The alto sax or saxophone is part of the woodwind section and a member of the saxophone family. There are eight members of the saxophone family: the sopranino, the soprano, the alto, the tenor, the baritone, the bass, the contrabass and the subcontrabass. Alto saxophonists wishing to have easy access to their instrument can construct a sturdy and professional-looking stand using PVC piping, PVC joints and black felt.
Things You'll Need:
- 9 Feet Of 3/4-Inch Pvc Piping
- 5 Pvc Caps
- 1 Pvc Tee
- 2 90-Degree Pvc Elbows
- 1 4-Way Side Outlet Pvc Tee
- Black Felt
- Plumber'S Glue
Cut a 4-foot piece of 3/4-inch PVC piping with a hacksaw, set it aside. Then cut three 1-foot pieces of PVC piping.
Insert the three 1-foot pipes to a 4-way side outlet PVC tee to create a three-pronged "foot." Glue them into place using plumber's glue. Allow the glue to adhere and fix.
Insert and glue the 4-foot piece into the top of the 4-way side outlet PVC tee and then cap the opposing end with a PVC tee. Let the glue dry.
Cut two 5-inch and two 7-inch pieces of PVC. Insert and glue the 5-inch pieces into the PVC tee. Place one PVC 90-degree elbow on either side. Then insert the two 7-inch pieces into the open ends of the 90-degree tees; glue them to affix them in place.
Place PVC caps on the open ends of the PVC pipes located on the three-pronged foot and two protruding forks at the top of the stand.
Cover the PVC stand in felt and glue the black felt into place.
- "Alto Saxophone Basics"; Chris Stieve-Dawe; 2008
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