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Gigbag: June 2002

JodyJazz Mouthpieces

Injection molded from a blend of plastic and rubber, JodyJazz saxophone and clarinet mouth-pieces come in a variety of facings suit-able for both pro-fessionals and students. They also come in three colors: sapphire blue, ruby red and classic black. In addition to being free-blowing wonders, JodyJazz mouthpieces can be purchased with a Spoiler-no, not the kind you use to turn a two-door Honda into a strip-cruising-worthy roadster, but the removable baffle invented by Santy Runyon that attaches to a metal reed for significantly increased volume and brightness.

Oleg Bulldog Saxophone Stand

A rugged sax stand formed from impact resistant plastic composite, the Bulldog is one of your best bets to ensure your instrument doesn’t fall and get hurt. It hugs the bell of an alto or tenor and doesn’t let go until you tell it to. That wide base folds up, too. The stand collapses to a size that’ll fit in most saxophone cases. And when an optional base attachment, the Bulldog can hold up to five horns.

Freehand MusicPad Pro

How much would 10,000 pages of sheet music weigh? Surely more than 4 1/2 pounds, the approximate heft of Freehand Systems’ MusicPad Pro, a device that stores that much music and displays it on a backlit, low-glare screen. Import music from any notation program via USB or Ethernet, then mount it to a stand and play music. You won’t need a music-stand light and you can turn pages by stomping on a foot switch. Convenient.

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