P. Mauriat Tenor Sax Comparison

Mauriat Saxophones have arrived at Paige’s Music! Lets take a second to talk about some of the Tenors that we currently have in stock.

The PMXT 66-RX in the unlacquered finish has an amazing look to it. The extra engraving on it really brings the look of the saxophone together. Another cool thing about this saxophone is that the key inlays are metal, which helps with the resonance of the horn. The PMXT 66-RX features rolled tone holes, which are pulled directly from the body, as opposed to being soldered onto the body after the fact.

The Grand Dreams 285 is a great option for people that are looking for a professional model horn without breaking the bank. The Grand Dream comes in a Cognac lacquer with black pearl inlays. This horn is very free blowing, while maintaining consistent intonation. I personally like horns that have little to no resistance and this horn delivers in that respect. I would highly recommend trying out this horn if you ever get the chance.

The System 76 2nd Edition Dark Lacquer is a phenomenal horn. This horn has a deep rich sound to it that is comparable to that of an old Conn or  Selmer. I found that the key work on this horn feels a little bit uncomfortable at first, but it is nothing that makes the horn harder to play. Something else I notices is how consistent it is from top to bottom making is just as easy to play in the altissimo ranges as the lower range on this horn. Last but not least, this horn has the Adam Larson seal of approval!

If you want to see and hear it in action, make sure to RSVP for his clinic on June 11th at 5:00 PM!

Adam Larson Sax Clinic at Paige’s Music

Adam Larson is coming to Paige’s Music on June 11th! This is going to be a clinic you won’t want to miss! I have been listening to Adam for a long time and he is one of the most technically proficient saxophonists I have ever heard.

Month Of May Sale at Paige’s Music

The first Indianapolis 500-mile Sweepstakes Race was held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 1911. We invite you to celebrate the 111th anniversary of the greatest spectacle in racing with us by racing in for our Month-Of-May sale!

Saxophone Book Recommendations

Saxophone specific books can be a great resource for improving your playing capability. I have a few book recommendations that have helped me in my journey of learning the saxophone.

Vandoren Reeds Mix Packs Are Perfect For Trying New Reeds

When it comes to reeds, there are a lot of options available to play and it can be overwhelming at times. Most beginners play on the Vandoren Traditional (blue box) but there is a wide variety of options available. You should try out different kinds of reeds to find what works best for you.

Jazz Mouthpiece Recommendations for Saxophone

When looking for a new mouthpiece I think it is a great idea to try out a few mouthpieces before you decide on making the purchase. I have some recommendations for jazz mouthpieces that will help the development of a quality jazz sound. I believe that starting out on a hard rubber jazz mouthpiece will help develop a strong sound and feel for the jazz mouthpieces.

If you are just getting started in jazz band I would recommend trying out some Meyer and Otto Link mouthpieces preferably the hard rubber. These mouthpieces are not only great for beginners, but more advanced players as well. If you are a little bit more advanced with jazz music. I would highly recommend trying out the Vandoren V16 M/S+, Daddario Jazz Select (pictured), or Jody Jazz Hr*. These mouthpieces are high quality and reasonably priced!

Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

The Repair Shop at Paige’s Music – FAQs

We often get questions about having an instrument repaired at Paige’s Music. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that will be helpful if you are considering sending in your instrument for service.

Jeff Coffin Saxophone Clinic at Paige’s Music

We are excited to announce that Jeff Coffin will be here at Paige’s Music on March 31st. Jeff will be giving a saxophone clinic and we encourage you to bring your instrument for the event!

 

Please follow this link to reserve a seat.  Due to the size of our retail showroom, we only have room for 100 people for the clinic.