New Alto Saxophone has crooked bell
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by Rob on sax
2y ago
Should my new Alto horn have a crooked bell- it sweeps to the right ( horn strapped on ) seems to play O.K., All my other horns, the bell aligns with sax body. What do you think ..read more
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Straight bari's
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by danthecontraman
3y ago
So this thought occurred to me today. Why are there no tenor shaped bari's? What I mean by this is a bari sax that doesn't have the top wrap. I could see it having some balance issues with the Low A making it really bell heavy but why not? There are a few straight bari's out there where the bell is straight, why not one with the top crook straight. Has anyone ever seen something along the lines of this? Another issue I could see would be it being too big for people that are on the smaller... Straight bari's ..read more
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Yamaha digital sax
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by PhunkeyPhish
4y ago
Hi everyone, I am sure a lot of you have seen the news of the YDS-150 coming out sometime in November. I'm not a sax player, but it has really piqued my interest and wanted to see what saxophone players think of it. I'm really considering getting one and wanted to see what you guys thought. I have a varied music background starting with piano and trumpet as a kid (elementary school and middle school), never really enjoying either. I then played guitar during college and professional school... Yamaha digital sax ..read more
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What does transposing mean for playing a scale?
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by PhunkeyPhish
4y ago
I play the flute and bass guitar, but have always wanted to learn saxophone. The flute and bass are in the C key, but I know saxophones are transposing and different between them. I know that musical scores are written differently to "correct" this but what does that mean for just playing a major or minor scale? Is that scale also transposed so that a c scale for me on flute is different written notes for a sax ..read more
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What's The Best Deal On A Horn You Ever Got?
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by Helen
4y ago
What's the best deal you ever got on a horn you bought? Free doesn't count (so for me that rules out a number of my horns like my Martin Handcraft tenor and my Pierret alto), so of the ones I paid for, I'd have to say that the best deal would have been the Huttl alto, which turned out to be a rare Hammerschmidt, that I picked up at an antique show for $165 (or something like that) in Oct '04. I didn't know what it was, but it was made very well, and had a number of features that made me... What's The Best Deal On A Horn You Ever Got ..read more
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Dolnet II alto saxophone # 42561
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by Rrs110
4y ago
I purchased this Dolnet saxophone from my instructor back in 1968. He used to live in France befor the war. When the war broke, out he left France and he took several Dolnet saxophones, which he had in his possession, with him. He told me that he used to sell Dolnet Instruments on the side. He was a world renown symphony clarinetist. He passed away in the 1980s at about 80 years of age. I am trying to find out information on the saxophone. I found the serial number #42561 Dow by the D key... Dolnet II alto saxophone # 42561 ..read more
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Sax Manufacturing History
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by regorsteed
4y ago
Since 1967 I have owned an Alto Sax that was given to me via one of my fathers co-workers at the Lockheed Burbank plant which he had stored in his attic. It was my choice over getting a new Sting Ray bike of the day. The sax was in need of a rebuild that was accomplished by a wood wind player with the L.A. Philharmonic. I've recently unpacked my old sax which I played from Jr. High thru High School and have attempted to track its origin but I'm running into conflicting data on the... Sax Manufacturing History ..read more
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There is just so much wrong with this ...
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by pete
4y ago
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Boosey-Hawkes-SML-low-A-baritone-saxophone-/193060349654. I shall include a couple pics so people can do a face palm in the future. Ad description: Boosey and Hawkes low A baritone sax with rolled tone holes. Boosey Hawkes had their saxophones made for them and my research indicates that his one was made in France and probably by SML. This sax was completely disassembled on the bench, cleaned and built back up replacing corks... There is just so much wrong with this ..read more
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Audition piece
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by lucy294027
4y ago
Hi everyone! I’m new here. I don’t know if this is in the right category, so let me know if I need to change anything. My friend, who plays alto saxophone, is having troubles finding an audition piece. He needs it for marching band section leader auditions, and he asked me for help, but I don’t have any idea so I thought I’d ask here. He’s looking all over too. Does anyone have any suggestions? I can’t say his skill level but anything really helps. I think he wants something closer to... Audition piece ..read more
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New 'student' sax becomes my favorite sax.
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by Notes_Norton
4y ago
I've been doing this a long time. My first pro gig was in Junior High School, I'm now of retirement age (but not considering that) and for almost all of my adult life I've made a living doing music and nothing but music. Sax is my primary instrument, but I also play drums, flute, guitar, bass, wind synth, keyboard synth, and vocals. In my career I've had a Conn (fireworks), Selmer Modele 26, Pan American (el-cheapo backup horn), Selmer Mark VI (bought new), Selmer Mark VII (shouldn't have... New 'student' sax becomes my favorite sax ..read more
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