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Kingsleyhk

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Been playing for over 50 years - think I'm just starting to get the hang of it.

Any Hong Kong sax players please get in touch.
 

Justin Chune

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Hi Kingsley and welcome to the cafe. I've been playing for quite a while myself and I'm still looking forward to getting the hang of it.:)

Jim.
 

Kingsleyhk

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Thanks for the welcome to all replies.

FYI: Selmer Series 80 MK II tenor with Link 5* or Dukoff D7: Elkhart soprano with rubber Bari 64
 

gladsaxisme

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Hi Kingsley


Welcome aboard hope you enjoy the forum, does the humidity out there wreak havoc on your sax?I've just moved on to a Selmer myself and it's a whole new ball game in terms of depth of tone even makes a novice like me sound reasonable.

All the best...john
 

TomMapfumo

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I have to wonder what Kingsley's Aims are........................................................................;}

So, having played for 50+ years do you use a small tip opening on your mouthpiece and still play a vintage sax with self prepared reeds?

Kingsley - a Big Welcome to Cafe Saxophone and look forward to hearing your contributions over the coming weeks and months.

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

Kingsleyhk

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I hadn't owned a tenor for some years but I bought the Selmer second hand in Paris in 1993 - serial number suggests it was made in 1988 - and I got a very nice letter from Henri Selmer confirming that. I presume it then still had the original pads and I played it successfully (sort of) until a year ago when couple of pads got iffy and I bit the bullet and had it completely overhauled and repadded. The pads are the best my Hong Kong tech guy could source (from Rome) and it's played like a dream since, with no problems with humidity that I'm aware of (if you're a guitar player here, it's a whole different problem!) I also replaced the neck. The sax is black enamel with gold keys - looks fantastic - but the previous owner had sanded off all the lacquer on the neck - not very skillfully - and it look pretty ordinary by comparison with the body. Plus I always had difficult tuning across the octaves - thus if low A was in tune top A would be flat and vice versa. So I sported for a Steve Goodison neck (in gold) and it has been fantastic. I know he gets a dubious press in some other forums but the neck looks good and - more importantly - has fixed my tuning problem. Sorry to drone on John but I was in the zone!
 

Kingsleyhk

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The Selmer is 1988 - and I'm alternating between the Link 5* and the Dukoff D7. I play mostly with rock bands these days and find the Dukoff best for that as it really cuts through. The problem is I don't get much chance to practice and the Dukoff gets pretty unforgiving if my embouchure has weakened. I've been experimenting with reeds for a while - and currently am using a Rico Plasticover 2.5. No real focus to my aims - just to learn more about the most fascinating instrument there is!
 

gladsaxisme

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I hadn't owned a tenor for some years but I bought the Selmer second hand in Paris in 1993 - serial number suggests it was made in 1988 - and I got a very nice letter from Henri Selmer confirming that. I presume it then still had the original pads and I played it successfully (sort of) until a year ago when couple of pads got iffy and I bit the bullet and had it completely overhauled and repadded. The pads are the best my Hong Kong tech guy could source (from Rome) and it's played like a dream since, with no problems with humidity that I'm aware of (if you're a guitar player here, it's a whole different problem!) I also replaced the neck. The sax is black enamel with gold keys - looks fantastic - but the previous owner had sanded off all the lacquer on the neck - not very skillfully - and it look pretty ordinary by comparison with the body. Plus I always had difficult tuning across the octaves - thus if low A was in tune top A would be flat and vice versa. So I sported for a Steve Goodison neck (in gold) and it has been fantastic. I know he gets a dubious press in some other forums but the neck looks good and - more importantly - has fixed my tuning problem. Sorry to drone on John but I was in the zone!
Not at all,great stuff. After 50yrs you've probably forgotten more than most of us will ever know (as they say)..All the best john
 
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