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by Mactenor
(102 posts)
13 years ago

Tex Beneke Horn and Setup

I saw an old Glenn Miller movie entitled "Orchestra Wives" made in 1942. Tex Beneke had a big, smooth sound when he played. I think that he played Martins, he was using what looked to be a large chamber rubber mouthpiece. Anyone know what his horn and setup was in and around 1942? Best Regards Mactenor

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  1. by Jazzydav
    (1 post)

    13 years ago

    Re: Tex Beneke Horn and Setup

    Tex Beneke played a Selmer Radio Improved tenor at that time with a Link Mouthpiece

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    1. by STEVE GOODSON
      (291 posts)

      13 years ago

      Re: Tex Beneke Horn and Setup

      It was my great honor to know Tex and work on his horns for him. Of course, I wasn't around in 1942 (I'm not THAT old!), but Tex told me he used Martin saxophones exclusively then. His favorite horn was a Committee II tenor, which was a gift from the Martin factory. I'm not sure I remember his mouthpiece, but I do think it may have been a Link.

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  2. by sam_shearer576
    (1 post)

    4 weeks ago

    Re: Tex Beneke Horn and Setup

    I'm pretty sure he played a Martin committee II because in the movie "Orchrestra Wives" you see the horn and it says martin. Going up and down and the Martin committee II has that.

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