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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
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

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    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (2)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Saxholder by jazzlab

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...Read complete review

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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Okay for alto, not tenor sax.

It does relieve pressure on the neck. I thought it dug into my back somewhat. Did not work well with my tenor sax as one side of the harness lifted up when holding the...Read complete review

It does relieve pressure on the neck. I thought it dug into my back somewhat. Did not work well with my tenor sax as one side of the harness lifted up when holding the horn to my right side. When playing in my band I found myself having to constantly adjust it. It had a rigid feel to it and didn't move with me, like wearing a harmonica holder.

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4.0

Good deal

By 

from Albany, GA

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Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

I really like it. It take the pressure completely off my neck.

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5.0

Best Rig I've Ever Used

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from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very comfortable and balances the horn well.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

      Have been playing alto and tenor for over 25 years (Contemporary Christian & Jazz) and have used a variety of traditional neck and shoulder rigs. After hearing a friend rave about this rig over the past several months, I finally decided to give it a try and am extremely glad I did. It is now the only rig I've used since I received it last month. It appears well designed/built, offers great comfort (no pressure on my neck) and adjusts easily between horns on the fly. Well worth the money IMHO.

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      5.0

      A Suitable Replacement For Your Mainstream Neckstrap

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      from Springfield, MA

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      Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

      I used to view these support straps as being somewhat eccentric, UNTIL the day I sustained a neck injury. I was amazed to find that there was ZERO pressure on my neck, even after a lengthy jam session.

      I recommend this strap to all sax players because: 1) It's totally comfortable with ZERO neck stress, allowing the musician to focus on playing music. 2) It naturally forces good playing posture while still allowing for a measure of bodily expressiveness. 3) Its well made, adjustable design is for people of all sizes. 4) It also supports the tenor sax and even its heavier counterpart, the bari. 5) Its Low price point far outweighs the High price of being uncomfortable.

      If you struggle with poor posture, have a weak neck for whatever reason and need a suitable replacement for your mainstream neck strap, do yourself a favor and use this sax harness. I recommend that you keep your old neck strap as a backup though.

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      5.0

      Outstanding product.

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      from Irvine California

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      Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

      I am an absolute beginning sax player and the first thing I noticed was that the next strap that I was using caused a lot of discomfort right off the bat. After getting this shoulder mounted strap all the discomfort went away completely. Now I can concentrate on learning how to play instead of struggling with a sore neck.

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      5.0

      Finally... relief for my neck

      By 

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Working musician for 30 years

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      Pros

      • Adjusts to the contour of your upper back
      • Comfortable
      • Easily supports the tenor
      • Relieves pressure on the neck
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • For me, there are none

      Best Uses

        Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

        After 30 years of playing, my neck was done supporting the tenor. I tried various harnesses, but they were uncomfortable for my back and usually held the horn too close to my body for my liking. As soon as I saw the saXholder, I new it was at the very least, promising. In short, this piece has been priceless. Once fitted to the contour of my upper back (a very important step), it is very comfortable and gives me just enough freedom of movement to be exactly what I was looking for. It also supports the tenor with no problem at all. Most importantly, no more saxophone induced neck pain. Awesome product!

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By 

        from Philadelphia,Pa

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        Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

        Great item

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        5.0

        I bought this product again!

        By 

        from Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reduces neck/ back strain, ease of use

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Playng for any length of time

        Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

        While this is a bit expensive, it is worth the bucks. Takes pressure off the neck and places it on the shoulders, which are more able to take the weight. Great for sax players who want to eliminate neck strain from long playing sessions. Haven't had any problem with the neck since using it. I bought two, one as a backup. I highly recommend.

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        4.0

        Great for Sop and Alto

        By 

        from San Antonio, TX

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        Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

        I play primarily soprano and alto, almost every day. Works well if you're sitting or standing, but I find it most comfortable when standing. I used it on tenor sax twice, and unfortunately it doesn't work well with tenor sax and I was worried it might break the harness. I can only imagine that bari sax would be worse, but I haven't tried that yet. The bag it comes with is nice and it collapses so that you can store it easier. Overall, does everything I need to do and I'm satisfied with the purchase.

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        4.0

        Product does what it says but...

        By 

        from Ft Washington, MD

        Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

        I bought the Saxholder to relief the press that was being applied to my neck while playing tenor. It worked right out of the box. I didn't even have to adjust the shoulder pads and I felt the difference immediately. The only gripe I have is that the string that allows you to raise or lower the sax is too darn short. I'm fortunate that it fits exact whether I'm sitting or standing (I'm 6'0, 205). I'm forced to maintain an exact position while sitting but I'd like to be able to adjust the string to lower the horn. Come on Jazzlab, you make an excellent saxholder and then skimp on a few inches of string. Add 2-3 inches to the string and you've got an all-around winner.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gonzo Sax Support!!

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        from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about JAZZLAB saXholder Saxophone Harness:

        I have used the Saxholder harness for over 5 years now on my bari and tenor. I'm 77. It gives me perfect support for any physical position while playing. The key is that at the weight of the horn is borne on the shoulders primarily with a little bit borne around the waist by the bottoms support arm. I've used this for 3 hour gigs in which I stand all the time as well as 3 hour big band gigs: NO SORE NECK; and my breathing is never constrained by a strap around my diaphragm like some straps do!
        But it! You'll never be sorry!

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