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Any sax players out there?

Postby sdematt on Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:46 am

Hello all.

I was just wondering if anyone could help me out with a saxophone related question.

Problem is, I'm horribly flat. Even with adjusting with the embouchure and pushing the mouthpiece in, it is still flat. The mouthpiece is in as far as it will go. What do I do to solve this? This relates to my older sax, where the cork is very flattened out

This relates to my new saxophone. The cork on the neckpiece is new. With this particular neck, I'm terribly sharp, whereas with the other, I'm fine. It's so sharp, even having the mouthpiece barely on the neck is still resulting in a sharp tone. Again, what do I do?

Any help would be appreciated. I know if its sharp, you pull out, and if its flat, you push in, but theres nowhere else to go.


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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby Sacul15 on Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:55 am

I play brass, so I don't know much about woodwind instruments, but maybe it's your reed?
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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby sdematt on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:08 am

Tis plastic, and I've never had a problem before when tuning. It is a new plastic one, worth checking to see though.
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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby FrEaK on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:33 am

Im a tenor
And if I remeber correctly if you use more mouthpiece it should make you less flat if makes you shard well then use less... I got a book around here somewhere Ill repost/edit once I find it. Has alot of useful info in it about this subject.
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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby MayheM on Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:57 am



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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby Dives on Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:08 am

Bumping a 4 year old thread is punishable by a public flogging. Just check page 62 in the Interlopers handbook.

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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby Gary on Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:39 am

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Re: Any sax players out there?

Postby claricia31 on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:18 am

FrEaK wrote:Im a tenor
And if I remeber correctly if you use more mouthpiece it should make you less flat if makes you shard well then use less... I got a book around here somewhere Ill repost/edit once I find it crédit revolving. Has alot of useful info in it about this subject.

Merci beaucoup pour ce conseil. C'est vraiment cool de ta part.
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