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  • Conn Multi÷Vider (Price Drop)
    by invalid@example.com (Pete Thomas) on May 16, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Next up from the Thomasonian collection is this very very rare (esp. in this condition) Conn Multi÷Vider Buy now Your browser does not support the audio element. Conn’s answer to the Selmer Varitone, this is a very rare pickup and effects unit for alto/tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute, trumpet and trombone. It consists of: The effects unit itself… Read more

  • Saxophone Repair for Beginners – A Caution/Rant
    by /u/Liquid-Banjo on May 16, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Let’s get this hard bit out of the way: no, you probably can’t overhaul a saxophone with no experience. You may be mechanically and technically minded, you may not be worried about time, and you may be looking for the challenge: you still, likely, will not be able to repair a saxophone to playable condition satisfactorily. ​ The saxophone has over 200 moving pieces, it’s much closer to a watch than a bicycle. Some of these over 200 pieces are tiny pivot screws which need to be the exact model. In fact, most of these screws, pads, felts, bearings, rods, and more are all purpose-built for saxophone – you will not be able to buy them at Home Depot. These parts are available from specialty stores; you can get them on ebay, but it’s a gamble if you order, and receive, the correct size for the instrument. By the way, saxophone parts often differ in size from brand to brand, make to make, model to model, even year to year. So good luck there! ​ You’re not just paying for the time a trained technician takes to do the work. You’re playing for the fact that they have the experience to ask all the questions, source all the correct parts, and then fix the instrument. Plus, to own the tools needed to do the job correctly. You likely don’t have a bench motor or even a pad slick. Maybe not even a butane torch capable of getting the right temp to melt the shellac. Your hobby kit to fix up appliances around the house will not work for this. ​ Would it be cheaper if you could buy an old ebay horn and fix it yourself? Hell yes it would, but it is unlikely the average person has the ability to do so to a degree which would be satisfactory. Especially if you don’t play already! If you are going to learn, don’t buy a fixer-upper – you will be disappointed. If it’s not in good playing order you won’t know if it’s you not knowing what you’re doing as a player, the horn not working from improper repair, or something else entirely! Pay for the expertise, hire a pro. ​ I am not a technician, by the way. I know, however, when I’m out of my depth and when a real pro can do the job I need done so I can go back to playing. submitted by /u/Liquid-Banjo [link] [comments]

  • SOTM May – Duke Jordan’s No Problem
    by invalid@example.com (CarriageTownSax) on May 16, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Greetings! Nigel was kind enough to ask me to pick the tune for May’s outing. I’ve chosen the great pianist Duke Jordan’s composition No Problem. I’m shocked this has never shown up on a play-along and rarely seems to get covered any longer. Sadly, despite having played with Bird, Duke Jordan seems most well known as the ex-husband of singer Sheila Jordan. No matter, or should I say, No Problem, we’ll give him some exposure here. Here are the charts, and two backings made in BIAB. One… Read more

  • Hansons st 8 tenor
    by invalid@example.com (eb424) on May 16, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Selling for a mate great condition pro quality ST8..offers around £1000…Sax is in Bournemouth I’m near Heathrow would prefer collection so she can be tried…any questions please ask and i’ll contact my mate who rather sillilly isn’t a member here…. Eddie

  • Tenor mouthpiece choice for Pop/Soul/Funk
    by /u/EJG_Music on May 16, 2022 at 4:34 pm

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  • New score video for my piece Liquid Metal!!
    by /u/Cehass on May 16, 2022 at 4:31 pm

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  • I want your Signature (PPT baritone sax mouthpiece in onyxite)
    by invalid@example.com (squeak) on May 16, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Without tooth/ligature marks or other damage. “Have a lovely day!” it says on my screen. I wish you one as well! PS: I am not trying to scoot around buying from Pete. As a matter of fact, I have purchased ~8 of his and Ed’s pieces in the past and still own most. I would like to keep it white, esprit de corps, that sort of thing.

  • Just started playing with a music group.
    by invalid@example.com (Terry) on May 16, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Hi everyone, Started playing with a group of musicians including guitar, harmonica,bass guitar, some mandolins, bongo,sometimes a keyboard player.They are all buskers together and play regularly.I play alto sax I was just wondering how to play along with them as I don’t get any sheet music ,they just tell me what key they playing in ,say they playing in C how do I know what the alto should play?nobody there seems to knows,I have struggled along and sometimes I fit in .Any help would be… Read more

  • Interview with legendary tenor jazz saxophonist HOUSTON PERSON
    by /u/soundsvisualmedia on May 16, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    https://www.soundsvisualradio.com/podcast/sounds-visual-radio-episode-99-houston-person/ ​ Dubbed “the natural heir to the Boss Tenor crown worn so long and so well by Gene Ammons” (Bob Porter), global performer Houston Person knows the music business inside out, from booking his own tours to producing his own albums. As eclectic as he is talented, Person has recorded everything from disco and gospel to pop and r&b, in addition to his trademark, soulful hard bop. After years as producer and house tenor for HighNote Records and touring with the late Etta Jones, Person is now known as a master of popular songs played in a relaxed, highly accessible style reminiscent of the great Ben Webster. Person grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and remembers his parents listening to lots of music at home, including jazz. First playing piano before switching to the tenor sax at age 17, he went on to study music at South Carolina State College (where he is included in the school’s Hall of Fame), and later pursued advanced studies at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. As a member of the United States Air Force band stationed in Germany, he played with Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, and Don Ellis, later working as a sideman for organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith in the mid 1960s. Person built his reputation as a leader with a series of soulful recordings for Prestige in the 60s. However, for a large part of his career he was best-known for his legendary partnership with the great vocalist, Etta Jones, which lasted over 30 years until her death in 2001. He has also performed with vocalist Barbara Morrison, the great Ernie Andrews and in the past has worked with Ernestine Anderson, Della Griffin and Dakota Staton. Houston’s appearances as sideman are legion, and include recordings with Etta Jones, Lena Horne, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver, Charles Earland, Joey DeFrancesco, and many others. As a record producer, he has worked with many artists, including Etta Jones, Freddy Cole, Charles Brown, and David ‘Fathead’ Newman. In 1990, his recording with Ron Carter, Something in Common (Muse), won the Independent Jazz Record of the Year Award, and he received an Indie Award for his recording, Why Not? (Muse). Other awards have included the prestigious Eubie Blake Jazz Award (1982) and the Fred Hampton Scholarship Fund Image Award (1993), and he has been honored with a “Houston Person/Etta Jones Day” in Hartford County, MD (1982) and in Washington, DC (1983). Houston Person has recorded over 150 albums as a leader on Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, and Muse, which became HighNote Records. His HighNote recordings as both tenor artist and producer, My Buddy: Etta Jones Sings the Songs of Buddy Johnson and Etta Jones Sings Lady Day, were Grammy finalists in the Best Jazz Vocal category in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Wrote Gary Giddens in the Village Voice: “I have always admired Houston Person for his huge tone, bluff humor, and pointed obbligato…Person lucidly rides the beat with figures you think you’ve heard but haven’t. These are not recycled licks or clichés; they simply seem familiar, like family… gray hair aside, Person is unchanged, an unmoved mover of certain jazz essentials.” Ask him what’s important in his music, and Houston Person notes that, “It’s important that it’s relaxing…Relaxes you and makes you feel good… I’m going to always play the things that I think contributes to good jazz, such as the blues and swinging.” submitted by /u/soundsvisualmedia [link] [comments]

  • John Packer JP011 MK II flute
    by invalid@example.com (h4yn0nnym0u5e) on May 16, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Seems fine to me but I’m a rank beginner at the flute. Zips on case currently all functional. Sale due to upgrade to Jupiter 511e (GAS GAS GAS…). UK mainland shipping is in the region of £3 to £11 depending on the level of insurance you want.

  • Drake Contemporary 1 Baritone Mouthpiece .120
    by invalid@example.com (Merryfisher) on May 16, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Good condition – with original box. No ligature or cap. Open to sensible offers

  • What mouthpiece to play Pop/Soul/Groove stuff at the Tenor.
    by /u/EJG_Music on May 16, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a primarily Tenor Jazz player, had a groove/soul gig and pop gig recently, and while my usual Jazz mouthpiece (a refaced 8 Lawton MP with very long facing, very high baffle and huge chamber) did the trick, I wish I had something more fit for those kind of style. What would you guys recommend ? With my current knowledge I would go toward a Berg Larsen with a 0 or 1 tone chamber and 8* or 9 opening. Let me know if you think of other good options to try. Metal strongly preferred. submitted by /u/EJG_Music [link] [comments]

  • Wanted V1 alto neck
    by invalid@example.com (tom9437) on May 16, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has a Yamaha V1 custom neck they would like to sell. I have looked on eBay ect but seems risky. Many thanks Tom

  • selmer ‘radio improved’ alto saxophone
    by invalid@example.com (peterpick) on May 16, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    a beautiful and very rare selmer ‘radio improved’ alto saxophone. the ‘radio improved’ is the last version of the SSS (selmer super sax) series from the 1930s. there are various versions of the radio improved, although it is one of selmer’s rarest as only about 1000 altos were made. They represent an improvement on the beloved ‘cigar cutter’, with most of the improvements designed to make them quieter in mechanical operation for broadcast purposes – for example, this one has an ebonite… Read more

  • robert drouet tenor saxophone
    by invalid@example.com (peterpick) on May 16, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    a lovely robert drouet tenor from paris in the 1930’s. drouet’s was a small workshop, the saxes were all hand-built and usually made to order, he was much sought-after by jazz players. the altos are bright, supple, lively creatures, and this tenor is a magnificent thing, with a rich, warm tone and considerable power. it’s in full playing order with a good action and good intonation. it’s a lovely old sax. the silver-plate is almost complete, it’s a mixture of matte and… Read more

  • SML gold medal MK 1 tenor saxophone
    by invalid@example.com (peterpick) on May 16, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    an SML gold medal tenor in good playing condition. no bumps or repairs. some lacquer wear, most noticeably to one side of the neck, i’ve no idea why. pl ays a storm, with that special SML tone, a degree of sweetness, a degree of grain. a powerful horn with delicacy. people will know that it has rolled toneholes, loads of little screws on the stacks for adjustments, a switchable g# linkage to the lower notes on the little finger table, a removable neck ring with a 4 slot… Read more

  • I lost New
    by invalid@example.com (Ivan) on May 16, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    …now I see it’s got it’s own button Nice

  • Can’t Get Past Low Bb (Alto)
    by /u/AliveRealHuman on May 16, 2022 at 11:54 am

    I have a daily warmup routine that I can’t bring myself to finish. I start with mouthpiece and mouthpiece + neck exercises. Then, I move on to scales. I start with the Bb Major scale, but I have trouble with low Bb; this has started since I went from a 2.5 to 3.0 reed. I usually spend about 5-10 minutes trying to get the note, before giving up entirely. How should I approach this? submitted by /u/AliveRealHuman [link] [comments]

  • Does anyone know what model is or how old it is
    by /u/DieMonz on May 16, 2022 at 11:47 am

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  • My new “DIY” pads…
    by invalid@example.com (DavidUK) on May 16, 2022 at 11:32 am

    This thread follows on from my earlier one here: Why have pads had the same design for 150 years? You may have also noticed I’ve been asking about resonators, key bounce, sprung weight of key cups, thin pads, cheap pads, cutting brass, and thread lock fluid. Well, I’ve come up with an idea for a new type of padding system which takes some cues from Codera, Toptone, Jim Schmidt, and others who have designed what they feel is a better system than the 150 year old one of glueing… Read more

  • SWAP Trevor James Raw Alto for Silver Signature Custom
    by invalid@example.com (QWales) on May 16, 2022 at 11:15 am

    Have a RAW in excellent condition with case and want to swap it for a Silver Signature Custom.

  • When on “NEW”, clicking ignore on a post doesn’t return to NEW: intentional?
    by invalid@example.com (Acc6441) on May 16, 2022 at 10:33 am

    My bookmark to this site is the new posts. I’m not into hardware or vintage, so when I see such posts, I click on “ignore”. After accepting the gravity of ‘ignore’ with a dialogue box, the next page appears to be the section of the forum the post I just ignored is in. I would think it should return to NEW?

  • My new 1947 conn 6m
    by invalid@example.com (Punchysax) on May 16, 2022 at 10:31 am

    View: https://youtu.be/XZUcf7YwPdE

  • Is there a tick logo Sakkusu Black Soprano out there?
    by invalid@example.com (Jules) on May 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

    If anyone ever spots a Black tick logo soprano up for grabs (or indeed has one which is) can you let me know. I’ve suddenly had a bit of a Pokemon-esque desire to get hold of one of each design. Got to catch ‘em all! £15 to Pete’s charity on a firm capture!

  • Dearman Super alto 5*
    by invalid@example.com (Targa) on May 16, 2022 at 9:59 am

    A rare collector’s item as it was previously owned by Pete Thomas, as it has been used with a patch it might still have his DNA underneath. In Pete’s words – “Interesting chamber shape with kind of V shaped roof, it’s not bright, it’s very warm (as you would expect with what seems to be zero baffle).”

  • Reslosound Ribbon Microphone
    by invalid@example.com (aldevis) on May 16, 2022 at 8:13 am

    Own a piece of British History! Purchased 6 years ago from Xaudia and used very little: fig8 microphones don’t like my home From Mr Taverner, when I bought it : “This one has the long ribbon motor, upgraded Xaudia transformer with 300 ohm output, and XLR socket. The body has been refinished in black wrinkle paint.”

  • Was it …
    by invalid@example.com (stitch) on May 16, 2022 at 8:08 am

    … anybody here that snagged this?

  • title
    by /u/ElRojo3000 on May 16, 2022 at 7:43 am

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  • Does anyone know where to find parts for this case?
    by /u/Residentfish16 on May 16, 2022 at 2:04 am

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  • Do rico reeds just really suck?
    by /u/No_Ear_7325 on May 16, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I’ve played on vandoren reeds since forever. I recently started playing tenor too, in addition to alto and clarinet, and in my hunt for good reeds I decided to try a box of rico royals. They’re not horrible exactly, but for the moderate price point I would expect reeds that would at least work moderately well. Not really the case. The 3.5 box I got plays with the resistance of 4’s but the raspy tone of 2’s. The reeds are also very low density and rough to the touch. Maybe also warped, too, since every reed I tried squeaks a lot. Granted, I’m new to tenor and squeak occasionally even on good reeds, but these are significantly worse. ​ I would love it if these reeds could work, since they’re a good 30% cheaper than vandoren reeds. Has anyone gotten them to work as well as vandoren? ​ Here’s recordings comparing Java 3 and Royal 3.5. First is Java, then royal, and then I EQ’d both of them to bring out the difference in tone. http://sndup.net/tdwj submitted by /u/No_Ear_7325 [link] [comments]

  • Help identifying this saxophone?
    by /u/PinRich3693 on May 15, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Can someone help me identify this saxophone? It looks vintage and I’m having trouble figuring it out… ​ https://preview.redd.it/cd39l9cv8qz81.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=cfea94a75eeda88dabdb78d645b777d062b109a5 https://preview.redd.it/dydpe8cv8qz81.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6e39e89fc1231678e9881225b41bd7116c03886c https://preview.redd.it/uilxs8cv8qz81.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=9e00a9e19f1c4c0ec968ee65a7e78ea36d8a948f https://preview.redd.it/nnd0sucv8qz81.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=fb154652f621dda3b478d8f276c2187c1a111c14 https://preview.redd.it/id819vcv8qz81.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3771be27b54d63bb93f81fb662e98027d254b4d5 https://preview.redd.it/dbou38cv8qz81.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ec4e4b4ca225c171d7de64ecb396256e6b680ee7 Thanks in advance! submitted by /u/PinRich3693 [link] [comments]

  • Time to replace the cork?
    by /u/_mikaeru on May 15, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    I can play perfectly fine on one mouthpiece (hard rubber), but on my TheoWanne mouthpiece (metal) there are squeaks and it isn’t because of the reed. When I place my finger below the cork while blowing, I can feel a little bit of wind. I should replace the cork right? Is the cork meant to be 100% airtight? I’m guessing this causes the squeaks on my metal mouthpiece. What do you all think? submitted by /u/_mikaeru [link] [comments]