“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare
I did try to adapt a SaxRax that was made for a baritone to hold an alto sax too. As the result the alto took a fall and needs to be taken to a tech to be adjusted. I was able to fix the instrument for the show. But I should have known better than that.
I started playing the bari in two bands because we need the part covered. I was on alto two, which is a very nice place to be. But I wanted to bring on some very talented folks and they only play alto, so moving to bari sax was a no brainer.
The bari has a lovely sound and in almost every song has small solos, hits that really make a difference in the sound. The bass bone in the background is appropriate because we often share parts. And the player, Bob, was always in tune and a pleasure to match sounds with.
Sax geek stuff:
- Yanagisawa 992 baritone sax, Yani #5 rubber mouthpiece, Vandoren ZZ #3 reed, Vandoren Optimum lig.
- Selmer Ref 54 limited edition Hummingbird edition alto sax, Meyer #6 rubber mouthpiece, Vandoren ZZ #3 reed, Vandoren Optimum lig.