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Selmer New Large Bore circa 1930
22 Jul 17
Selmer New Large Bore circa 1930 Posted by: Paul Moutarde

Paul Moutarde writes about his latest purchase from Headwind Music

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Ben Waghorn Vs Zetland Alto
19 Jul 17
Ben Waghorn Vs Zetland Alto Posted by: Paul Moutarde

Ben puts our own brand student alto through it's paces

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Welcome to Bristol's very own Bari Island
13 Jul 17
Welcome to Bristol's very own Bari Island Posted by: Paul Moutarde

A run down of the Baritone saxophones we have in stock at the moment

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Pan America, is it all just a conn?
7 Jul 17
Pan America, is it all just a conn? Posted by: Paul Moutarde

A brief overview of the 'poor man's 10M'

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The original Adolphe Sax baritone
21 Jun 17
The original Adolphe Sax baritone Posted by: Paul Moutarde

A 1934 baritone sax designed by Adolphe Sax and manufactured by Selmer Paris.

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Hidden gem - 1968 Mark VI Tenor
14 Jun 17
Hidden gem - 1968 Mark VI Tenor Posted by: Paul Moutarde

A review of an immaculate Mark VI tenor sax

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I'm sorry, I haven't a clue whose trumpet this is.
30 May 17
I'm sorry, I haven't a clue whose trumpet this is. Posted by: Paul Moutarde

A few of Humphrey Lyttelton's trumpets come in for repair!

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1958 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax
26 May 17
1958 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax Posted by: Paul Moutarde

A quick review of a 1958 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax

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Rigotti.....reed all about it
24 May 17
Rigotti.....reed all about it Posted by: Paul Moutarde

Fine cane from the South of France

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Ed Pillinger - The man with the golden collar
11 May 17
Ed Pillinger - The man with the golden collar Posted by: Paul Moutarde

An overview of Ed Pillinger's wonderful range of saxophone mouthpieces

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Hitler....he's only got one sax
3 May 17
Hitler....he's only got one sax Posted by: Tom Gorst

Could this be Adolf Hitler's long lost saxophone?!

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Lee Goodall plays a Lupifaro Platinum
28 Apr 17
Lee Goodall plays a Lupifaro Platinum Posted by: Tom Gorst

A short clip of Lee playing a Lupifaro tenor saxophone our Bristol showroom

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Headwind Music 360° virtual tour
27 Apr 17
Headwind Music 360° virtual tour Posted by: Tom Gorst

Take a look inside the shop with our 360° virtual tour

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Conn-Selmer
15 Apr 17
Conn-Selmer "a modern day classic" Posted by: Tom Gorst

Our first impressions of the Conn-Selmer 380V Alto and Tenor saxophones.

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SR Tech: Don't be baffled
4 Apr 17
SR Tech: Don't be baffled Posted by: Tom Gorst

An overview of the fantastic range of SR tech metal tenor mouthpieces

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Repairing instruments: Q&A with John Pratt
28 Mar 17
Repairing instruments: Q&A with John Pratt Posted by: Tom Gorst

Q&A with John Pratt (Headwind repairer)

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D'addario Jazz Select Tenor Mouthpiece
17 Mar 17
D'addario Jazz Select Tenor Mouthpiece Posted by: Tom Gorst

An exclusive look at the first D'addario Jazz Select mouthpieces to hit the UK

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Win a Saxophone
16 Mar 17
Win a Saxophone Posted by: Tom Gorst

How to win a saxophone at this year's Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival

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Saxholder from Jazzlab
16 Mar 17
Saxholder from Jazzlab Posted by: Tom Gorst

A review of the Saxholder from Jazzlab

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Working as a saxophonist abroad - By Daisy Megee
7 Mar 17
Working as a saxophonist abroad - By Daisy Megee Posted by: Daisy Megee

Daisy writes about her experiences working abroad... and some of the pitfalls

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Playing in a community big band
4 Mar 17
Playing in a community big band Posted by: Sophie Jones

What it's like to be a part of Bristol's fantastic community Big Band

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All about that Bass (sax)
27 Feb 17
All about that Bass (sax) Posted by: Sophie Jones

A few things to consider if you're interested in playing the Bass saxophone

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To lacquer or not to lacquer?
24 Feb 17
To lacquer or not to lacquer? Posted by: Sophie Jones

What is the difference between lacquered and unlacquered horns?

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Lupifaro Platinum Baritone Saxophone
21 Feb 17
Lupifaro Platinum Baritone Saxophone Posted by: Tom Gorst

A quick look at the Lupifaro platinum baritone saxophone

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Buying a vintage saxophone
10 Feb 17
Buying a vintage saxophone Posted by: john Pratt

A few useful things to consider when buying a vintage saxophone

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Learning the saxophone FAQ
10 Feb 17
Learning the saxophone FAQ Posted by: Tom Gorst

Here's some answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding learning the saxophone.

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Ligatures, shall we talk about this?
8 Feb 17
Ligatures, shall we talk about this? Posted by: Tom Gorst

Confused about ligatures? you should be....and here's why

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A small step for man, a GIANT leap for Jody Jazz
31 Jan 17
A small step for man, a GIANT leap for Jody Jazz Posted by: Tom Gorst

A review of the 'GIANT' tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Jody Jazz

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FREE Sax Lessons
13 Jan 17
FREE Sax Lessons Posted by: Tom Gorst

Try your hand at the saxophone for free at headwind music!

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Zetland Horns - A lot of sound for your pound.
6 Jan 17
Zetland Horns - A lot of sound for your pound. Posted by: Tom Gorst

A summary of Headwind Music's range of entry level horns - The Zetland

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Buying a new mouthpiece?
19 Oct 16
Buying a new mouthpiece? Posted by: Tom Gorst

A few things you may want to consider before shopping for a new mouthpiece

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