There are so many good inexpensive Chinese saxes available on YouTube these days - why would you risk buying a second hand instrument that might be faulty? Well, I did exactly that, and bought myself a second hand Yamaha YTS-23 tenor off eBay for £400. I'm going to share my experience with you to help you make up your mind about buying second hand.
Clicking on the time stamps for this blog will take you straight to the relevant bit of the video on YouTube (in a separate tab). Full Time stamps for the video and a complete transcript are available at the bottom of the blog.
Why have a second sax anyway? (1:22)
For me, as a pro, it's always useful to have two saxes in case...
We all know that a Reed Geek Tool is excellent for adjusting your reeds and making the rubbish ones play better, but how about if you could get a comparable result with a product 23 TIMES cheaper? Is that too good to be true? In this video, I compare the $69 Reed Geek Universal Classic with a generic $3 High Speed Steel Lathe Tool from eBay to find out!
Be sure to pick up your free How To Use A Reed Geek PDF Cheatsheet, which you can print off and keep as a reference guide. Also, check out my lesson on how to make reeds work using a Reed Geek. Clicking on the time stamps for this blog will take you straight to the relevant bit of the video on YouTube (in a separate tab). Full...
In today's free video lesson, for absolute beginners on saxophone, I cover how to put your instrument together correctly. Even some intermediate players and above could benefit from this info as I've seen some pretty shocking efforts over the years! lol