Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Website Spotlight: is the website to turn to for all tuning needs. They are the makers of the IntelliTouch and CenterPitch tuners as well as the Beatnik electronic practice pad. Many of their tuners are clip on in order to provide the most accurate feedback. Plus, all of their tuners are under $55! My personal favorite is the CenterPitch 10 with a large, easy-to-read screen, auto-transposing and a built in metronome that can be set from 25-250 bpm. Their entire line of products offer great value for money. Check out today!

The CenterPitch 10

The IntelliTouch Classic

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bois Excellente and Classique review and comparison

First Impressions: Bois Ligatures are awesome ligatures that don't screw on. These ligatures were easy to put on and take off so that I could easily change reeds. However, it does take some skill to put these on. For example, apply too little pressure and your reed moves. Also, it can be difficult to do with one hand, but after messing with it for a while, I got down to where I could put it on in no time. One cool thing about these ligatures are the packages. They are cylindrical tubes that hold the storage box for you ligature and a cool mouthpiece cap. It must be a high school thing that I am obsessed with this packaging. :)

Consoli Ramplig Review

Ligatures are a very important component of the saxophone and clarinet. It holds our reed and can influence your tone. Consoli Ligatures sent me one of their signature Rampligs to review. Find out if this awesome ligature is right for you by reading the review below.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Website Spotlight: Hodge Products

Hodge Products is a great manufacturer of products for woodwind instruments. They have reed cases, mouthpieces, reeds and reed making kits (for double reed instruments) just to name a few items. My favorite product will have to be the reed cases. They don't just make them out of boring materials like plastic but also leather, fabric and wood (I personally like the wood cases)! Another plus is that their cases can hold 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 reeds. Usually you only see 5 or 10 reed cases, so the amounts in between are nice. If you want to stand out, you can look into purchasing this Asian-inspired 4 reed case for $43:

Or stick to a more traditional, wooden approach for $59 (holds six reeds):

Whatever you choose, any of the reed cases will be a great choice in keeping your reeds in great shape. Hodge Products also offers many metronomes and tuners from brands such as Korg, Quick Time, and Central Pitch at great prices. So if you want some cool items like an awesome reed case or a new metronome, check out Hodge Products today.

Friday, May 7, 2010

One of those off topic posts...

Hey everyone! So I recently started playing tennis and found this cool site: It is all about tennis, and to celebrate their one year anniversary they are giving away a free tennis racquet! I think that is pretty cool, so if you like tennis, check out the contest. It ends July 5, and if you win, be sure to thank me :D

Sunday, May 2, 2010

On-Stage Stands Tall Alto/Tenor Sax Stand Review

Recently, I was sent a saxophone stand to review on my site. Did I think the list price of $50.99 was too much or just right? Read on to find out.