When Billy appears as a soloist, whether with a high school, college or professional band, or when he conducts clinics or master classes, one of the most asked questions concerns the type of equipment he uses. Here is a list of the horns, reeds, mouthpieces and various other pieces of equipment used by Billy.

 

Instruments:


  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone
  • Keilwerth SX90 Black Nickel Soprano Saxophone
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone

  • Buffet - DG Model Bb and A Clarinets

Billy uses pearl flutes

  • Pearl Piccolo – Grenaditte Body, Model - PFP-105E
  • Pearl Maesta Flute – Pristine Silver, Model - 9701 RBE
  • Pearl Alto Flute, Model – PFA-206S
  • Jupiter Bass Flute

 

 

 

Mouthpieces (Vandoren)

  • V 16 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece – T77
  • V 16 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece – A7 (S)
  • 5 RV Lyre Clarinet Mouthpiece
  • Optimum Ligatures for all mouthpieces

Reeds and Accessories (Vandoren)

  • V12 Clarinet Reeds - #4
  • Traditional (Blue Box) Soprano Reeds - #4
  • ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds - #3.5
  • ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds - #3
  • RR 200 Glass Reed Resurfacer


Microphones

  • Clarinet - AMT WS
  • Saxophone - AMT Roam 1 Elite