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cork and felt glue used for instrument setup

Until recently, I used micro cork and pad glue, a shillac glue, on almost all of my saxophone refurbishing. The maker of t…

2 weeks ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Soprano saxophone D is out of tune

pretty much what the title says! The third octave D on my soprano sax sounds completely out of tune but all the notes abov…

3 weeks ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

Sax Repair Located in Nassau County NY

Hi all. Do any of you have any recommendations for a great - pro-level sax repairman working out of Nassau County, NY. Tha…

1 month ago
by rwg1000000

1924 Buescher Alto

I'm looking for the neck screw for mine. I got it back recently from overhaul and cleanup. Looks, plays and sounds great!…

1 month ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

White Selmer Super Action 80 II

I have a SA 80 II I would like to relacquored White and Gold. I want the outside body white and the inside and keys g…

2 months ago
by DrRod78

A to D octave issue

I play a great 5 digit Mark 6 alto in a number of bands. I am a seasoned player with decades of performing. I also play al…

2 months ago
by blrsax

Saxophone Cleaning

Hello,

My tenor gets swabbed and wiped down every time I finish a session.  And from time to time (not as oft…

3 months ago
by tempomaster (34 posts)

Something wrong with my sax or something I am doing??

Hi,

I play alto sax, and about half a year ago it started being weird. I would go to play it and no sound would…

4 months ago
by That_Alto_Girl

FRIFFLING

My Friffling Skills seem out of wack.

My input is greater than my output.

But, experience is priceless.

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

New to me 1924 Buescher Alto

So I just picked up a 1924 Buescher Alto Sax. It needs a full overhaul. I have no idea on what a reasonable price should b…

5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

Tenor Sax problem

I am missing a little rubber thing on the left part of whatever that is, and I would like to know what it is so I can know…

5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

Octave Key

Quick question... what type of solder do I need to use to solder an octave key back on the neck?

Thank you

6 months ago
by mattmontalto (3 posts)

Selmer Series III Alto High E/F/F# Teardrop Key question

I have a Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series III Alto.  I have recently noticed that the Hie E,F,F# Left hand key (Te…

6 months ago
by adrian3a

Hot glue or shellac

I'm studying woodwind repair fulltime. I prefer shellac when repairing saxophones. I find it easier to work with, it last lon…

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

Tenor Madness, Inc. Repair Technician Reach Out...

Hi Everybody,

My name is Thomas Helmer and I've been working with Randy going on 10 years this summer! I've learne…

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (98 posts)

90 year old horn with factory error. Final Inspection Breakdown

I am working on an 100XXX Conn C Melody with all original factory white pads.

A clean prestine horn that had one o…

8 months ago
by GFC (587 posts)

Saxophone repairs and Overhauls...

I am now a sax repair tech and I repair and overhaul all tyoes of saxophones.
Please visit my website: www.saxmanrepa…

8 months ago
by Jazzymel

Repair

can you guys help me fix my Euphonium it has a decently sizez dent on the top of the bell and i need a rough qoute and als…

10 months ago
by track2cc.net (0 posts)

a perfect leak light is just a visit to Autozone away

Autozone now has a nice extremely bright strip of LED lightingthat has a sticky backing. I attached a strip of this to a s…

11 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Buescher True Tone Low Pitch 1927 Alto Saxophone

I have an 88 yr old buescher true tone low pitch alto saxophone, made in 1927. It is currently in for repair and I am a bi…

11 months ago
by buescher.1927 (4 posts)

Couesnon Bari key guard

I need a single sunray keyguard low B, Bb, or C(all seem to be the same size) for a Couesnon bari sax. Anyone know where I ca…

1 year ago
by PRM (1 post)

Sax tone has changed since overhaul

Hi there!

I am based in South Africa and we really…

1 year ago
by kelsey (912 posts)

pad sticking

Greetings, can anyone give me some tips on how to stop a pad from sticking? My g sharp sticks sometimes and now i find that t…

2 years ago
by TurnerSax (1 post)

Silver plating in a can

Hi all
There is a method of silver plating that is created on the metal, ie a bare brass sax, by polishing. I am sure…

2 years ago
by madmajor (12 posts)

Soprano can't play lower than an A (both octaves)

So I went to play my soprano which I don't always do, so I took it out, and realized that something was REALLY wrong when…

2 years ago
by madmajor (12 posts)
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