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I will be closed Mon-Tue, April 14-15. |
I will be closed Good Friday, April 18,
and Monday, April 21.
See VACATION NOTICE (below description) for details
to fit Xaphoon Pocket Sax
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This is a replacement reed for the one
included with new Xaphoon Pocket Sax packages.
The # 2½ reed is a good general-purpose reed for a student,
which is why it is included with the Xaphoon Pocket Saxes
when they ship from the factory.
However, reeds are delicate,
and do not last forever under the best of circumstances.
I am offering these reeds as a convenience for Xaphoon players.
I said Make Music Anywhere, but you cant do that without reeds, hence this offering.
The Partner reed has been shown to be a consistently good-quality reed.
Many players have stated their preference for these reeds over that best-known name brand.
This listing will also be of interest to the tenor sax player
who needs a new reed but cannot afford to buy a box now.
Generally, a player will continually upgrade to harder and harder reeds
as the embouchure (muscles that help hold the lower lip firm against the reed)
tightens and strengthens as a result of continuous practice on the instrument.
A usual progression is to use one, or a very few, #2 reeds.
Then the player should be able to play on a #2½ reed.
This hardness may take weeks or months to outgrow,
at which time the player will begin buying #3 reeds,
which may take months or years to outgrow
before the player will move to a #3½ reed.
With each step-up in hardness, the player will achieve better tonal control,
especially in the extreme high notes, but often in the extreme low notes as well.
The reeds will last longer, because they withstand damage better
and don't "blow out" (become unusable due to overplaying) for longer.
Players using softer reeds will want to take extra care
not to touch reed to any hard or rough surface.
Being brushed against clothing is a common cause of reed destruction.
Once the reed has even a small chip or crack,
it is much harder to get a clear tone -- or sometimes any at all --on the instrument.
Many players keep several reeds in their case,
so they can avoid worry of being unable to play
because of a chipped or cracked reed.
Players wanting to play for longer periods will also want additional reeds.
"Blowout" can occur when playing on one reed too long at one time.
It is necessary to take a break and replace the reed.
The Partner brand reed has proven to be a very reliable
and highly playable reed at economical prices.
A technological leap provides a new option
to aid in "stepping up": smaller steps.
Because Legere can now make reeds so precisely, they offer reeds in Quarter Sizes.
The Legere reed exceeds all expectations in tone quality
and outlasts ordinary cane reeds so greatly
as to be called "Permanent" and "Practically Indestructable".
As the Pocket Sax is designed and engineered to be nearly indestructable,
and made to travel, it is a perfect match for the Legere reed.
Select a long-lasting Legere reed for your Xaphoon from these Tenor Sax listings:
Tenor Sax Reeds (will fit Xaphoon)
P A Y M E N T :
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the eBay PAY NOW process
within 3 days of purchase.
Payment is due within 10 days of purchase.
You do NOT have to have a PayPal account
to pay by credit card.
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you are directed to a secure site
where you can put in your credit card info.
You may choose to establish a PayPal account
for ease of payment in the future,
or choose not to do so.
Please complete all your purchases,
then if you have more than one item,
click REQUEST TOTAL from your WON column in My Ebay.
I will send you an invoice with the correct
s&h for your combined order.
EBay shipping setup does not reflect the real world.
There is no way to set up combined shipping that works right. I have to "see what fits."
If you pay for several items without waiting for an invoice you will get the fastest shipping
and will probably get a refund for combined shipping.
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The above is true only if the ship-to address
is in the US or possessions.
You should work out arrangements in advance
for shipping out of the US or possessions.
As a veteran myself, I apply the courtesy
of shipping to APO and FPO addresses at the same cost as US addresses,
in spite of the labor-intensive Customs Form processing.
The same shipping cost applies to all US Possessions
(Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Is., etc.) as for US addresses.
S H I P P I N G :
The default shipping method for most items
is USPS 1st Class Mail.
Most items can also be shipped by Priority Mail or Express Mail.
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I combine shipping
on items that can be shipped together.
You will receive at least $1 off the individual s&h cost of each item after the 1st.
This is done automatically in eBay.
For many items, the discount is more, and this will be reflected in a manual invoice
I will send when you request it.
If you buy several items and pay immediately,
you will likely overpay on s&h.
In this case, I will send you a PayPal refund.
(Please understand if the refund takes 2 or more weeks.
I prioritize fast shipping, and often get backed up on refunds.)
If your purchase is over $10,
I may deduct insurance cost before calculating your refund.
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Please note that SHIPPING and HANDLING charges
include the cost of labor and materials
to create your package ("handling").
It is expensive and labor-intensive
to order, stock, inventory, and store large boxes of envelopes, bubble wrap,
foam wrap, plastic wrap, tape, packing peanuts, etc.
It is also labor intensive to package items as carefully as we do.
Please understand we have to get $2 or more
($4 or more on overseas) for even a small package
just to cover these "handling" costs.
I specialize in fast shipment.
Over 99% of all orders are shipped
the same or next business day from receipt of payment.
In most cases, if I have your payment by noon,
your order will go out the same day.
Often I can include even later payments, sometimes up to 3:00 EST.
Occasionally I have a situation that may delay your order.
This is less than 1% of all orders.
In every other case,
Please consider QUICK SHIPPING as a valuable service
included in your Shipping and Handling charge.
Insurance must be included in S&H
in all orders $30 and over,
(as well as items with poor shipping histories --
This includes many items that ship in tubes).
This is $1.80 for up to $50, $2.80 for up to $100, etc.
For all overseas orders, insurance implies Express Mail,
starting at $46, but including TRACKING.
V A C A T I O N N O T I C E
I will be closed Monday-Tuesday, April 14-15..
Orders paid after noon on Friday, Apr 11,
will be Shipped Wednesday, April 16.
I will be closed Good Friday, April 18,
and Monday, April 21..
Orders paid after noon on Thursday, Apr 16,
will be Shipped Tuesday, Apr. 22.
Please plan your purchases
and communications accordingly.
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