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Gigbag: June 2007

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E-Sax Whisper Mute for Alto

Are you a practicing alto saxophonist living in a Brooklyn apartment next to a little old lady who’s just itching to call the cops the next time you launch into “Koko” at 3 a.m.? If so, you might think about picking up one of e-Sax’s Whisper Mutes. A plastic-shell mute that covers the alto and allows for full-bore playing at polite volumes, the Mute also boasts a headphone jack and a line out for recording purposes. music123.com

Meyer “G” Alto Sax Mouthpiece

Looking for that clear-toned but full-bodied timbre exemplified by ’50s sax greats like Paul Desmond and Lee Konitz? Then check out Meyer’s new “G” mouthpiece, which evokes classic sounds of yesteryear. Listing for $99.99, this hard-rubber Meyer is available in three different openings produces a warm, robust tone perfect for a variety of styles. jjbabbitt.com

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