Saxophone Forum


by JWilliams
(3 posts)
5 years ago

I need HELP!

Sophomore in high school.

In marching band.

Need help finding a good mouthpiece, ligature, and reeds.

Been playing for a year. ( Self-taught. Pretty bad but I want to improve. )

Still use the mouthpiece that came with my Alto Sax that my parents bought for me.

Alto Sax I use: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00501ISLW/ref=mp_s_a_1_8/177-4570051-7630703?qid=1438380056&sr=1-8&pi=SL75_QL70&keywords=mendini+saxophone

 

Sorry about the formatting of this post. I needed to confess my thoughts.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

 

Edit 1: Budget $100. Sorry :<

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  1. by JonHuff
    (100 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: I need HELP!

    A $100 budget doesn't give you much space to get something decent, most good mouthpieces are going to start right around $100 - $120 alone for the alto sax (such as Meyer, Vandoren, Otto Link). This site is affiliated with Saxquest.com, I would check them out for ideas for professional mouthpieces, reeds, accessories, etc. Good luck and keep up the work!

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    1. by JWilliams
      (3 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: I need HELP!

      Sorry for the late reply.

      I'm not looking for professional accessories, I'm looking for things that are sort of in the middle.

      This is what I found so far.

      Mouthpiece: Yamaha YAC1287 5C

      Reeds:Fibercell Synthetic reeds strength 3

      Neckstrap: Neotech 1901162 Sft Sax Strap

       

      Total comes to about $70.

      Are these worth it?

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      1. by JonHuff
        (100 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: I need HELP!

        The mouthpiece is fine, personally I've never been a fan of synthetic reeds but I know plenty of people do dig them so that is cool. I recommend against the Neotech especially for marching band in particular, because it is sort of stretchy and "bouncy", not a good thing when you are trying to hold your horn steady while marching! I would go with a Rico Padded strap, same idea but no bounce, and the price is about the same.

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        1. by JWilliams
          (3 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: I need HELP!

          Thank you for your advice. I'll get the neckstrap you recommended. Is there any more advice that you can give me?

          Thank you!

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