Saxcraft Saxophone Ligature Review

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Could this new ligature offer the perfect balance of resonance and mouthpiece-reed connection for an authentic vintage sound?
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How to choose a wireless mic for sax

Monday, January 11, 2016

If you’re doing a fair bit of live playing then chances are you would like to free yourself from the microphone stand.  After all, when you’re steaming away on your solo, you don’t always want to stand still.
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Saxophone Ligature Comparison

Friday, July 17, 2015

To the listener, a ligature may not make much difference to the sound.  But for me, it's about how the reed responds and the right ligature can make a huge difference here. Great reed response inspires me to play my best - and in turn, hopefully, makes it more fun for the listener.
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Boutique Sax Makers: Hanson Saxophones

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Marsden is a lovely, sleepy hollow tucked away in the West Yorkshire hills.  It's a small village with a great musical culture - the local jazz festival is one of the longest running in the UK.
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Saxophone Heaven in London

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Whilst in London recently for I popped in for a cuppa with the boys at to check out their new London “super store”. I’ve seen a few saxophone stores in my time.
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How to buy a saxophone on eBay

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

We are so fortunate these days to be living in a global economy.  I can remember years ago shopping for a piccolo whilst back home visiting with my family in the far north of Australia. I was having a few weeks off before returning to play in the United States but had found out that I needed a piccolo for my next run of shows.
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Silverstein Works Ligature Review

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Much has been written and discussed about ligature design and relevance to your sound production on saxophone.  Although some players will argue that a ligature makes little difference to the tone, I have found over the last 25 years that it can make a huge difference not only to the quality of your tone but also to how the reed behaves. And, this in turn can ultimately influence your playing style.
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BAM Hightech saxophone case review

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We spend a lot of money on our Saxophones. They are delicate pieces of machinery that we hope to have in our lives for a long time. And most of us carry our Saxophones all over to rehearsals, lessons and gigs by every mode of transport going. I even spent a few years with mine strapped to the back of a motorcycle.
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