July 7, 2017 at 5:30 am #56311
Hi folks, hope everybody is feeling good…☺
So, ligatures ?? Essential, but I’ve never got too stressed about them. Not over keen on Rovner types, IMO they can choke the reed a little. So; yeah; I went to buy my music stand….the store was open.
I asked Richard for a little look in the box. It contains reedguards, old ligs, mpc caps…. etc. A ” Vandoren optimum lig for my Drake bari mpc….gold plated, was just sitting there. Richard consulted the list…the RRP was…CRAZY !!
I got it for $50…!!
Great start to the days playing. Looking forward hugely to listenining to the Greg Piccolo album tonight. As always, thanks to Mel and Jeff, our main providers of great tunes…..
We need a new project guys…somebody new.
See y,all later…☺July 7, 2017 at 5:35 am #56312
There’s a guy from Brooklyn, plays with Billy Joel. Those great solos , especially ” New York State ( frame ? ) of mind “. Gotta get playing, but I think its Tony Delgradi ?? Similar, I’ll check later…July 7, 2017 at 6:07 am #56316
Jak – about two weeks ago I got an Optimum Ligature for my Jody Jazz tenor mouthpiece. it just fits the HR* 6* I really like it a lot!July 7, 2017 at 6:10 am #56317
i have the BG DUO, in silver and rose gold, 3 point touch, very nice–i was pondering the JLV
July 7, 2017 at 8:49 am #56319
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Hi BC, would you please record a test track comparison between your different ligs, on the same sax and MP?
I would love to hear how they influence the tone of the MP.July 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm #56324
Evening everybody. Yeah, don’t usually get over enthusiastic about equipment. In saying that; I am grateful on a daily basis for all I have; I don’t need anything more. I have to confess to being proud of the fact that none of it has come easy. Had it once, lost it all : replaced it. Job done..!!
But yeah, this lig in combo with the Drake ceramic is something. The price of a cheap horn for one …😯…
Speaking of which: there is a Conn looking tenorsax on E bay right now. About fifteen hours left, and still less than $150. It has about twelve watchers. I’m going to watch the last hour action before I decide if I’m in the mood for a shot. Its on the first page…or was. Bell keys either side, lacquer almost gone. The guy says he’s played it from the off…we’ll see.
Mel, great choice in the Jody Espina mpc. That guy .makes nice mpcs…very nice. #6 sounds comfortable, if you match it up with the best reeds. I’m sure you’ve done that.☺
So…Friday night. Chocolate milk…Greg Piccolo album…yeah !!!July 8, 2017 at 6:49 am #56349
Jak – hope you enjoyed the Piccolo album. With my 6* mouthpiece I like playing the Java Green 2.5 Reed. Nice highs and honking lows. I ordered a 3pk of the Rigotti Gold 2.5 Med and have been playing one of those this week and it sounds great also.July 8, 2017 at 11:53 am #56361
Mel, I did , thankyou. No real news folks. Band rehearsal was short but really moved. Guitar \ singer goes on Holiday end of this month and then some gigs…☺.
Never tried Rigotti Mel. Java #3 green are my cane reed of choice. Switched from LA voz after getting a full box of duds. Not some, half or most…the full box !!
I really can’t see myself ever switching from ” bari ” reeds, I’m so used to them now. Maybe if I had to do a ballad with a load of ” presence “… Yeah, I’d use a Java. Hope your well man; let’s see if there’s any new music clips….July 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm #56362
Oh…I forgot about the horn on flea bag !! Just had a quick browse and couldn’t see it. No bad thing. The site: I just can’t trust it anymore. Its a shame. There’s great stuff to be had. A gold plate Rampone for three thousand pounds. Next to it…..the Hammerschmidt. The same one the guy tried to burn me on..!! Grrrr…
I sincerely hope nobody buys it. I kinda feel like I should do more. Do what though ? Go through the process of informing e bay..? The guy will just say…” Its been fixed ” or worse, blame me as he did last time for the re padding massacre..
Note to self. Stay off of E Bay !!😕July 10, 2017 at 7:17 am #56406
what is flea bag, as far as eBay goes , i have had some great buys, and sells, i am selling a Mouthpiece cafe , Expresso right now,July 11, 2017 at 12:14 am #56428
Flea bag \ E bay…whatever. Good luck with the sale 😊July 11, 2017 at 12:21 am #56429
If you read the posts about the Hammerschmidt fiasco, Brother; you’ll understand why I’m reticent about using the place. Never used to be as bad. Maybe the same old junk is still doing the rounds. Your mpc not inclusive Bro….
Safe & Happy day all….☺
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