Accessories

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  • Cane Reeds for Saxophone

    The 5 Best Cane Reed Tips: Don’t be afraid of using soft reeds:  It is a myth that you need to play a hard reed to be a good player. While a hard reed can make it seem easier to play loud and high with a better tone, it is far more useful to develop your embouchure and breath support to achieve ... Read more…
  • Synthetic Saxophone Reeds

    Synthetic mouthpieces, so why not synthetic reeds? Traditionally woodwind instruments such as the clarinet used mouthpieces made from wood in combination with cane reeds. A big problem was always that natural products such as wood and cane were not only inconsistent, but also unstable – prone to warping, cracking, and sooner or later just wearing out – sooner rather than later ... Read more…
  • When to Change a Reed

    When should you change a reed? Cane Reeds are extremely annoying. They are sent here to try our patience in more ways than one: You buy a box of reeds and it’s often the luck of the draw whether all, some, or even any of them will work well. Once you get a good one, it doesn’t stay good. There is no immortal ... Read more…
  • Reed maintenance & care

    Care & Storage I find that reeds play best when wet, you can moisten them in your mouth for a while or soak them in a glass of water (some people recommend alcohol such as vodka). If you have the time and patience, it is a good idea to “run in” a new reed by wetting for a few minutes every ... Read more…
  • Saxophone Ligatures

    The Best Way to Hold a Reed On What do saxpophone ligatures do? A ligature clamps the reed to the mouthpiece. Think of this a bit like when you hold a ruler on the edge of a table and flick the bit sticking over so it goes “boing”. You need to hold the part of the ruler firmly, or the end sticking ... Read more…
  • Review: Saxophone Straps

    Keep Your Saxophone Round Your Neck! Disclaimer: all products on this page have been supplied to me  as free review  samples. What makes a good saxophone strap/sling/holder? Cebulla   Jazzlab Saxholder   Birdstrap   BA Sling   The most important thing on any saxophone strap is the hook. On older slings these are just plain metal hooks, and there are two disadvantages. First the metal ... Read more…
  • DIY Saxophone Clipon Microphone

    Not just cheap, it sounds good! Ingredients to make your own clipon microphone Realistic 33-1063 Electret Tie Pin Microphone (Radio Shack, Tandy) Deluxe Clothes peg Two small self tapping screws Strip of metal, e.g. brass, approx 8″ x 1/4″ Drill Self amalgamating tape (or improvise something else) The actual microphone First, let me point out about the quality involved. I was introduced to these inexpensive clipon microphones by a well ... Read more…
  • Saxophone Stands

    Keep Your Horn in One Piece! Saxophone stands are more important than you might think. I learnt this as a guitarist, when my 3-year-old decide to walk into a cheap guitar stand. Problem was that the stand was holding an expensive guitar, but fortunately it was just a guitar not a saxophone. Still it made me think that 3-year olds are no more ... Read more…
  • Deflector (Review)

    This is an amazingly simple concept which I’m very pleased to see available from the well established and highly reputable company from Switzerland, Jazzlabs. The reason I’m happy to see it made by Jazzlabs is that their products are all extremely well designed and made, for example the Saxholder. This is no exception. I have to be honest when I first ... Read more…

 


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