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Saxophone in an Acoustic Live Band Context

Interesting take on using effects pedals. A lot of guys are using that Intramic which is a little water resistant mic that you put IN the neck of the sax, but non-destructively. A lot of horns in the 70s, they drilled out a hole in the neck and put in a pickup.

Why you’d want that? Prevents feedback, and bleed from other instruments. You learn more about it here, and check out HornFX’s YouTube channel to see him use it.

Anyhow, I’m not sure I like this pedals used in this video. Not really my cup of tea, but it’s interesting none the less.

NYU SteinHART – Conversations with don Menza

Don Menza hands down was one of the most interesting saxophone players I have ever heard talk. Seeing his infamous “make any mouthpiece sound like whatever” clinic was mind blowing. He took a $400 mouthpiece, $100, and a cheap like $10 one, and made them all basically sound the same. 

Anyhow, this video is a great listen as well.