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rhysonsax

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Have a look at this guy playing tenor on a long spike - no strap:


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rhysonsax

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I believe that it's fixed onto the bracing ring between the body and the bell and then slanting down the side of the body, presumably being fixed on the outside of the bow tube.

It's a bit like this peg that I spotted being used by the bari player with Amy Winehouse at Glastonbury a couple of years ago. I think he is called Jim Corry http://www.jimcorry.co.uk/ and he may have the bari spike from the same source as Joel Purnell for his tenor spike, as they seem to come from the same part of North England (Yorkshire).

Not very clear from this screen capture, but the bari one seems to have a telescopic peg with the tube angling down from a top fixing at the back of the bracing ring.


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jazzdoh

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Seems to work well for him.
I seem to remember Howarths having sax stands that clipped on to your sax in the normal way but allowed you to play standing without a sling,only thing was it had the normal stand type base pyramid shaped which could have gotten in the way whilst playing and there was no freedom to move.

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allansto

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Good for him
Pity his feet are nailed to the floor ........no
They might as well be
I guess its ok if you like standing in one spot.
Personally I couldnt stand it theres no intimate contact with your audience
Its not for me.
 

rhysonsax

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Good for him
Pity his feet are nailed to the floor ........no
They might as well be
I guess its ok if you like standing in one spot.
Personally I couldnt stand it theres no intimate contact with your audience
Its not for me.
But if you got really hacked off with some punter, you could always impale them on your spike. That would be really intimate.

Imagine if Lester Young had one of these fitted to his horn and he tried playing it out to the side - what mayhem !

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trimmy

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Could he be using it for the relief of back pain ? with the weight of a tenor and bari being a lot heavier !!
 
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