Woodwind.OrgThe Doublers BBoardThe C4 standard

 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 Experienced clarinetist looking for advice on buying an alto sax
Author: Janice G 
Date:   2024-06-05 13:16

Hello everyone. This is my first post. I started clarinet in 1970 (classical at high school)but hardly played from 1980 until I retired in 2018. During our covid lockdown, I decided to learn to play jazz. I now play regularly in jam sessions here in Andalusia. However, at times I struggled to be heard over the saxes and guitars. I borrowed my brother in law's old alto and I alternate between that and my B&H imperial 926, depending on the tune.

My issue is that my borrowed alto is a generic no name instrument and I would like some advice about buying my own. I am clearly a beginner at the sax but have a lot of clarinet experience. My budget is up to £1000. A friend has recommended the Better Sax alto and I know that Yamaha student models are well regarded. What do people think would be a good choice for me?

I use legere european cut reeds, 2.5, with an open tip B&H no. 3 mouthpiece on clarinet and american cut 2.5s on my current sax (with a generic mouthpiece).

I am also posting on SOTW, but I would like some clarinetists' views too.

Many thanks in advance for any advice.


Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org