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Different names for sax related things across the pond

jbtsax

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I find it interesting that sax players in the UK use different terms than those of us in the U.S. do. A few that come to mind are:

Posts : Pillars
Necks : Crooks
Parts : Spares

Are there any others that can be added to the list?
 

old git

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Wonder if there are any connections between some past American manufacturers and sellers with crooks?
 

milandro

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one of the weirdest European saxophonic terms is the word, used in Italy and in Italy alone, “ Chiver” (pron. keever most of the times but sometimes Chiver as one would pronounce it in English or Shiver........) for the neck of a saxophone. It has a clear foreign derivation but in no other language I could discover anything remotely linked to this. :shocked:
 

old git

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Milandro,
With your excellent English will know "chiv" is slang for a knife or open razor. Back to my previous post?
 

milandro

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Milandro,
With your excellent English will know "chiv" is slang for a knife or open razor. Back to my previous post?
right......... :) and how does this relate to a saxophone neck?......:shocked:


Italian Geordie’s connections? :confused:
 
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