Category Archives: Eb/Bb saxes

Lakeland Terrier just loves Soprano’s… ** now TWO videos **

As soon as I’d unpacked my lovely little Mirage Bb ‘curvie, and slipped on the closest available mouthpiece ( a very old Arbiter metal ‘5’, cost almost 70 quid in it’s day…) for it’s trial run, I just knew that … Continue reading

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Jim Schmidt’s revolutionary new sax goes East…

  I was interested by this statement in a recent saxontheweb topic.  As you may know, a while back, Jim Schmidt was working on a revolutionary new ‘Contralto’ – in C – saxophone with a totally different fingering system, and, … Continue reading

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Vintage versus modern saxophones…

I’m confused.  Nothing new there then… Been playing a fair bit of (Bb) tenor recently, kind of lost impetus on C-tenor (but NOT C-Soprano, still very enthusiastic about that one !) and I’m really torn between my 2009 Orpheo tenor … Continue reading

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Back to the 30’s Martins – naturally !

  Hey – just a minute, I’ve heard of ‘time flying’, but this is ridiculous, nearly two weeks since the last post… Well, I have been a bit busy, and trying to get things organised to either sell on eBay, … Continue reading

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Conn and Buescher C Melody saxes in action !

Thanks to milandro for putting up this saxontheweb link to a YouTube Video of the Chateauguay Tenors playing alto, c-melody, and tenor saxes, in an epic topic started by Captain Beeflat, a.k.a. Lewis – Snobbery associated with the C Melody.   … Continue reading

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It’s all in the player…

I’m reprinting the contents of an email here, sent to me by Lewis Pelham, and it really does sum up our (often) futile search for a better mouthpiece – when all along we don’t know what potential is lurking in … Continue reading

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Glissando – how to make it look easy…

Thanks to Lewis for sending me this a while back, and for his suggestion to share it with you all. This is Dean Hilson, from Oz, making it look oh so simple 🙂 – he’s using a 10* Link, so … Continue reading

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