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What do you guys think is the coolest woodwind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mac_the_sac, Nov 1, 2004.


  1. Flute

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. Clarinet

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. Bass Clarinet

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. Soprano Sax

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. Alto Sax

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  6. Tenor Sax

    10 vote(s)
    27.0%
  7. Bari Sax

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  8. Other

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. I've been looking for a wind instrument to get serious about. I dabble at just about everything,except for the double reeds but cant seem to decide on one, just looking for some opinions.
     
  2. saprano clarinet (aka Bb clarinet)
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Bagpipes....oh wait that's a double reed isn't it.

    Bari sax or bass clarinet maybe...

    brad cook
     
  4. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I love the sound of a Bari Sax, but it's not too versatile.
     
  5. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Tenor sax, big enough to not look like a toy, with plenty of beef in its sounds and rather versatile as well.
     
  6. Soprano sax. I just love the way it sounds when used in reggae, or a ballad, or heck, anything.
     
  7. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I voted alto sax since I used to play one. But if I were to pick up the sax again, I'd go for bari.
     
  8. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I *think* most woodwinds have similar fingerings, so once you get relative technique down for one, it shouldn't be hard to transfer to another. Based on this, I would just go for whatever gives you more mojo.

    But then again, I'm not exactly sure, since I really only have experience with the alto sax.
     
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Where the hell is your bassoon?
     
  10. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I was thinking the same thing, but you might be able to milk a bassoon sound with a muted bari...
     
  11. I've had an occasional hankering to play alto sax for years now... one day i'll pick it up. So that's my vote.
     
  12. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    What about the Australian Digardoo ? I love the sound, but have never had the guts to buy one & try to play it.
     
  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Oboe or shakuhachi (japanese bamboo flute). Of the ones listed, clarinet.
     
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    Contrabass saxaphone.
     
  15. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001

    I agree. I wanted to vote for both tenor and bari, but your poll only allowed us to choose one so I voted bari.
     
  16. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Well, I gotta say Flute. Mainly because its my main instrument :smug: But you can get a really talented flute player, and IMHO you can get much better sounds out of a Flute than a Sax.

    BTW, what kind of music is it for?
     
  17. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    I'm gonna go for tenor sax, Mr. Man.
     
  18. I voted clarinet, but I also dig tenor sax
     
  19. Is there such thing as a cool woodwind instrument? :ninja:

    Brass '04