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jayx124

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Hi,

I love the sax I used to play it (tenor) for 5 years but it was a real pain because I seemed to be allergic to the reed, my lips would get swollen.

I switched to guitar and been playing mainly jazz
this is my myspace
http://www.myspace.com/uribechar

I hope it's ok by you guy to let me join in even if I dont play the sax any more
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi Jay!

I currently play a 3 Button Soprano Sax and a Button free Tenor Sax, so possibly a 6 String Alto Sax is not out of the question, as far as I am concerned, and I'd personally be very happy to welcome you to the Cafe! :shocked::w00t:;} Did you never try soaking reeds in alcohol, mouthwash or similar, or try artificial reeds - like Legere or similar?

What 6 String Alto Sax do you play, and who are your heroes, as it were...?
Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

Filton

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Hi and welcome from another six-string player.

Seconding what Tom said, have you tried using artificial reeds? They have come a long way in a few years.
 

Andrew Sanders

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Hi Uri
Welcome from another six-stringer, really liked your stuff on myspace. Get yourself another sax and try these manmade reeds.
Andrew
 

kevgermany

ex Landrover Nut
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Big welcome from me too. Hope you like it here. Like the others, I suggest you give the synthetics a try.
 

AndyG

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Hi and welcome.
I too got sore lips when using cane reeds so switched to hahn and don't have any problems now. Maybe worth you trying synthetic reeds if you are thinking of taking up the sax again.
 

Sunray

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Welcome Mate ...

Hey Hey Uri ...

Some nice playing on your space ...

I really enjoyed your Black Orpheus ... :welldone
 

les3716

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Hi,

Sorry jayx, but I was jamming away there - I know I'm going to have fun with jambuddy.com
Oh.....Did I say welcome, pick up your sax mate and jam along to your own backing!!!
Enjoy the trip!
Les.
 

Two Voices

Senior Member
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Hi Jay,

Welcome to the Cafe!

Like the others have said, there are so many different alternatives to try if you're allergic to cane reeds. Hope you get to play the sax again!
 

jayx124

Member
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Hey guys wow and 10x, that what I call hospitality!

I did try the plastic reeds and didn't quite like them, they felt strange, this was also at a time when I switched teachers the new teacher told me that the way I hold the mouth piece is not good (with the lower lip stretched in side the mouth, the lip covering the lower teeth) to having the mouth piece places on a loose lower lip.
I hope I can contribute at least in the harmony and jazz improv.
 

Jonners

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Hi Uri - Yep - welcome from another six stringer as well as a funny sidewise sax both with and without keys and inumerable other plinky things. Like others have said - the new reeds are good but then so are you on your chosen instrument - great sound.

Ian
 
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