Biss B flat or Side B flat? (Saxophone)

by Holly
(Saginaw)

Which would you prefer? I flip back and fourth between the two and want to know what other people use? What do you think is easier during pieces that you're playing?

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Dec 09, 2014
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Why not both?
by: Zel - ModernBariSax.com

On my bass I don't have bis key so for technical passages the only options I have is 1 & 1 or side Bb. The choice is determined by what note precedes or follows the Bb. Also, my vintage Conn side Bb had a much more even tone than Bis or 1 & 1 Bb. So if I were playing a solo ballad or a line with a prominent Bb I would use the side Bb on that horn.

Dec 16, 2015
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Either Works
by: Anonymous

I use the side b flat more frequently but you should use whatever is more comfortable based on what song you or playing or the previous note.

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