I'd forgotten just how *heavy* an instrument it is. My neck and shoulders ache like nobody's business after half an hour. That saxophone used to have a spike to rest on while you played, like my bass clarinet did - that has gone AWOL, and the internet doesn't seem to know about saxophone spikes. Stands, yes. Slings, yes (I've already got two). Spikes, no. It's particularly annoying as it's still got the sort of bracket thing on it to take the spike.
Anyone out there know of a good source of saxophone spikes....? (OK, I know it's a slim hope!)