Equipment

Here is some information on the saxes Derek plays.  If you have any queries, or would like further information, please contact Derek through this website.

SOPRANO SAX

Beuscher Tru Tone (1926) "curly" soprano

Yamaha YTS 62 straight soprano

Mouthpiece:  Selmer D*

Reeds:  Rico Royal 3

ALTO SAX

Steve Goodson - Voodoo Rex custom made alto (copper) - www.saxgourmet.com

Selmer Mk VI (c1970)

Conn "Chu Berry" (1926)

Grafton Acrylic - one of only 3000 ever made, it's the white plastic sax as seen in the hands of Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman

Mouthpiece:  Beechler S8S

Reeds:  Van Doren JAVA 3.5

TENOR SAX

Selmer Super Action (c1955 - pre MkVI)

Mouthpiece:  Otto link (was an 7* but 'worked on' for Duncan Lamont, so a bit bigger now)

Reeds:  Van Doren JAVA 3.5

BARITONE SAX

Conn Cross Bar (c1940)

Mouthpiece:  Berg Larson (no idea of size but modelled on Ronnie Ross's mouthpiece size 130+)

Reeds:  Rico 3