Meridian Winds is the inventor and distributor of the Ergonomic Heavy Mass Saxophone Neck Screw. These screws are a hand-crafted, ergonomic alternative to the flat sided screws that have been the status quo on saxophones for over 100 years. The heavier mass of a Meridian Winds neck screw may also provide tonal character & color for some discerning artists.
We developed these screws with ergonomics in mind. If you play saxophone, you know how much energy has been expended through the years in twisting your wrist to tighten your neck screw. The MW Neck Screw eliminates twisting the wrist, and requires only that you roll it between your thumb and index finger. In addition, some advanced players attest that the screws have influence on their tone.
We have screws to fit all models of saxophones. Selmer saxophone owners have the option to purchase a set: one with long threads for the actual neck tightening and one with short threads to act as a lyre-side balancer when additional mass is desired. They come in gold-plated, silver-plated, lacquered brass and raw brass finishes. You also have the option to purchase screws with pearl or gemstone inlays.
Now Available: Yamaha-Style Ergonomic Heavy Mass Neck Screws!
Meridian Winds is now using authentic Yamaha parts and adding stainless steel threads to make Yamaha-Style Ergonomic Heavy Mass Saxophone Neck Screws to fit many popular models of saxophones including Selmer, Keilwerth, Eastman, Yanagisawa, Conn, Chateau, and more. Please refer to the following list for which thread sizes fit which instruments.
Yamaha (M4x.7) screws will fit
Selmer (M4x.75) screws will fit
American (8/32) screws will fit
Cannonball (5/32-32) screws will fit
*If you need a set for a Cannonball saxophone, please order a Selmer set and BE SURE TO SPECIFY on the order notes during checkout that they are for a Cannonball saxophone*