My New Cebulla Sax-Strap

For close to 20 years now I have used Neotech neck straps and liked them. The only thing I wasn’t that fond of, was the way they slipped and needed adjustment multiple times over the course of a show/rehearsal/practice session. Then in the summer, when I was talking to Claudio…

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How Would You Reply To: What’s My Sax Worth?

The most dreaded question I receive: What’s my sax worth? Have you ever been in the situation where someone asks you what their old saxophone—maybe it’s vintage, maybe it’s not—is worth? You don’t want to hurt their feelings, but sometimes the truth isn’t pretty—as is often the case with saxophones…

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Being a good saxophone caretaker

The concept of being a saxophone caretaker isn’t really outlandish at all Any well-made professional—or even a good, student model saxophone from the early to mid part of the 20th century—when properly cared for, will serve its owners well for hundreds of years. Yes, you read that right, I wrote…

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The Music Man: How I Spent The Last Month

Wow, it feels like forever since I’ve sat down and tried to write an article for my site. It could be because I have spent the better part of the last month playing the Reed 5 book of The Music Man. The show wrapped last weekend, and I must admit,…

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Olds Super + an Original Tenor by Claude Lakey

Well my Olds Super has a new mouthpiece that allows me to not only play in tune over the horn’s entire range, but allows me to use ANY kind of reed—yes, including my favourite Légère Signature Series. What am I using? A Claude Lakey Original Tenor 5*3, along with the…

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