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Juju

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What a day! Saturday morning my husband and I went to Steve Crow to collect our tenors after they had some minor adjustments done. He did a fantastic job, the 30M is in perfect condition now :) ! Then we went on to Woodwind Exchange in Bradford. I have never been to WE before so it was quite overwhelming! We spent about 5 hours there and I tried lots of alto saxes and mouthpieces. My husband traded a bag of old mouthpieces for a Conn New Wonder alto and I got a new alto mouthpiece which he nicked immediately ;} I am wondering if this could be the beginning of GAS, I almost certainly haven't had GAS before as this is the first time I am changing an alto mouthpiece (and possibly my alto) after 18 years. It's the second time (in 24 years) I have changed my tenor and tenor mouthpiece. Hubby seems to be suffering from GAS and I am concerned it might be contagious... This was so much more exciting than clothes shopping! :sax:
Juju
 

Saxlicker

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Uht Ho!!!

That must be like taking up smoking in your late 30's (fortunately though, only damaging the health of your bank balance) >:)

Just goes to show how evil (but fun) it can be.

Did you happen to find out roughly how many vintage Selmers they has around at the moment? I keep promising my self a trip. :shocked:
 

Juju

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You have GAS very bad, :shocked: if a woman can say those words !!! you have it bad :)))
Oh dear, you are probably right :blush: my husband had to drag me out of the place, otherwise I would have stayed there over night!

@Saxlicker: There were lots of vintage Mark VIs, tenors and altos, also a nice balanced action and super balanced action tenor and a fantastic Mark VI baritone.
 

jazzdoh

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5 hours in one shop thats serious gas,although the shop is a sax players dream,everytime i have been up there my wallet has been seriously lighter on the way back.
 

kevgermany

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5 hours in one shop thats serious gas,although the shop is a sax players dream,everytime i have been up there my wallet has been seriously lighter on the way back.
I'd best not nip over next time I'm back in Manchester...
 

Taz

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My wife said women don't get GAS, she's not a sax player so knows nothing!

I'm amazed that you haven't got draws full of mouthpieces, ligs, reeds, saxes, cases, stands, pull throughs, push ups and many other accessories!
 

Sunray

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Because ... You're worth it!

What a day!

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Hubby seems to be suffering from GAS and I am concerned it might be contagious... This was so much more exciting than clothes shopping! :sax:

Juju
Class ... Real Class ... :welldone
 

Andrew Sanders

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Juju
There you go. A whole day in Bradford and no tetanus, cholera, dengue fever or delhi belhi. (Must be a first!)
How did you manage to leave without a new horn?
Andrew
 

Juju

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How did you manage to leave without a new horn?
Andrew
I do regret it now. I might still get it, though. I didn't know enough about the alto I liked most, and it would need some adjustments. Plus, I would have to think whether I want to part with my YAS 62. We can't really justify 4 altos between the two of us (we are both mainly tenor players).
Juju
 

Adrian63

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Steve Crow is amazing. A brilliant inovator, a lovely guy. For anybody who has never met Stu at " Woodwind exchange" Bradford. Man, you do not know what you are missing. He and Linda are great. Horns to die for. Vintage mpcs are unreal. Stu is also a pro player. A damn fine one. Spare weekend; check them out. Unreal. Added bonus. Stu's Mum, Mrs Mc Donald makes great ginger cake. Cake,tea, a look at Joe Hendersons tenor. My kind of day.
 

Juju

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My wife said women don't get GAS, she's not a sax player so knows nothing!
I'm amazed that you haven't got draws full of mouthpieces, ligs, reeds, saxes, cases, stands, pull throughs, push ups and many other accessories!
Push ups :))) ?? My husband definitely has stashes of accessories, but taking that bag of old mouthpieces to WE was the first step into the right direction.. :welldone
 

Saxlicker

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@Saxlicker: There were lots of vintage Mark VIs, tenors and altos, also a nice balanced action and super balanced action tenor and a fantastic Mark VI baritone.
Thanks...
And well done on the Zephyr..
I have only ever heard one Zephyr in action and it was an Alto.
I stood gob smacked most of the time. Strong and full sound.
 

Chris

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Congrats on the new sax:welldone:welldone:welldone

But one between two players:confused::confused:

Enjoy

Chris:sax:
 

Juju

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At last - the Zephyr arrived last week, and I absolutely love it! Here is a little test we did yesterday: I'm playing the first head and first chorus with the Zephyr, Dave plays the second with his New Wonder. DeadAudiolink Removed
Juju
 

Sunray

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The Dynamic Duo ...

Smashing sound you guys make JuJu ... :welldone:thankyou:

So I guess you will be chucking out your old sax's now then ... :)))
 
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