rico Jazz Select 2.5 reed or 1926 Conn Chu Berry (same mouthpiece set-up) 1952 Selmer SBA with Brilhart Tonalin and a LaVoz medium for a silky smooth Desmond sound. C Melody: 1922 Conn New Wonder Series I (straight microtuner neck) repadded with Conn reso-pads, A LeBlanc Woodwind C Melody mouthpiece, a Rovner tenor ligature, and # 3 Rico bass clarinet reeds. Tenor: 1948 Conn 10M with Otto Link Super Tone Master (arriving soon: Jody Jazz ESP) LaVoz med. reed. 1949 Buescher 400 TH&C, 1958 King Super 20, or 1929 Conn Chu Berry and 1954 Selmer Mark VI. (Various other mouthpiece set ups) Baritone: 1955 King Zephyr II with a Rico Graftonite mouthpiece or a 1930 Conn Mulligan (transitional model) Rico 3.5 reeds

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    1. by blackfrancis
      (396 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

      Soprano: 1912 Holton with Geo. M. Bundy (sorry Jim) mouthpiece with added step chamber (take THAT, George) Rico Jazz Select 3S Alto: 1933 Conn transitional with modified Claude Lakey h.r. or Rico Graftonite B7 Rico Jazz Select 2M Tenor: 1953 (approx.) King Super 20 with Link STM 8* or Jody Jazz HR8* Rico Jazz Select 2H

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      1. by mattdude
        (74 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        tenor: yamaha custom 82z unlaquered with otto link 7 and v16 3 reeds.

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        1. by phathorn
          (165 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

          Alto: YAS875 with Couf Artist 7*R and Alexander Superial reeds Tenor: Guardala DG500L with STM 8* and Alexander DC reeds

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        2. by golferguy675
          (600 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

          What are Couf mouthpieces like? I've played a Couf bari, but never tried a mouthpiece. Where can you buy one or try one out?

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        3. by phathorn
          (165 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

          They are a little darker than a meyer, but the 7* is still very open and full. Closest timbre that comes to mind is Johnny Hodges. I really dig em! They are, unfortunately, no longer made.

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        4. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

          alto, 1939 conn 6M - still need a better mpc tenor, 1941 conn 10M - FL Link supertonemaster 8*

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      2. by DavidFreeman
        (11 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Soprano: Yamaha 675, Yani metal #7 Alto: Yamaha 62, Guardala studio (copy) Tenor: Yamaha 875, Guardala MBII Bari: Yamaha 52, Rousseau Jazz Java #3s on all

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      3. by jdaddy
        (11 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        circa '62 selmer mark VI meyer 6 rubber mouthpiece rovner ligature alexander dc superial

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      4. by Rob Dorsey
        (1 post)

        5 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Tenor: '42 Conn 10M, Barone Vintage bare-brass, Barone Mac-20 Link HR .105 (7*), Barone Hollywood .105, Barone Jazz .110 (8). Choice depending on my mood. Legere' Studio Cut 2 (on the .105) or 1 3/4 (on the .110)

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      5. by thesaxman82Z
        (3 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Yamaha 82Z Tenor Hemke 3 Meyer 6

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      6. by thesaxman82Z
        (3 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Yamaha 82Z Tenor Hemke 3 Meyer 6

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      7. by LC
        (25 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        What is a jazz set-up? I play jazz tenor and alto on a Caravan mouthpiece with #4 traditional (blue box) Vandoren reeds. I realize that this is traditionally a classical or"legit" set-up, but it works for me. Quality always supercedes quantity.

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      8. by saxtips
        (1 post)

        4 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        I play on a Julius Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Alto, and a Julius Keilwerth SX90 Soprano, Nickel w/ Gold Lacquer. My alto mouthpiece is a Vandoren V16 A9 s, Ebonite with Vandoren Java 3 1/2 strength reeds. My soprano mouthpiece is a Vandoren V16 S8, Ebonite with Vandoren Java 3 1/2 or Rico 3 1/2 strength reeds.
        Evan Tate
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      9. by Superactionsax
        (2 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Alto: Selmer Series III (2009 model) Mpc: Claude Lakey 5*3 alternate mpc: Dukoff 8 Reed: Zonda 2 soft (filed)

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      10. by ledsalade
        (5 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Tenor: Silver Martin Committee, Selmer Soloist Short Shank D, ZZ 3s Bari: Mark VI Low A, Berg Larsen 110/3, Rico Royal 3.5s

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      11. by Lotus54
        (32 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

        Tenor: Ref 36, Guardala 'Traditional' gold plate, any reed that will actually work! Soprano: 76 (or so) Mk VI, Selmer C** metal, any reed that works. Alto: Selmer '48 (or so) Super Action, Meyer 5M MP.

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        1. by saxophonist17
          (7 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

          soprano--- 1959 mark vi otto link hr 8 mouthpiece ,alexander reeds, alto------- 1937 gold plated selmer balanced action or super 20 silver sonic, guardala traditional handmade mouthpiece, alexander dc reeds tenor -----1956 mark vi ,guardala brecker mouthpiece ,alexander reeds baritone-- conn 12m

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          1. by whitzonjazz
            (8 posts)

            9 years ago

            Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

            tenor---Lawton 7** Legere 2 reed

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            1. by Selmer402
              (4 posts)

              9 years ago

              Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

              Tenor-Selmer Series 2, Otto Link 6* with selmer metal ligature. Java 3 1/2 - 4, Alto- unlaquered Custom Z. Soprano,Winston, Otto Link 6*

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            2. by SaxMan88
              (318 posts)

              9 years ago

              Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

              Alto- Armstrong Conn Precision (tip opening not known) Rovner Dark Vandoren ZZ 3's Will upgrade to a pro horn hopefully within the next two years Tenor- Selmer LaVoix S80 C* (for now) Dukoff D7 (for later *evil grin*) Rovner Dark (on S80) Vandoren ZZ 3's Bari (school owned)- Yamaha 52 Stock 5C Stock Lig LaVoz Medium's

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            3. by CMelodyMan77
              (26 posts)

              9 years ago

              Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

              My new set-up for alto is a Yani Elimona. forumofthesaxes.myfreeforum.org

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            4. by saxophones_rock
              (13 posts)

              9 years ago

              Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

              Alto: Mouthpiece- Vanvoren A45 w/ inverted ligature Reeds- Rico Royal 3 1/2s (which i will soon change to 3s.)

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            5. by chuberry
              (2 posts)

              5 years ago

              Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

              Tenor: King New Voll True silver plated mouthpeice: Berg Larson hard rubber 120/0 reeds: 2.5-2.75 gonzalez

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            6. by saxkeilwerthjody
              (1 post)

              5 years ago

              Re: Your Jazz Saxophone Set-Up

              Alto: SX0r "Shadow" with JodyJazz DV 6 with ZZ vandoran ZZ 3.5 Tenor/ SX()R Kielwerth with Kessler Costom mpc and Fredreick Hemke 3.5 Soprano: saxophone.com with Selmer C* mpc using Hemke 3 reeds Baritone: Jupiter With 40 yr old Ottolink ToneMaster Metal with Hemke 3

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