Saxophones If money were no object

jonf

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Money. It's a gas.

Well, my main sax is tenor, which I bought without setting a price limit, and I chose a Yanagisawa T992, and I use a RPC 115B mouthpiece. I guess if I had all the money in the world I'd replace my sop, alto and baritone with equivalent quality saxes and mouthpieces.

The most valuable thing lots and lots of cash would give me though, would be time. I'd jack in my job, and then I could spend three or four hours a day, every day, practising. That'd help more than anything.
 

half diminished

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Happy with the R&C saxello (needs a mp tho) and 66RUL with JJ DVNY so I guess I'd just like a Benedikt Eppelsheim Soprillo plus mp and enough money not to have to work. Thanks. :)
 

losaavedra

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If money were really no object (only becomes a possibility in the event of a very unlikely lottery win!) then after sorting out the kids and other relatives, and assuming there was anything left, I'd earmark a chunk of it to fitting out a really good home recording studio. Instrument-wise I'd go for the best MIDI enabled keyboard I could find before I thought about upgrading (say) my alto ... I just want to be able to play the one I've already got properly before thinking about getting another one.
 

Pee Dee

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If money were no object I would buy the lot, so's I could find the set up I like best, in my own environment, in my own time. What would I do with the cast offs? I'd give them to Pete's charity of course!;}
 

Jules

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After the superbly equipped kitchen & it would have to be a Rampone and Cazzani R1 Jazz Saxello (not sure i've ever hit on a soprano mouthpiece that 'the' one for me) and get Mauriat to make me up an un-lacquered low Bb baritone. Don’t really feel any desire to monkey with my tenor set up- though a steady flow of interesting mouthpieces never goes amiss!
 

Josh Johnson

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I'd get the following rhythm section on a retainer for a year:

Drums: Brian Blade
Bass: Christian McBride
Piano: Brad Mehldau

and rent out a loft where we would work through tunes every day.

I would also hire Billy Pierce full time as my guru.

I would forfeit any new pieces of equipment for the above requests.
 

daveysaxboy

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After the superbly equipped kitchen & it would have to be a Rampone and Cazzani R1 Jazz Saxello (not sure i've ever hit on a soprano mouthpiece that 'the' one for me) and get Mauriat to make me up an un-lacquered low Bb baritone. Don’t really feel any desire to monkey with my tenor set up- though a steady flow of interesting mouthpieces never goes amiss!
I was right,the mouthpiece gas monster is showing it's ugly head again,there's no hope for us but them Rampone R1 Saxello's are very tasty,silverplate 1 for me please and i would buy my 1st Baritone,never had 1 so i would buy 1.I would hire Jan Garbarek and Andy Sheppard for a Month for lesson's,pick there brain's and video the whole thing for future reference.:D
 

TomMapfumo

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Inderbinen Alto Sax, Wood Flugelhorn, Da Vinci Trumpet, Rondo Cornet and Ballet Trombone. Plus all my current mouthpieces.

If I had enough money I would establish a better Music Room with some recording facilities.

Nah, too much pressure!
Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

Pete Thomas

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Actually money is no object (within reason I hasten to add). I earn my living from saxophones so I have to buy and own the best that does the job.

I'm happy with my tenor - a Conn 10M, but have since found a better one (Mauriat 66R with 76NS neck and an Inderbinen). I may buy one or the other, haven't decided which yet.

However I couldn't find a better soprano than my Walstein at any price, so I'll be sticking with that, better than a Selmer. Also the Walstein baritone.
 

Rogerb

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You didn't mention alto, Pete....is that 'cos I got the one you had your eye on (at the time)? :D
It was very kind of you to tell me about it.

I think I have as good a sax as I'll ever need....fortunately I don't like unlacquered brass, so no Inderbinen for me(although I could probably get someone to polish and lac one for me, eh?)!

I think I'd employ a 'personal trainer' to keep me doing useful practice every day!
(someone like Candy D ? :D )
 
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thomsax

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I think a "Allessofono" Sax Conaltro designed by Allessi and built by Rampone & Cazzani would be nice to own. A Martin Magna Baritone to Low A is also a very good sax and a milestone .... .

I also would like to do arrange a sax-meeting and a CD-compilation with the "Honkers of Today". The players that are important to me. (Sax Gordon, Woody Woodford, Tim Price, Scott Shetler, Andrew Clark, Pete Thomas (I visit BR nearly every day and even his own website, so he is in my daily routine!!!), Don Wise, Eddie Shaw, Big Jay McNeely ... ).

Thomas
 

half diminished

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Actually money is no object (within reason I hasten to add). I earn my living from saxophones so I have to buy and own the best that does the job.

I'm happy with my tenor - a Conn 10M, but have since found a better one (Mauriat 66R with 76NS neck and an Inderbinen). I may buy one or the other, haven't decided which yet.

However I couldn't find a better soprano than my Walstein at any price, so I'll be sticking with that, better than a Selmer. Also the Walstein baritone.
Pete

What's the special thing about the 76NS - isn't it the same as the 66R but just NS?
 

daveysaxboy

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Actually money is no object (within reason I hasten to add). I earn my living from saxophones so I have to buy and own the best that does the job.

I'm happy with my tenor - a Conn 10M, but have since found a better one (Mauriat 66R with 76NS neck and an Inderbinen). I may buy one or the other, haven't decided which yet.

However I couldn't find a better soprano than my Walstein at any price, so I'll be sticking with that, better than a Selmer. Also the Walstein baritone.
Hi Pete, what did you find with using the 76NS Neck on the 66R,tell me more,any info please.
 

Jules

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The NS model is actually the body of a 76 not 66R- IE it's a bit more modern sounding and bright (aside from the effect of the nickel silver)
 

Jules

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I also would like to do arrange a sax-meeting and a CD-compilation with the "Honkers of Today". The players that are important to me. (Sax Gordon, Woody Woodford, Tim Price, Scott Shetler, Andrew Clark, Pete Thomas (I visit BR nearly every day and even his own website, so he is in my daily routine!!!), Don Wise, Eddie Shaw, Big Jay McNeely ... ).

Thomas
Good call-
I'm still gutted about missing Big Jay in Amsterdam last year due to a late running flight.... curse you EasyJet!!!
Is Sam Butera still gigging (missed him a few years ago in London.... but Im was getting married in New york at the time, er... couldn't really blow that out for a Sam Butera gig!!)
 

Mamos

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When flicking through the sax.co.uk catalogue I only linger on two pages of sax's, Mauriat and Trevor James Signature Custom.

I do like the Mauriat but they seem so in vogue at the moment that it puts me off a little so I think I would get a custom British made saxophone un-lacquered with no engraving.

As for mouthpieces, I don't know enough about playing to really make a choice so it would be nice to have to money to be able to buy and try as I like.

mamos
 
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