Got a sax today. I put it together and slapped a reed on it, then went into the bathroom to make some noise. I ran a couple of scales and then a couple of bars of "Night Train," and I heard my daughter call through the door, "Daddy, you're not horrible. You can come out of the bathroom."
I went to Sam Ash this morning and got a couple of books and some reeds. They didn't have the reeds I wanted to try, so I'll have to order some. I did get some reeds, although they were not my first choice but I'm sure they'll still work for me. Got some soaking now to break them in, but didn't do any real practice today because all my reeds are still new.
Several years ago, when I still had an old sax in the house, I played around with one of those Rovner ligatures and I liked it WAY more than the traditional metal lig, but it has become misplaced as well. Wherever it is, it's probably with the mouthpiece that I also misplaced. I also want to get another mouthpiece; I don't have a whole lot of confidence in the stock mouthpiece that came with this horn, but that may change as I use it. Anyhow, mouthpieces are like guns & ammo: you can never have too many.