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King Bari Sax

I added a King Bari Sax super old neck is part of the tube… Donted to my foundation by Fred Paulos

Same design as the famous Saxello, 2 pad cups for the G (A pain to get them to seat together), G-Sharp is on the back of the saxophone…

King Bari Sax given by Fred Paulos
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Rheuben Allen Music Education Foundation

Rheuben Allen Music Education Foundation provides deserving young people with instruments at no cost to the student, parent or guardian.  You can help by setting up AmazonSmile at the bottom of this page…. as of this date we have given over 300 musical instruments to deserving young people.

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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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A few things I do not like about community bands

How I met Eddie Harris

The image is of my friend Eddie Harris a person I really admired.. don’t think he was ever in a community band…

A few things I do not like about community bands

One of the things that I do not like the most is that the loyal players that come to the rehearsals, practice their parts and do their best… do not get paid!  In many bands, they are asked to pay for the privilege of being in the band.
Yet when it comes time for the concerts the band pays ringers to play with the band…. No Oboe… pay someone to play, no vibes player … pay someone…

This really sucks!  It should be the conductors job (who by the way always gets paid) to choose music the band can play…. I made the mistake of playing the oboe parts on C clarinet in rehearsals and of course at the concert…. There was a real oboe player getting paid… again this really sucks!  Hell, they should be paying me and I can sight read the concerts!

 

The other thing I do not like is the band paying outside people to be featured with the bands… If I wanted to accompany people I can get paid to do that.  The concert band is a band and should be used and treated as a band…. Play band music… feature the band… the people that make the rehearsals and pay to keep the band going….

Recap: Do not pay ringers, do not pay featured players… use the area players that want to play, use the area talented students….

This is why I do not play in any of the area bands any longer…

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King Saxophone Pivot Screw design

King Saxophone Pivot Screw design
The King Pivot Screw was a very interesting design… it was a long screw with a nut on the end.  What this allowed was to be able to take the list motion out of a pivot screw key an lock the washer against the post so it would not move.

Other pivot crews can work their way out creating lost motion in the key… this King Pivot crew was much more likely to stay in place.

Here you can see the screw as it is normally in the key and post.

King Saxophone Pivot Screw design

King Saxophone Pivot Screw design

This photo show that the nut can be moved almost to the end of the pivot screw to remove the lost motion.  It would never be screwed down this far but this is just to show the the great range of the screw and nut working together.

King Saxophone Pivot Screw design

King Saxophone Pivot Screw design

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New Saxophone Neck coming soon

New Saxophone Neck coming soon
I have a new Patented Saxophone neck coming out soon.
New Saxophone Neck coming soon
It has a great feature that make it adjustable even when playing.
New Saxophone Neck coming soon
I think players will like how great it plays and the many different sounds and response features.

I think this is one of my greatest achievements in neck designs.  As many of you know I have had several new neck designs that have been copied by less talented designers……  but this is my bet and it has a US Patent

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Contra Bass Saxophone

 

 

 

Rick Izumi’s Contra Bass Saxophone features:

The low B-Flat, B, C-Sharp and G-Sharp Keys:  As you can see there is nothing fancy about these keys.
The G-Sharp is just a little round key. There are no rollers. no angles… just keys…  There is also no articulated G-Sharp key… very basic.

Contra Bass Low Keys