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New Accessories Coming Soon

COMING SOON

Accessories Coming Soon!

I will be introducing a New Rheuben Allen Freedom/Power 92% copper Tenor Saxophone Neck in early May 2019.  This is the final neck in the development and evolution of my saxophone necks.

This neck will offer more of everything you want in a saxophone neck.  Volume Range, Great Tone Color and a much better response.
They have been tested by many excellent saxophone players and they have all had only good things to say about the necks.  They have been tested on Selmer Mark VI & VII, YAMAHA Custom, Kenny G GIV & GVI, Selmer Super Action 80 Saxes and all have worked well….
I know if you try one you will like them…. Mostly because they work…

Another project I have in the works is a new material for the pivot screws on the Mark VI saxophones that will allow the saxophone to vibrate better and more evenly….. Ready soon.

I have a few new weighted neck screws and have made different ones so they will fit most saxophones. Selmer, YAMAHA, Rheuben Allen, Kenny G, Older – Conns, Buescher, Kings

I have a couple new lines of saxophone and clarinet mouthpiece in acoustic plastic and hard rubber.

My new Plateau B-Flat Clarinets are being tested and I am working on a few improvements to make them play great.  They will be great for the young student with small hands and the older professional that might be developing hand problems.  My friends Bill Perkins form the Johnny Carson “Tonight Show” band used one for the last couple years he played.  My great friend Jack Nimitz of “SuperSax” used one for a while later in life.  I know because I get them for my friends.

I am playing the Plateau clarinet exclusively now and love many of the things I can do on them that I cannot do on my regular clarinets… and God knows I own a lot of great regular clarinets.

I am constantly developing new concepts for saxophones and clarinets and that will continue until my death which could be anytime as I am not in good health and very old. Mostly very old!

Having said that I am looking forward to my 100th birthday. It really is not that far away…..

I will put the new products up on this site as soon as they become available… these products will only be available on this site.

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Why does my young clarinet section play flat?

Why does my young clarinet section play flat?

Beginning, grade school and junior high clarinets player are often flat because most of the manufactures of student clarinets make them with barrels that are simply too long. The young student that is just starting to produce a tone and have not developed an embouchure needs a shorter barrel. The long barrel can cause the student to develop some bad habits like biting or have the bottom lip to tight to get the pitch up creating a thin tone and hurting the response of the clarinet.

Most student clarinet come with a 65mm pr 66mm barrel these lengths of barrels usually require a stronger reed to get the pitch up and good (3 1.2 to 5 strength).

 

Young developing students cannot use these hard reeds so the barrels should be at least a 64mm and better yet a 63mm allowing the student to develop a more relaxed embouchure, have a better tone and use softer reeds.