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Which ligatures do you all use? I am a classical sax player using a vandoren optimum ligature. This is sort of a poll to h…

9 hours ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (195 posts)

Brilhart Level Air bite plate

I want a new bite plate for my alto and my tenor Brilhart Level Air mouthpieces.  Does anyone know where I could find…

6 days ago
by mijderf (116 posts)

Vandoren mouthpieces

Tip opening and facing length specs for Vandoren V5 alto A20 and A25 mouthpieces appear to be the same.  What's the d…

1 week ago
by bjroosevelt (42 posts)

Key Leaves

Sticking keys (especially the G#) are a huge problem. Key Leaves is a family company that has come up wiith a solution to…

2 weeks ago
by krohnm10

Vandoren Java reed id help please

I order a card of 4 Jazz Vandoren reeds,
There are two Javas;one green [unfiled]
and one red [filed]
I can`…

4 weeks ago
by bjroosevelt (42 posts)

Tenor Saxophone Upgrade

Previously, I started a forum on the best way to try different saxes and how I should go about upgrading to a pro model in…

1 month ago
by GFC (712 posts)

How to Pick a Saxophone

I am a sophomore in High School and I play tenor. I've only been playing for half a year, but I'm completely invested and…

1 month ago
by Ya Boi Ike (19 posts)

Dukoff Tenor H8

Anyone have a used dukoff h8? I've seen alot of D8's but I never see anyone mention a
H8 mine is getting pretty well…

2 months ago
by mijderf (116 posts)

Vandoren reed

I started playing 2 months ago - new to this stuff, so I was wondering if you can help me out.
I ra…

2 months ago
by onetimevisitor (2 posts)

Getting a Completely New Set-Up

I'm looking at getting a new saxophone and accessories. I want to get:

  • Sax Dakota SDT-1200 SS Tenor Saxopho…

2 months ago
by Mitch Sugginer (2 posts)

New Saxophone Set-Up

I'm looking at getting a new professional saxophone set up with the following pieces:

- P. Mauriat PMST-500BXSK…

3 months ago
by GFC (712 posts)

Buying an Alto Sax

Hi, I'm a high school senior going into my first year in college. I am majoring in Music Education, and music performance.…

3 months ago
by mijderf (116 posts)

Availability of Rivertone Alto Sax in India


Can anyone let me know, where can I get Rivertone Alto Sax in India. There are few sites which shows it is ava…

5 months ago
by ayupadhyay

Remli Mouthpiece

I have come across an old mouthpiece that came of a 1953 Selmer Paris SBA Tenor Sax.

Remli is engraved in cursi…

6 months ago
by bjroosevelt

Mark VII Mouthpiece Recommendation Request

I just picked up a 1976 Selmer Paris Mark VII as an upgrade from my student horn.  I am an intermediate player.  …

6 months ago
by mijderf (116 posts)


Just want to check, a RICO -H Ligature will fit a Vandoren AL3 Mouthpiece on Alto Sax right?

6 months ago
by gw111

JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness

I was wonderding if anybody has had any expirence with the JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness. I really like the concept…

6 months ago
by Saxquest (407 posts)


Hi, I play on a Yamaha CustomEX, Claude Lakey 4*3, and vandoren optimum lig. I recently started jazz and I was wondering if…

7 months ago
by alexd4life (1 post)

Equipment advice for sound searching

I'm not exactly new to saxophone, but I'm new to the world of non-stock equipment and I'm having a bit of trouble finding…

7 months ago
by bjroosevelt (42 posts)

Recommended Reed Brands?

I have read Jim's list on recommended brands to look for 6 replies by katel70 (1 post) 8 years ago

8 months ago
by Cornish Pasty (1 post)


i have been working on my tone in the altisimo range and wondering if anone has any thoughts on mouthpiece and reeds that…

8 months ago
by tempomaster (35 posts)

What reed for vandoren v-16 t-7

I play the tenor and have a V-16 t-7 vandoren mouthpiece. What are some good reeds to try? I play jazz and am trying for a…

9 months ago
by Tenor1224 (6 posts)

Selmer Glass Reed Case

Is there something that is equivalent to the old selmer glass reed cases with the glass plate that you set the reeds on an…

9 months ago
by npyles

Reed strength between cane and synthetic

I am in the position of needing to get some synthetic reeds fast to play a gig.  However, I  have only used cane…

9 months ago
by wwplyr01

plastic cover rico reeds..

Offering advice,

I've used a multitude of brands, when you get a good Cane Reed, that is usually the best or else,…

9 months ago
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