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by Aesop89
(12 posts)
9 years ago

Jupiter Alto

At the end of symphonic band last year I was looking to upgrade from my YAS-23, and the sax clinician we had (A student of Western Carolina University) sold me his Jupiter Artist Series Alto for $300, nothing at all wrong with it, just looked like hell from marching band. I was wondering if anyone else plays on this alto, and if so what mouthpiece/reed combo do you use? Also if anyone could tell me how this jupiter stacks up to other saxes I would be very appreciative (is it an intermediate or pro horn?). thx in advance, ~Aesop

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  1. by uncrazy99
    (12 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jupiter Alto

    I'm not sure about the Jupiter...I've heard Jupiter makes good flutes, but I'm not sure about saxes. For a mouthpiece I was using Hite's premiere mouthpiece at the recommendation of my band director, but it just doesn't cut it anymore. Now I use a Selmer C*...they're great. For reeds I use a combo. I use La Voz reeds for marching because of the edgy sound that cuts through and lets me be heard a bit. I use Hemke's for concert band because they have a great tone. And I use the Vandoren ZZ's for jazz band because that's what they're made for - and they work GREAT. Any other questions?

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    1. by Aesop89
      (12 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Jupiter Alto

      Nope, thats about it. Thanks for all the information!

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  2. by shibbysax
    (10 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jupiter Alto

    hey bro i play a jupiter. MY two saxes were out of commission for a little while so i was playing on the schools jupiter and im still using it for marching band. I think it plays just fine, i havnt found anything wrong with it. Its a good horn over all.

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  3. by shibbysax
    (10 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jupiter Alto

    hey bro i play a jupiter. MY two saxes were out of commission for a little while so i was playing on the schools jupiter and im still using it for marching band. I think it plays just fine, i havnt found anything wrong with it. Its a good horn over all.

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  4. by shibbysax
    (10 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jupiter Alto

    hey bro i play a jupiter. MY two saxes were out of commission for a little while so i was playing on the schools jupiter and im still using it for marching band. I think it plays just fine, i havnt found anything wrong with it. Its a good horn over all.

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  5. by shibbysax
    (10 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jupiter Alto

    hey bro i play a jupiter. MY two saxes were out of commission for a little while so i was playing on the schools jupiter and im still using it for marching band. I think it plays just fine, i havnt found anything wrong with it. Its a good horn over all.

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  6. by shibbysax
    (10 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jupiter Alto

    hey bro i play a jupiter. MY two saxes were out of commission for a little while so i was playing on the schools jupiter and im still using it for marching band. I think it plays just fine, i havnt found anything wrong with it. Its a good horn over all.

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    1. by Saxon
      (100 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Jupiter Alto

      anyone else like upiters out there?? I was under the impressionn that you bought a Jupiter if you couldn't afford a Yamaha! I'd like to know how the 2 compare?

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      1. by Aesop89
        (12 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Jupiter Alto

        My jupiter is an artist series while my yamaha is the student model, so I really dont think its too fair to compare these two. But if I had too, my jupiter wins hands down over my yamaha

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        1. by Saxon
          (100 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Jupiter Alto

          specifically, what do you like better about the Jupiter?

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        2. by SaxAppeal
          (67 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Jupiter Alto

          It has the name of a planet on it!!!

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        3. by Aesop89
          (12 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Jupiter Alto

          I really like the keywork on the Jupiter, and its a really nice sounding horn. Plus, the added high F# key is just a lot of fun to have haha. The thing I like most tho is the price, I only had to pay 300, which rocked.

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