Snake Oil for the Saxophone? The Buzz Oversized Neck Screw by Westcoast Sax

Whether you are into competitive sports, weight loss, golf or the saxophone, you have probably heard claims about products that you didn’t believe. Many times I refer to these claims and products with a term you have probably heard before: “Snake Oil”.  The definition of the term is : “Snake oil is an expression that originally Read More…

Viking M58 and M60 Valkyrie Cognac Tenor Saxophone Review

Today, I am reviewing the Viking M58 and M60 tenor saxophones. This is another great saxophone that is manufactured in Taiwan. I had been hearing about the Viking tenor saxophones for a few years now and have been very curious to try them out.  Rich Maraday is the owner of Viking instruments and he was happy to Read More…

Andreas Eastman EAS640 Alto Saxophone

Today, I am reviewing the Andreas Eastman EAS640 gold lacquered alto saxophone.  This is another great saxophone that is manufactured in Taiwan.  I had never heard of Eastman saxophones until a couple of months ago when I received an email asking me if I would be willing to review them. Andreas Eastman EAS640 Alto Saxophone Read More…

Andreas Eastman ETS652RL Tenor Saxophone

Today, I am reviewing the Andreas Eastman ETS652RL unlacquered tenor saxophone.   This is another great saxophone that is manufactured in Taiwan.  I had never heard of Eastman saxophones until a couple of months ago when I received an email asking me if I would be willing to review them. Andreas Eastman EAS640 Tenor Saxophone Eastman Read More…

RSBerkeley Virtuoso Alto Saxophone

Today, I am reviewing the RSBerkeley Virtuoso black nickel alto saxophone.  I already own a couple of the Virtuoso tenor saxophones and have been curious about the alto for some time now.  I have never tried a saxophone in black nickel before so this will be my first time. RSBerkeley Black Nickel Virtuoso Alto Saxophone Read More…

MacSax Empyreal Alto Saxophone

Today, I’m reviewing the MacSax Empyreal Alto Saxophone.  This sax is manufactured in Taiwan for the MacSax company in Austin Texas. This is the Unlacquered Finish model.  It looks like bare brass which gives it a cool vintage look.  I am told that the brass is subjected to a gas treatment that gives it a Read More…

RS Berkeley “Virtuoso” tenor sax review

About 6 months ago I had a new member to my site named Les Silver. Les signed up for online lessons and we exchanged quite a few emails and phone calls talking about my lessons and in our conversations he told me about his saxophone line that he has been developing over the last few Read More…

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