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I also own a Cannonball Tenor Saxophone. I has a great strong sound and looks pretty cool. I got the Mad Meg model so it's not laquered or plated. Pure brass which gives it this great sound. The pure brass also gives it the antique kind of look which I love and with the green stone keys I got put in it's the best. I hope you're happy with your Selmer

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Here's something sax related - San Jose's Annual Saxophone Christmas.

I emailed Ray Bernd of Monroe Middle School in the San Jose area last week. He's working on securing the rehearsal time, but he's also trying to get a concrete idea for the second performance site - it's either Eastridge Mall or Vallco. I don't know what shape Eastridge is in, but Vallco might not be available as there is some restructuring going on in the court area where we were last year (it looks like the entrance to the new AMC Theater is going right in that area).

Sat., Dec. 17th looks to be date.

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i'm sorry to tell you,....but bundy...is a really bad brand...and from what i have seen of vito...they are okie...selmer and yamaha are realleh good...as well as yanigisawa...those are your best bets!!! :lol:


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So it's been awhile since I have posted in this topic. I am VERY happy with my sax! It plays very well, I hope I get to play it not for just jazz this year but wind ensemble too. My band director usually has me play euphonium for w.e. thanks guys 8-)

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I play the alto. Yamaha. But what I really love is the moutpiece. Its a Rovner size six. Gold plated. Expensive, but what a sound it makes!


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I want to get a metal mouth piece... the sound of sax kings.... :D

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hey all! well since we're talking about saxes...im planning on getting a tenor for my college years sometime soon...and i was wondering what kind would be best for marching, jazz, and concert performances...right now i play on the schools yamaha which i like and so i was thinking about a yamaha....but feedback would be great!

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which do you guys think is better?
YAS62II Alto Sax
YAS475 Alto Saxophone
the price is about $300 from each other...they seems similar which makes it so hard to decide!


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Regardless of the brand you choose, I strongly recommend buying a Selmer C-star mouthpiece. The difference in tone is tremendous. Your sound will immediately be smoother and darker. The mouthpiece is not the best for a loud, brash jazz sound, but for concert groups, it can't be beat!

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i was thinking, which mouthpeice could u get a rash sound like .... its hard to explain, anyone hear Europa- Gato Barbieri, like that kinda sound

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Another great mouthpiece for sax that is sort of new is Jody Jazz. I got a Jody Jazz and it's gold metal and has great, big jazz sound.

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Barton1 wrote:
Regardless of the brand you choose, I strongly recommend buying a Selmer C-star mouthpiece. The difference in tone is tremendous. Your sound will immediately be smoother and darker. The mouthpiece is not the best for a loud, brash jazz sound, but for concert groups, it can't be beat!


Although the C star is a good mouthpiece I think that a Morgan 3C is even better for classical playing then the C star. I used to play on a C star and my college professor made me switch to the Morgan and I swear I will never go back to the C star. Just my personal preference. To each their own.

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Well there are a lot of great sax mouthpieces, but for versatility
aka, a decent jazz mouthpiece, a great classical mouthpiece, and a great mouthpiece for marching band -- C* or D (depending on your preference) is awesome.

I love the Yamaha student models. Stay in great shape, even with the harsh treatment of marching band.
I currently play a vito tenor sax. It's also very nice.

So, tenorsaxchick, I would definitely recommend a Yamaha tenor if that's what you're used to.
It'll last you quite a long time.

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You have some choices, young lady.....
I've been playing saxophone for about 30+ years now and I can safely say that there are some great brands out there, and your choices will invariably come down to what your budget will allow. I've worked in music stores most of my adult life and still attend the NAMM show every year in Anaheim either as a spectator or demonstrator.

For jazz, the Selmer Mark VI is the holy grail, and at $5000+, it is out of budget for most players. Check out this saxophone buyer's guide for some hints in finding your axe. Best bang for the buck I've seen lately is the Artist Series from Jupiter. I also like Yanagisawa [I play a Yanagisawa Artist Soprano] and H Couf [my jazz tenor --- Grover Washington & Lenny Pickett played them]. My alto was a King Zephyr Special [circa 40's] --- recently sold 'cuz I wasn't really playing it enough. Perhaps I might get a vintage Super 20 down the line. I didn't really mention Yamaha since the Pro Series 800 and 700 are overpriced like the Selmers; the YAS-52 is still the best value.

Mouthpieces are so personal; whoever mentioned the C* --- it's a good start. I'd also check out the metalite series from Rico-LaVoz [I play this on my soprano], Meyer mouthpieces and the good ole Claude Lakey [which I used on my marching tenor]. Metal-wise, Otto Link is what works on my H Couf Tenor, though I had a Dukoff and a Berg-Larsen. When trying out mouthpieces, be prepared to spend an afternoon with 2-3 of them with reeds of varying strengths. Good luck.


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TMRMusicMaster wrote:
i wouldnt go with a bundy just an opinion but I would go with a selmer paris for sure or the yamaha custom z series but I also like the yanagisawa saxes but as for my set up I currently use a classic sax many u may know of called the selmer mark 6 its great and I love its rich tone ahhh and as for some added info, john coltrane the famous jazz musician used the same model


coltrane used a selmer super balanced action, not a mark VI... and im very surprised that i didnt hear yanigasawa thrown out in here, as they are probably THE best brand out there at the moment. can't go wrong with yani.


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