Moving my home. Moving truck coming Thursday morning. Every time I’ve moved, I considered it the last time. But…the older I get, the more likely that is true.
Three or four months ago I stopped ordering the “Grande” mouthpieces when the lead time grew to 3 months or more. Since I have to pay for them up front, that means my money sits in the Mouthpiece Cafe coffers for 3 months before I see hide or hair of the mouthpiece. I wrote today […]
Rubber, Ebonite, Resin, Plastic….all these terms are general terms without a specific chemical formula. Wikipedia defines EBONITE: “Ebonite is a brand name for very hard rubber first obtained by Charles Goodyear by vulcanizing natural rubber for prolonged periods. For vulcanizing natural rubber he received a patent on June 15, 1844. Besides natural rubber, Ebonite contains about 25–80% sulfur and linseed oil Its name […]
First off….the formatting on the text here is terrible. I apologize. Don’t have the time to fix it. I get a fair number of inquiries from bari sax and tenor sax players with bad backs and bad necks looking for a stand they can use while playing. There are some tall tenor sax floor stands […]
Dave Rempis + Stray Passage Fri, 2/17 | Doors 730p, Music 800p @ Arts + Literature Laboratory Tickets $10 advance at http://daverempis.bpt.me/ or $12 at the door 2021 Winnebago St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 Chicago based saxophonist Dave Rempis will open the night with a 30 min solo set. He will then be joined by Madison […]
Now at $1499. Yanagisawa Soprano Saxophone
I don’t get in many truly vintage metal Otto Link Alto mouthpieces. The market is just too crazy for me to deal with. Too many players looks for magical mouthpieces. And if I hear the words “Holy Grail” one more time, I might scream. But…all that said, this is a nice one: Otto Link “Tone […]
The wholesale price I pay to stock Rico / D’Addario reeds went up $1.00 or more a box beginning Jan. 2017. That includes LaVoz and Hemke reeds. And I am sorry, but I will have to pass that increase along. Somebody has to pay for D’Addario rebranding and repackaging Rico products. Same reeds…new boxes. I […]
This Varitone pickup was factory installed in a later model Buescher 400 Tenor neck. This was after Selmer USA had bought out Buescher. The original owner purchased two necks for the horn, both underslung, one with the Varitone pickup.