Review Of An A.E. Sax C-Pitched Tenor Sax

Adolphe Edouard Sax C-pitched tenor saxophone Country of origin: France Date of manufacturing: 1907-1928 1 (Likely prior to Selmer’s takeover of the Sax company). Date of Review: 2017 It was in November 2012 that I wrote about a A.E. Sax C-pitched tenor sax that belonged to a fellow who lives …

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Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI) Update

It was just over a year ago when I announced on this blog that I was undertaking a major new portion on my website: a section dedicated to the Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI). VMI is what the VEB that manufactured the B&S, AKA blue label, and Weltklang saxophones morphed …

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Ever Heard Of A Strathmann Non-Stick G# Key?

Unless you’ve read Uwe Ladwig’s book, Saxofone: Ein Kompendium—which requires you be able to read German—or you have read any of the modern B&S pages on my website, there is likely no reason that you would have heard of the Strathmann non-stick G# key. It is arguably one of best, …

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Being A Professional Musician: Lesson Learned

Being a professional musician for decades doesn’t mean you’re immune to getting burned A year ago I did a favour for my partner’s former colleague. Let’s call her Jane (not her real name). With under a week’s notice I reincarnated my Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble, and performed a two-hour Christmas …

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