How Can You Tell A C Melody From A Bb Tenor Sax?

Martin King Vintage Catalogue Pages Buescher Conn Alto-shaped Tenor-shaped Pan American Conclusion It’s happened to quite a few saxophone buyers on eBay: they thought that they were buying a vintage tenor, but when the saxophone arrived, it turned out to be a C melody instead. This raises the question: How…

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What Exactly Does A Flamethrower Sax Look Like?

It was just about a month ago that I first happened across the following article in the Entertainment News section on the Film Industry Network site. It’s a given that something titled, Musicians shoot music video with a flame thrower Saxophone, is going to my attention. After watching the remake…

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Just What Kind Of Music Did Our Vintage Saxophones Play When They Were First Sold?

If you’re a vintage horn player, have you ever wondered just what kind of music your horn was originally built for? Sure, we might use vintage horns for jazz, blues, or rock now, but in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, instrument designers and companies were building saxophones for very different…

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Zephyr Closet Alto For Sale

If I was looking for an H.N. White King horn, I would look no further than the fine folks at hnwhite.com. I remember exchanging emails with Chris before he got into eBay sales. At the time, fine, vintage King saxophones were only available through their website. Once hnwhite.com opened its…

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The Immorality Of Sax

If there was some way to travel back in time—only for a visit, mind you—I would really like to go back to the early part of the 20th century, and witness firsthand some of the sax-hysteria that appeared to have gripped public officials. Law makers and politicians seemed to have obsessed about how to deal…

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