The inexpensive old trusty, Rico orange box
First year – size 2.0
Second year – size 2.5
The premium option, Vandoren blue box
Alto : https://amzn.to/3EsaP8W
First year – size 1.5
Second year – size 2.0
Cleaning & Care
I prefer these pull-through swabs by Hodge, they are very absorbent, dry quickly, and even fit through the neck and mouthpiece!
Alto*/tenor : https://amzn.to/3CHxWLx
*I linked the “tenor sax” swab because it works well for alto! In fact, it works better than the alto version because the alto weight feels too light.
There are also these “christmas tree” pad savers and honestly, I don’t recommend them.
For the saxophone neck
The inexpensive old trusty, Rico string neck strap with a spring loaded hook.
Alto : https://amzn.to/3ejyCx1
The inexpensive old trusty, the Yamaha 4C
Alto : https://amzn.to/3rH4MG6
The standard classical mouthpiece, Selmer S80 C*
Great for concert band
Alto : https://amzn.to/3CGAUja
The standard jazz mouthpiece, the Meyer 5m
Alto : https://amzn.to/3T5bOjv
The old trusty, 2 screw metal ligature
Alto : https://amzn.to/3fVKFBq
For a slight darker sound, the Rovner dark ligature.
Also, it’s a little bit easier to adjust!
Alto : https://amzn.to/3emZlZA