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SopJob

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Hi,

I joined this forum yesterday because I liked the visual appeal and the friendly atmosphere.
I am a sax amateur since the age of 15 and have moved from tenor to soprano in 2007. Nowadays, I play the soprano almost exclusively. It is my favourite pastime.
 

johnboy

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Hi and welcome aboard,

You can dive in, and enjoy the barmy friendship that we all enjoy!

John.
 

kevgermany

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Hi, big welcome from me. I've seena great post from you already, good stuff! Enjoy the fun!
 

Sunray

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Hey Hey SopJob ...

A big welcome to the forum mate ...

I'm just a beginner to all things making music ... Never played until I was 63 - lol ;}

I got loads to learn ... but this is the place for that ...

Cheers mate ... :cheers:
 

Andrew Sanders

Northern Commissioner for Caslm
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Hi and welcome, or should I say Guten Abend und willkommen.
Great to have someone to help me with my german homework.(Evening class only!)
Andrew
 

Ville K.

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Hello SopJob!

Welcome to Café!

I have been a member here just a short while but already feel like being at home :) This Café sure is addictive ;}

Enjoy the friendly banter!

Kind regards,

Ville
 

gladsaxisme

Try Hard Die Hard
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Hi Sopjob

Welcome aboard there's usually lots of fun and interesting things going on here hope you enjoy it ...john
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi There!

A very warm welcome from the Skabertawe Horn Section, down here in Wales. I started on Soprano sax - a Rampone Cazzani straight. What instrument do you play. My main connection with Germany is using the Thomann online music site, mainly for mouthpieces, mutes and suchlike. I love Jan Garbarek on Soprano particularly, and some of the Portico Quartet music also.

Have a good time here!
Kind regards
Tom
 

SopJob

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My instrument

Hi Tom, thanks for asking. I have a straight Yanagisawa S-981 in brass and use the standard mouthpiece that comes with the instrument. The Rampone that I tried was a straight R1 Jazz. As I've said in my post, tone and tuning were excellent, but the low Eb and C keys were set too high for me. I could not place my finger properly on top or move the rollers. In addition, I had the impression that the sax had gathered some dust for some time. The silver was tarnished here and there, and I had no idea whether the surface had been lacquered or not. Initially, I liked the tone of the Rampone much more, but back then, I was a beginner on the soprano (plus an amateur at the same time). The Yanagisawa was much easier to handle. Besides, I knew that my sound would develop. I am now quite content with it. My favourite sop players are Sidney Bechet and Bill Evans. I also have a CD on which Gerry Mulligan plays soprano. It's fantastic and the only really good track on the CD. Kind regards, Frank.
Hi There!

A very warm welcome from the Skabertawe Horn Section, down here in Wales. I started on Soprano sax - a Rampone Cazzani straight. What instrument do you play. My main connection with Germany is using the Thomann online music site, mainly for mouthpieces, mutes and suchlike. I love Jan Garbarek on Soprano particularly, and some of the Portico Quartet music also.

Have a good time here!
Kind regards
Tom
 
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thehunt

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Viele Gruße aus Chigwell. Good to have you onboard, it seems our German contingent is growing. You are almost neigbours with our Kev. Phil
 
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