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Gearhead: The Latest Instruments and Accessories

New from Vic Firth, Hal Leonard, D'Addario and more

D'Addario Select Jazz alto mouthpiece
Hal Leonard's "Charlie Parker for Bass"
Vic Firth TW4 Tala Wand

Axos Alto by Henri Selmer Paris

Under its new SeleS brand, Henri Selmer Paris recently released the Axos, an alto sax that, according to the company, “provides playing comfort with its specially adapted keywork and great mechanical reliability.” The horn, crafted in France, features leather pads with metal resonators, and ships with a Henri Selmer Paris S-80 C* mouthpiece and a backpack-style case. $6,499 retail. Selmer

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