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Since taking up the saxophone in 1961, I can honestly say that I've been somewhat obsessed!  I started taking money for playing (at age 14) in 1964, and have appeared with many internationally recognized acts as a sideman, including Dr. John; Solomon Burke; Marcia Ball; Chubby Checker, Joey Dee, Edwin McCain, The Commodores; The Temptations, The Four Tops,  Martha and the Vandellas, Ernie K-Doe, Jesse Hill, Eddie Money; Vince Vance, and many, many others. I've been doing saxophone repair and selling vintage horns since 1974. I am a member of Local 174 of the American Federation of Musicians,  North American Saxophone Alliance, NAPBIRT, and NAMM. I maintain a studio of about 20 students. I'm a very active  free - lance performer, and am the leader of "Steve Goodson and the Low Budget Horns" (tenor, bari, trumpet, trombone) a rent-a-horn- section available for recording and live work. I also lead “Plaunche  Baptiste (one of my several registered stage names) and His Creole Backsliders”, a traditional New Orleans marching band. I am Sr. Vice President, Chief Designer, Director of Artist Relations, and Sales Manager for Unison Saxophones. I am an Endorsing Artist for Unison Saxophones, Phat Reeds, Masterpiece Necks, Runyon Mouthpieces, and MusicMedic repair supplies.

Steve’s set up to:

SOPRANO

Unison curved (keywork to high G), goatskin pads, Noyek Resonators, Runyon mouthpiece.

ALTO

UNISON “STEVE GOODSON MODEL” gold plated, solid silver Masterpiece neck, Saxgourmet kangaroo leather pads, gold plated Noyek resonators, Jody Jazz ESP mouthpiece

                                        Or

SELMER MK VI LOW A, MusicMedic ‘Roo pads, gold plated Noyek resonators, prototype Masterpiece copper neck, Jody Jazz ESP mouthpiece or pre-WWII Selmer metal round chamber C*

                                         Or

CONN MODEL 28  Prestini Premium pads, smooth metal dome resonators, Original Runyon-Made "Conn Comet" mouthpiece (a gift from Santy Runyon).

TENOR

UNISON “STEVE GOODSON MODEL” gold plated, solid silver Masterpiece neck, Saxgourmet pads, gold plated Noyek resonators

                                                                      Or

SELMER MK VI (104k)  silver plated, lots of keywork modifications; MusicMedic ‘Roo pads with Noyek resonators.  Runyon Quantum #12 mouthpiece (with secondary "spoiler" reed) and Varilig ligature or Jody Jazz ESP custom mouthopiece (it’s purple!). Masterpiece prototype copper neck .

OR

G. LEBLANC  "RATIONALE" model. Prestini Premium pads with Noyek Resonators. Runyon Quantum #12 mouthpiece (with secondary "spoiler" reed), or Runyon SR #12.

OR

CONN 30M "Conqueror" with "Buck Rogers" style neck. Prestini pads, Runyon Quantum #12 mouthpiece (with secondary "spoiler" reed), Noyek resonators.

 

BARITONE

THE MARTIN  (lacquered pearlescent  purple) Goatskin pads with Noyek resonators. Runyon Quantum #11 (with secondary "spoiler" reed) mouthpiece.

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