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    geoff scott
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    On my bari just after the loop on the bell side there is a protrusion with a thumb screw coming out of it. The screw hole does not enter the horn but just goes into the protrusion. The protrusion has a hole through the top to the bottom where you can see the screw enter from the front. It looks like it’s surely there to hold or secure something. A miniature music stand? I don’t know and haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere.

    #49415
    Jeff
    Jeff
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    Hi Geoff

    It’s to attach a sheet music holder called a Lyre for marching bands. See links below for examples.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/Free-Shipping-Inventory-Music-Stand-for-Alto-Saxophone-Music-Clip/32278082097.html

    http://www.sax.co.uk/sax-lyre.ir

    #49440

    geoff scott
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    Of course. Thanks Jeff. I’ve been out of the horn world for so long I’d forgotten.

    #49541
    wayne wojnarowski
    wayne wojnarowski
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    Hemp Reeds, and Fiber carbon Reeds Hi Johnnie long time no see or hear, About a week ago i heard you on alto trying out the new reeds, Johnnie i think you sound GREAT !!! on alto , any advice on a strength that would be good for me? I went from a Meyer 8 HR to a yanigasawa metal 9 tip opening with a Rovner Versa ligature. I was blown away at the brightness and ease of playing as compared to the Meyer. However now I’m experiencing frustration my hi d d# e f f# aren’t coming thru as easily as they were, I to just went through a box of 3 and 3.5 looking for 1 stinking good one. Advice sir??

    #49678
    peter
    peter
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    Hi Wayne
    Hope you are ok, you have a larger tip opening now
    so you need to push more air through and also it
    will take time to get use to the metal piece after.

    having a hard rubber. Try a softer reed also if I were you
    I have just purchased HEMP reed and found so responsive and easy
    to blow straight away.

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