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#95 Should You Buy A Second Hand Sax? (I Bought A Yamaha YTS-23)

setup & gear Nov 08, 2020

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...

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#92 A Reed Geek For $3...SERIOUSLY??

setup & gear Oct 18, 2020

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...

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#2 How To Assemble Your Sax (Part 2) - The Main Body & Neckstrap

beginner setup & gear Jan 20, 2019

In this free video lesson, for absolute beginners on saxophone, I cover how to put your instrument together correctly. Part 1 of this two part series covers the assembly of the mouthpiece and neck and this second part covers the assembly of the main body of the sax and the neck strap (or "sling").
 
 
You can find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all the lessons. Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will take you straight to that portion of the video on youtube (in a separate tab). Full Time stamps for the video and a complete...
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#1 How To Assemble Your Sax (Part 1) - The Neck & Mouthpiece

beginner setup & gear Jan 13, 2019

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

This is the first part in a two part series on this topic, and this first part covers the assembly of the mouthpiece and neck. Part 2 will cover the neck strap (sling) and main body.
 
 
You can also find my Complete Beginner's Series here for all the lessons. Here are the Q&A topics covered in this lesson, with video time stamps (min:sec). Clicking on the time stamp will...
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