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Top 10 saxophone accessories every saxophonist needs to have

Rahima Khan, in Community news
Oct 25, 2023 | 7 min read

Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting your musical journey, a good collection of essential saxophone accessories is vital. They are the tools that keep your music flowing smoothly.

Today, we’ll explore the top 10 must-haves saxophone accessories, helping you create a harmonious symphony of preparedness.

1. Soundbrenner’s wearable metronomes

Transform your saxophone practice with the Soundbrenner Core and Pulse vibrating metronomes designed to make your practice sessions addictive and goal-oriented. Forget annoying audio clicks; these devices let you “feel the beat” with vibrations seven times stronger than your average smartphone. Customize BPM, time signature, and more to suit your practice needs. Wear it on your wrist, arm, or anywhere you like, thanks to the included straps.

Beyond the metronome, the Core also functions as a precision contact tuner and dB meter, ensuring you always sound great and protect your ears. Plus, it even doubles as a smartwatch with multi-day battery life. Whether you’re practising scales or mastering intricate pieces, this all-in-one saxophone accessory is a game-changer for saxophonists.

Soundbrenner Core
Soundbrenner Core Steel
Soundbrenner Pulse

2. Reeds 

These slender pieces of wood are the lifeblood of your saxophone. Always keep a few spare reeds in your case of saxophone accessories because a broken or worn-out reed can turn a melodious tune into a squeaky nightmare.

reeds in saxophone accessories

3. Minuendo lossless earplugs

Preserve your hearing without sacrificing sound quality with Minuendo lossless earplugs. Engineered for musicians, these are the world’s first-ever variable passive Hi-Fi earplugs. These revolutionary earplugs offer a flat frequency response for clear, natural sound, thanks to their patented membrane technology. Unlike traditional foam earplugs that muffle sound, Minuendo ensures no frequency degradation.

With stepless adjustments, easily toggle between -7dB to -25dB to find your auditory sweet spot, whether you’re at a concert, practising, or performing. The magnetic locking system and leash ensure they’re always at hand. Choose from eleven sets of ear tips for a perfect, leak-free fit. It is indeed an indispensable saxophone accessory for any serious saxophonist.

Minuendo lossless earplugs

4. Mouthpiece and ligature

Your mouthpiece defines your saxophone’s sound, so protect it like gold. A ligature holds the reed in place. Having a spare mouthpiece and ligature in your case of saxophone accessories can save your performance if one breaks.

mouthpiece and ligature in saxophone accessories

5. Stomp Bluetooth foot pedal

Stomp is a must-have Bluetooth foot pedal that redefines how saxophonists engage with their music. This #1 rated page turner and app controller allows you to seamlessly control your favourite music apps, all with a simple foot tap. Made in the US, its rugged, durable metal enclosure is designed to last, perfect for the on-the-go musician.

With Stomp, you can effortlessly swipe through chord charts, setlists, and sheet music, or even start and stop your metronome, thanks to its 6 customizable buttons. But there’s more—never worry about running out of power as Stomp can last 150+ hours on a single 9V battery.

Plus, when plugged into a 9VDC adapter, it can even charge your phone or tablet while you perform. With a 50+ foot range and universal compatibility, Stomp ensures you’re always in control, always. It is the ideal saxophone accessory for musicians aiming for flawless performances.

Stomp bluetooth foot pedal

6. Cleaning kit 

Playing the saxophone can get messy with saliva and moisture. A cleaning kit is an essential saxophone accessory. It should contain swabs, brushes, and a cleaning cloth that keeps your saxophone in tip-top shape, ensuring your music stays crystal clear.

cleaning kit in saxophone accessories

7. Neck strap

A comfortable neck strap is essential to prevent neck strain during long practice sessions or performances. It ensures that your saxophone is within easy reach. Never miss this essential saxophone accessory before leaving for a performance or practice.

neck strap

8. Screwdriver and Allen wrench 

Saxophones occasionally need adjustments. A small screwdriver and an Allen wrench set are indispensable saxophone accessories for minor tweaks to your saxophone’s keys and screws.

screwdriver and allen wrench in saxophone accesories

9. Cork grease

Don’t let sticky corks hamper your playing. A small tube of cork grease keeps your saxophone’s joints lubricated and moving smoothly. Always keep it in your gig bag along with other saxophone accessories.

cork grease

10. Spare neck cork 

Over time, neck corks wear out. Having a spare cork in your collection of saxophone accessories ensures you can replace it when needed, preventing air leaks and maintaining your saxophone’s sound quality.

spare neck cork in saxophone accessories

Bottom line

Transitioning from one item to another, it’s clear that each of these essentials plays a vital role in your saxophone journey. Now that you know the top 10 must-have saxophone accessories, it’s time to ensure your musical voyage is filled with harmonious melodies and memorable performances.

Check out our blog for tips to improve your music practice to make full use of these amazing accessories along with your cherished saxophone.

Thanks for reading our article on “Top 10 saxophone accessories every saxophonist needs to have” We at Soundbrenner are dedicated to helping musicians stay focused on what truly matters: their music. By creating innovative devices, such as Soundbrenner Pulse and Core, our goal is to deliver the best practice experience for musicians. Click here to find out more.

Do you have a question about Soundbrenner products? Reach out to us at [email protected], we’re happy to help!

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