How to buy a Saxaphone
Buying a saxophone is a major investment. The saxophone is great instrument to play, and is popular in most genres of music around the world. Saxophones, especially new ones, can be expensive, too, so it’s important to know how to get the best quality for your money if you can afford it.
Instruments are classed as student, intermediate or professional – with prices that reflect! Getting the best saxophone you can afford is an obvious goal. If you’re looking to buy a saxophone the options can seem endless as there are Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Soprano and how much you spend on your first instrument.
1. Deciding between the different types of saxophones is a difficult task, but you have an option of buying a new or used saxophone by checking whether saxaphone is in good or bad condition, and investigate where and where not to buy your instrument.
2. All saxophones come with a mouthpiece and ligature the mouth piece is where you put your mouth and is one of the most important parts of saxophone. You need to upgrade mouthpiece very often as the mouthpiece that comes with your saxophone is not the best.
3. A reed is thin piece of material that vibrates to make a sound that is attached to the mouthpiece and needs replacing often since a box of reeds will often come with the saxophone.
4. The ligature is what holds the reed to the mouthpiece and comes with the saxophone. Ligatures can also effect the sound of the instrument.
5. Do your research. Be sure to talk to music teachers, private saxophone teachers, professional players if possible. Consult with written material to determine what kind of saxophone you are looking for, the price range, the features and lemons to avoid.
6. Check out the best deals on used saxophones that are found in classified ads listings. You get in contact with the seller directly by taking time out and check it out, only to find that it’s been sold or that it’s not in the condition in which it was described.
7. Be careful while buying saxaphone in stores since sellers have very little experience with the saxophones in general, so get the most information about the instrument.
8. Music stores are the best place to shop for saxaphone. They also serve as one of the only ways you can get your hands on a sax and play it before you commit to buying it and you might be pressured into buying something you’re not in love with. So bringing along an expert or your teacher might prevent you from making a poor choice or paying too much.
9. The internet presents shoppers with a well-organized, smooth way of seeing hundreds of saxophones without leaving home and you get lots of information on saxaphone which you want to buy.
10. There will be great confusion whether to buy a new or used saxaphone since there are benefits and downfalls to both sides. Buying a new saxaphone guarantees that it’s ready to play, all the pads will be brand new, and overall, a new sax can be played right out of the case.
Whereas the older used saxophones are usually loaded with lots of impression and other additions that cannot be found on new versions. They are also more likely to be plated instead of lacquered, and have much stiffer brass. Used saxaphones are also easier to find, whether through eBay or other independent sellers.
11. When Shopping for a New Saxaphone you want to define what is missing and what you want to get out of that new purchase. As you experiment with this process, you will notice that there are trade offs. It is a balancing act. When trying to brighten up your sound, you can loose all the bottom out of your sound, so you need to think in terms of ‘direction’ and move toward a brighter sound.
12. Some people will consider renting or buying to own an option. Just make sure you consider the full cost of interest or payments to buy the saxophone.