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  • #49793
    Pete
    Pete
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    Jeff
    Doesn’t look to comfortable to me and that is a
    must when playing for me. Try the sax holder and you will be amazed.

    #49794

    Anonymous

    When i pick my sax up from the shop that is repairing it, i
    will buy one to take the strain off my neck.
    I’ll try on the ones in the shop, unfortunately they dont stock
    the jazz lab, they stock better one by vandoren
    http://www.vandoren-en.com/Universal-harness_a145.html
    but i’m not paying that price,
    so i’ll have to settle with a
    BG harness

    #49808

    Anonymous

    Hi Peter. With my original neck strap all the weight was pulling on the back of my neck. Now the weight is distributed over and around my shoulders and only perhaps half the weight is pulling on my chest (note the large increase in belt surface area). I only feel a slight tension across my chest, what tension there is on my shoulders is negligible and there’s zero strain on my neck. If you can find a good catch and you can sew, you could make one of these comfortable straps at a very low cost indeed.

    #49809
    Pete
    Pete
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    Jeff
    That is precisely what the Sax Holder does, distributes
    al the weight of the sax on the shoulders without being
    trussed up like a oven ready turkey and all for £35=00.
    You have to try one to realise how good they are and like
    Kevin said “awesome”.

    #49885

    Anonymous

    Peter, the last thing I want when I play my sax in temperatures between 25-32°C is large pads pressed against my chest and shoulders. You really can’t judge the comfort of my sax strap before you have tried it. If you want to spend thirty times more on a secure strap for your sax that’s your choice. People appreciate information on alternative solutions to problems which cause them headaches, which is why I shared my low cost idea.

    #49900
    Pete
    Pete
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    Jeff
    That’s exactly what I have done shared information to people
    for problems they or you might have regarding comfort
    and neck problems, and by the way there is no pads pressing the
    chest or anywhere else with this design.

    #49910

    Anonymous

    Peter are you talking about this device? http://www.jazzlab.com/en/saxholder/saxholder-gallery/
    I don’t like those strings as they may fray on the edges, a belt is far more secure. I’ve used these belts for boardsailing harnesses and you can hang from them with your full weight they are that strong. Some days down here have been really hot and whether it is a flat pad, plate, arm or bracket etc. pressing something against my clothing makes me sweat more. Last week whilst practicing my hands were glistening with perspiration and drops were falling from my elbows. If you send me one of these devices for a sweat test, I’ll give you a really nice write-up with critical feedback and pictures.

    #49940
    Pete
    Pete
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    Hi Jeff
    Yes that’s the one, Jeff I have nothing to do
    with this company I am not trying to sell anybody
    one of these I am someone who had tried various
    neck straps and found this one to be perfect for
    me. I have tried the more expensive one made by
    Vandoren and that still requires a strap round your waist
    and uncomfortable IMO, you know the saying “each to their own”
    this is the one for me and I have tried them all.
    Keep Blowing
    Pete

    #52659

    jak Swift
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    Peter is right on this one. I don’t use one but I’ve heard a lot of great reports. I used to have a Spanish leather sling. The ” belt buckle ” style meant it never slipped. I lost that a few years back, and have used ” neotech ” since. It does the job just fine.

    #52665
    Pete
    Pete
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    Jak
    Right on mate, this sax holders is so comfortable and I no longer
    get any neck pain. I only have one slight ” niggle” and that is,
    if you bend down to far to pick up something the bar/s can slip
    to one side, I am going to remedy that by putting a clasp to
    go across both bars once you put the strap over your shoulders.
    Small problem , easily solved. Glad your getting sorted out
    with a sax at last Jak.

    #52685

    jak Swift
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    Yeah Peter, didn’t want to mention that. I think you really have to play with a ” horn front ” stance. Not a great deal of use sitting down, side playing. The things just gonna slip off. Be interesting to see what you come up with mate.

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