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JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness   

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Radical sax support.

Instrument innovations come along with a fair degree of frequency, but rarely does a saxophone accessory change the prevailing paradigm. The Jazzlab saXholder saxophone harness does precisely that. Chronic back and neck pain is common among serious practicers and performers, largely due to the fact that traditional sax straps place all of the support tension on the neck and back. The saXholder is a new patented three-point support system that transfers the weight of the saxophone to two padded shoulder handles with additional support from an abdominal rest. It is constructed of aircraft aluminum and Kevlar for light weight and strength, and folds up conveniently for storage and transport.


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JAZZLABsaXholder Saxophone Harness
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Works great!

I've been using this strap on tenor and bari saxes for about three weeks and am very impressed with it. It completely removes the weight of the instrument from the neck to the shoulders...Read complete review

I've been using this strap on tenor and bari saxes for about three weeks and am very impressed with it. It completely removes the weight of the instrument from the neck to the shoulders and makes a 3-4 hour gig much more bearable. Unlike a harness, this strap gives the player full movement of the instrument. It can be played from the front or side and is very comfortable even when sitting. It is also adjustable for differently sized players. I have recommended this to several of my students who are playing bari on the marching band field.

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Do not buy for tenor sax

This product does not work on Tenor saxes very well. Since the horn is on your side one side of the support comes up and does not stay on your shoulder. Rubs against your...Read complete review

This product does not work on Tenor saxes very well. Since the horn is on your side one side of the support comes up and does not stay on your shoulder. Rubs against your neck.

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5.0

Great harness, especially for bari sax players.

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from Murrieta, CA

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Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

The Jazzlab saxophone harness is great for taking the weight off your neck, especially for bari sax players. I've played bari for a long time and have always used a (padded) neck strap. I've only used this harness for a few weeks and can feel a huge difference in my neck. The downside, if this is one, is that it takes some bending/adjusting to get it to fit just right. But after it's adjusted it's great.

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5.0

Love Jazzlabb Sax holder !

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from Manchester NH

Pros

  • Love It Great Design
  • My Bari Feels Light

Cons

  • Post To Protect
  • Put Electric Shrink Tubin
  • Saxophone
  • Tubing Around Down

Best Uses

  • All Saxophones
  • My Baritone

Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

Love it!, need not say more .

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4.0

decreases neck strain

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from Lancaster PA

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Pros

  • Decreases Neck Strain

Cons

  • Pops Our Of Holder Lock

Best Uses

  • Sit And Stand Playing

Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

Can slide off when doing a quick instrument change , but takes a lot of strain off the neck. Also enables better mobility and positioning of horn (tenor sax) when changing from sitting to standing and soloing.

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5.0

Great product

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from Los Angeles CA

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Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

Saxholder saxophone harness. Indispensable to relieve tiredness in neck and shoulders if you play a tenor or heavier sax. The key feature is the belly plate that helps keeping the sax away and up and relieves pressure on the shoulders and neck. Traditional harnesses keep the sax close to your body. Thus, your arms and hands quickly get tired trying hold the sax away from you. Some have complained about the Saxholder being difficult to store when traveling and they may have a point but it has not been a problem to me.

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2.0

Do not buy for tenor sax

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from Dover, DE

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    Cons

    • Not Good For Tenor Sa

    Best Uses

      Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

      This product does not work on Tenor saxes very well. Since the horn is on your side one side of the support comes up and does not stay on your shoulder. Rubs against your neck.

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      4.0

      Great Product

      By 

      from Dana Point, CA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Loadbearing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

          I used this harness exclusively for marching season. It takes the weight of my bari sax off my neck and distributes it throughout my shoulders and back. My only gripe about the product is while marching slides and having to twist my torso it was difficult because of its rigidity. Also it is not great to use with a bari while sitting down since the saxophone rests on the side. For those players that play alto, tenor, or soprano that rest their saxes between their legs it's perfect. Overall it's a great product that I strongly recommend

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          4.0

          This works for me.

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          from San Francisco Bay Area

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          Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

          A few decades ago, after a few decades of playing tenor sax, my neck started to hurt. I tried several harnesses and hated them all for various reasons, but recently the pain got so bad I decided to try again. Went online and read reviews about the SaxHarness that inspired me to try it. It works. It spreads the weight of the horn between my shoulders and belly so the horn feels very light, and it touches my neck not at all. I've played three gigs using it and I'm sold.

          It is a little wierd having a metal frame hanging in front of me. If I look down I hit it with my chin, and I have to take care not to let my horn contact the aluminum bar. And I have yet to find the best way to pack it - it doesn't fit easily anywhere in my gig bag, doesn't comfortably share the bell of my horn with the neck. Current solution is to put the horn's neck in the accessory pocket, which makes me nervous, and carry the SaxHarness in the bell. Still pondering that. But it makes tenor gigs do-able again, so it's worth the wrinkles

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Saxholder by jazzlab

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          from Los Angeles CA

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          Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

          I must say that if you play the tenor or heavier sax this accessory should be your number one accessory from day one of your practice. The crucial difference with this Saxholder compared to all others (that I know) is the support you get from the belly thanks to the belly plate. I've seen Stan Getz wearing a clever sax strap that goes over the shoulders and fastens in the back of your pants and I've built such a strap myself. It's much better than a neck strap, but this Saxholder is just as much better again. The belly plate makes the difference as it lifts the sax and further alleviates the shoulders (even if you don't have a big belly, which I don't). With the "Getz" strap there is a great relief of the neck but the belly plate is genial. This device should have existed decades ago and I'm joyed it arrived. It's worth every penny. A famous sax brand has an expensive strap available that fastens at the back of your pants. I haven't tried it but it should be outdone by the Saxholder. An other device from Jazzlab is the "Deflector" which mounts on the bell of the sax. It's a great idea but I didn't find a retailer for it. Saxbrig, daily sax #023 on YouTube shows you how to build one on your own and it's very easy. It should also be your training tool from day one and it will help you decide what mouthpiece you will settle on as it reflects the sound to your ears. Indispensable also, may I say.

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works great!

          By 

          from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania

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          Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

          I've been using this strap on tenor and bari saxes for about three weeks and am very impressed with it. It completely removes the weight of the instrument from the neck to the shoulders and makes a 3-4 hour gig much more bearable. Unlike a harness, this strap gives the player full movement of the instrument. It can be played from the front or side and is very comfortable even when sitting. It is also adjustable for differently sized players. I have recommended this to several of my students who are playing bari on the marching band field.

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          (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Jazzlab Sax holder

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          from Half Moon Bay, California

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          Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

          I purchased this product about a year ago primarily for tenor sax. I have tried every conceivable neck strap and this harness (tenor sax) is by far the best. I suffer from chronic neck pain from an old whiplash. It also adjusts easily for alto. For soprano you just loop the cord around once.

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