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If you own a saxophone - any saxophone, this book is for you
on 23 December 2009
Anyone well acquainted with Haynes vehicle manuals will know them to be great value for money - taking the reader through step-by-step instructions on everything from changing a headlight bulb, to stripping the engine out. Problem is, the clarity of instructions in the text department is not always matched by the pictures in the visuals dept. Well in this manual by Stephen Howard, you not only get very easy-to-follow instructions on how to maintain and set up your sax, you also get great high definition colour pictures to accompany the text. It's a huge leap forward in quality compared to other Haynes manuals and written in a style that's just a great informative read on its own.
If you play a sax, whether a vintage one, like mine, or a newbie, and you want to keep it in great nick and performing at its best, buy this manual without hesitation. You won't be disappointed. I've carefully followed the set-up instructions with my old Conn 10M and I've cured a number of niggly leaks - not serious - but ones I'd have otherwise lived with, between annual visits to the repair tech. The improvement in timbre of sound and ease of playing is remarkable. I don't remember it being as good as this, even after getting it back fresh from its annual service in the past. I feel like I've released its true spirit, not to mention my own! For me, the book is worth every penny for that reason alone.