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alto andy

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Updated picture :)
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alto andy

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Ok so it's the first jazz workshop night out for my zephyr tonight I hope it blends in and I'm in tune ha ha
 

alto andy

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Hope it goes well, report back won't you?

Jx
It was far louder than my Cleveland my clevleland also sounds more mellow . I think the zephyr has got to be controlled a bit more and I'm Having problems with the lower notes but it will all sort itself out . I would say the zephyr plays better on high notes and has more edge to it :) .
 

alto andy

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I just played my zephyr again tonight and wow something seems to have changed I'm really loving it . I tried it out on st Thomas a song that I haven't tried before and it really made it easy to add colour to the tune :)
 

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Zephyrs respond really easily down low when all is adjusted properly. If your issue doesn't sort itself out in a reasonable amount time playing your new horn, make sure it is sealing 100% and that the mouthpiece setup is a good match.
 

alto andy

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Zephyrs respond really easily down low when all is adjusted properly. If your issue doesn't sort itself out in a reasonable amount time playing your new horn, make sure it is sealing 100% and that the mouthpiece setup is a good match.
I will be on the look out to buy a new mouthpiece next year I will have to battle on until then :) I think I will try a vintage meyer New York bros next I listened to a student on youtube playing one and it sounded fantastic :)
 

alto andy

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Zephyrs respond really easily down low when all is adjusted properly. If your issue doesn't sort itself out in a reasonable amount time playing your new horn, make sure it is sealing 100% and that the mouthpiece setup is a good match.
I had a go tonight I think some of it was the fact I was tired from work but I had problems sounding a couple of notes I have had my Alexander reed for a couple of months and seems like it is loosing power :( so I will grab A new one see if this helps I did do a lot of long tone and scale exercises tonight I'm using the jackie Maclean book at the moment as an extra to what my teacher gives me to practice .
 

alto andy

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I have been having so much fun with my zephyr it makes everything More fun to play and I think I have it under control but will be changing mouthpiece very soon I am having one made by ed pillinger well actually 3 but I will pick my favourite . I chatted to ed for some time and he was very happy to help such a nice guy :) . I can't wait to see what happens because I love this alto and it already has amazed me with what it can do .
 

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Great that you have found a horn that suits you and really good news that you will have three top quality m/ps to choose from. Take your time choosing and have a selection of reed strengths to try, they can make such a difference. Reed variation poses the hardest part of the equation. I bought my first tin of Alexanders recently and 4 out of 10 were perfect, 2 seemed dead and the others were somewhere in between! There's a right reed for every m/p, one hopes, but it's not always easy to find.
Best of luck.
 
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My zephyr is in for its overhaul it's going to be out of action for a month or maybe longer but I know it will be worth it .This is how it looks at the moment :)
hello there...i love zephyrs too,and have had a few in my time,alto,tenor and baritones....
the one you have would be the second of the series as the first series had a single socket neck,yours has the double socket....
i love the engravings on those early zephyr's,all art-deco.....
hope it goes well for you....
cheers,philip
 

alto andy

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Great that you have found a horn that suits you and really good news that you will have three top quality m/ps to choose from. Take your time choosing and have a selection of reed strengths to try, they can make such a difference. Reed variation poses the hardest part of the equation. I bought my first tin of Alexanders recently and 4 out of 10 were perfect, 2 seemed dead and the others were somewhere in between! There's a right reed for every m/p, one hopes, but it's not always easy to find.
Best of luck.
Cheers I can't wait for the mp to be finished as for reeds I'm going to buy one or 2 to see what is best funny though really I used to think the jazz reeds made a lot of difference but I had a new Rico orange box that my wife brought accidentally for my sons clarinet and it plays really good :)
 

alto andy

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hel

hello there...i love zephyrs too,and have had a few in my time,alto,tenor and baritones....
the one you have would be the second of the series as the first series had a single socket neck,yours has the double socket....
i love the engravings on those early zephyr's,all art-deco.....
hope it goes well for you....
cheers,philip
Have you got any zephyrs at the moment my one plays fantastic sometimes I can't believe what comes out and yes they are fascinating to look at a Beautiful sax :)
 
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Have you got any zephyrs at the moment my one plays fantastic sometimes I can't believe what comes out and yes they are fascinating to look at a Beautiful sax :)
gidday...yes i have an alto at the moment,not sure of the series but around the 350xxx serial# range....still has the double socket neck,but has the simple engraving and the "eye-brow" guards......great little alto and reasonably cheap...
also,just sold a baritone which was one of the best vintage bari's i have ever played sound-wise....lovely....it made me even think about looking for a big-band to play it in...sold very quickly and the guy loves it...i think he took it to papua/new guinnea....he also bought a zephyr tenor from me a few years back....
the zephyrs,even though i have never,"had one of my own",i think they are great horns and will always try to have all 3 sizes in stock....try....
good luck with yours....
i personally don't play alto...i play a conn 10M tenor....
enjoy it andy...
cheers,philip
 
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Hey Philip, nice to see you over here.
gidday mate....yes,i am on holidays,so i have some time for a forum or three....
i hope i find the time to visit them all...
i was listening to a soprano players utube link,ava maria,or something like that,made me want to get out the sop and give it a go too,get back to practice,but i am still on my butt here typing....
anyways,have a great day and talk soon...
cheers,philip
 

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Orange box are jazz/all rounder reeds, slightly different cut though, and not as lively as some.
 
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