A Globemaster Luxus By Max Keilwerth

I was in my tech’s shop the other day, and had the chance to unpack a very special horn that was sent to him for repair: a Max Keilwerth-made Globermaster Luxus alto serial, # 56XX. This horn arrived all the way from New York State because the owner was willing …

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An Unusual F. X. Hüller Standard Tenor

What exactly is an F.X. Hüller Standard? I was looking through Flickr at some saxophone pics the other day, and happened across an unusual sight: A tenor saxophone that appears to have been made by F.X. Hüller, yet has some peculiarities that leads one to ask: Is it a stencil? …

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Secondary Characters Present The Hunchback of Notre Dame

My horns getting all prettied up for The Hunchback of Notre Dame For the second time this year I find myself surrounded by a sea of instruments—all my own and that I am responsible for—as I am in the pit orchestra for Secondary Character’s production of The Hunchback of Notre …

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Happy Canada Day 2018!

Canada Day long weekends always mean gridlock Yup, it’s hard to believe but Summer 2018 is officially here! Although we on the West Coast are currently experiencing anything but summer-like conditions, much of this country is basking in a hot, sunny, air conditioner necessary temperatures. Yesterday I ran a couple …

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Compare/contrast 5 Orsi bass saxophones

It has been a long while since I’ve written anything about bass saxophones, so when I saw this Orsi bass sax on eBay a couple of days ago, it got me thinking. I sent an email to the seller to get a clarification on the horn’s range, but he informed …

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