Oleg Saxophone Roadshow
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am to 5pm
The Oleg Saxophone Roadshow will be here at Steve Deutsch Woodwinds Etc. at 2101B Woolsey at Shattuck in south Berkeley 94705. We will have saxophones, necks, mouthpieces, the bulldog sax stand, ligatures, sax straps and more to try, play and purchase to satisfy that lust for a perfect musical life. So come on by!
Download a printable flyer for the Oleg Saxophone Roadshow:
Oleg tenor saxophone
Oleg curved baritone saxophone neck
Oleg thumb enhancer
Oleg Contempo silver alto saxophone mouthpiece
Oleg Contempo gold alto saxophone mouthpiece
Oleg tenor saxophone mouthpiece, hard rubber
Palm Key Riser for Soprano
Skyscraper Palm Key Riser
Side Key Risers
Palm Key Riser
High E Stopper
Low C Extension
Side Key Silencers
Low Bb Lever Link
Low Bb Extension
Bis Key for Vintage Conn Tenor
Soprano F-Fork Assembly
Metal Thumb Rest
Soprano Strap Ring
Replacement? Enhancer Mini Wrench
Replacement? Enhancer Screw
Bulldog Sax Stand
Bulldog Sax Stand Peg Adapter
Original Oleg Ergonomic Sax Strap
Oleg Ergonomic Sax Strap-Harness Combination, Regular
Oleg Ergonomic Sax Strap-Harness Combination, Large
Limited Edition Oleg Ergonomic Sax Straps
John Sax Williams
Oleg Maestro Saxophones
The Oleg Maestro Saxophones are distinguished from any other brand by the revolutionary Optimized Acoustics technology that sets new standards in sound richness, power, presence and projection. The Oleg Maestro Tenor is a masterpiece of innovation, an instrument whose intonation is unprecedentedly even across the range of the instrument.
Oleg himself has the mixed curse and blessing of perfect pitch, and is a stickler for even intonation, and for a strong pitch definition within the core fundamentals of the note across the range of the horn. He is also focused on the efficiency of preserving the vibration of the reed and the entire horn. His horns,necks, mouthpieces and ligatures operate together as a single whole, and result in an instrument whose resonance and presence is unrivaled in its price range.
Apart from a great presence in the fundamentals of the tone, the overtone series emanates extremely well from his saxophones, making it rich and delightful to hear. Its action is smooth and easy, and its design is classic and elegant.
The consistent impression the player gets after testing the Maestro saxophones is a result of Oleg's unique procedures in manufacturing: a blend of art, technology, craftsmanship, and acoustic science. Performed exclusively by the inventor himself, every saxophone's neck and body are painstakingly matched note by note through miniscule adjustments in geometry of the neck. Key alignments guarantee precise pitch-resonance placements, producing the best tones throughout all registers.
From Sopranino to Bass, Oleg products Inc. are sure the "Maestro" line of saxophones are your best match for discovering your true sound. This technology, which has for some time benefitted the world's most accomplished saxophonists, is now at your fingertips. Be amazed at your newly found tonal beauty, power, presence, response and intonation.
Reviewed by Downbeat Magazine
Downbeat Magazine Review of Oleg Contempo Alto Sax Mouthpiece
Published in the October 2018 Downbeat Magazine by Bruce Gibson
Oleg Contempo Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Powerful, Flexible Modern Sound
In designing its Contempo line, Oleg focused on producing a metal saxophone mouthpiece that would be well suited for jazz and soloing, with a big, powerful, contemporary sound. After play-testing a Contempo mouthpiece for alto saxophone in silver finish, outfitted with a matching silver ìOlegatureî ligature, I truly can say that Oleg has achieved that goal.
Getting started with the Contempo, I decided to go with the reeds that I normally use for alto: Vandoren Java Red Box, #2Ω and #3. Right away, I felt relaxed and confident playing this setup on my vintage Selmer Mark VI alto. The Contempo showed its prowess with impressive strength when I was pushing the volume, and it screamed out altissimo-register notes not only easily, but in dramatic fashion. When seeking quieter, more subdued sounds, I reduced my airflow a bit, which brought out warm, responsive tones throughout all registers of the horn. Articulation was excellent, and the mouthpiece centered pitches well while allowing for expressive jazz inflections like bends and scoops when desired. The provided “Olegature” ligature paired so well with the mouthpiece on all reeds—including a synthetic alto reed I put on later—that I saw no reason to try other ligatures.
Having completed the get-acquainted portion of my testing, I put the Contempo mouthpiece and Olegature in my alto case and headed to a big band gig to see how well they would fare in a live performance setting—one where I would play lead alto all night and take plenty of solos. My confidence in the setup was confirmed multiple times throughout the course of the gig.
Tone quality and intonation were impressive. I could blend nicely in unisons and tastefully support the softer ensemble passages. Power was immediately available when called upon during fortissimo sections and saxophone soli passages. The Contempo projected wonderfully during solo spots—so well, in fact, that I felt completely comfortable blowing extended improvisations and playing lead-alto features without a microphone.
The Contempo alto saxophone mouthpiece is available in three tip openings: 6, 7 and 8. Both the mouthpiece and Olegature come in a choice of silver or gold finish. (The choice of finish does not affect the acoustic properties of the mouthpieces, according to Oleg). They are available for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.
The Contempo mouthpiece is flexible and powerful enough to meet the demands of all kinds of contemporary music, and should prove highly effective in straightahead jazz, smooth jazz, rock and r&b environments.
— Bruce Gibson, Downbeat Magazine
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