I don’t play Baritone sax. Don’t own one. That being said, I have, in the past, had to play baritone sax. It’s heavy. I always liked how some of the high end Yanagisawa baritones have a little foot attached to them to take some of the weight off them when you play them seated. One of the things I thought I’d do if I ever owned/played a baritone was come up with some sort of attachment to mimic this.
Seems I got beaten to it. The Sax Raxx Sax Stick looks pretty good. My only concern is that the bottom part doesn’t look like it is really secured to the bottom of the sax? If it was like strapped around the sax at the bottom I think it would be perfect. I don’t know about standing up with it though…..
UPDATE: They removed the video, but the site has it. Sorta. It’s all crunched up. Saxrax.com
So, the Woodwind and the Brasswind had this insane thing on their website. $4.99 for a double stand (Alto/tenor). So, I bought one. And it came today. And it is GREAT!
The Ultimate Support double stand was a freaking steal. It is basically a knockoff of the Hamilton Double Saxophone stand. They look identical.
Anyhow, it seems they are out of them now, but it was a great deal. I’d watch their site to see if they offer another deal like that soon.
There are already several apps for the iPad for viewing sheet music PDFs, including apples iBooks. It makes sense, the iPad is just about the right size for viewing a page of music.
Now, there is a mount for iPads.
$39.95. Now we just need a Bluetooth foot peddle page turner…..for that price….
And for saxophone players, if you use this with a microphone stand, this also solves the problem of how to hear yourself….as in the iPad should provide some reflection of the sound back at you if you have it just above the bell. Wonder if that would mess with the microphone capturing one’s sound correctly…..I should get one and try it out….
UPDATE: Oh, the foot switch is coming!