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I don't want to relacquer, but it's rusting. Any other options?


I've got a Selmer Super Action 80, Series I, that I inherited from my dad and I've been playing for…

2 weeks ago
by Astaril (3 posts)

I think she's going back....

Well, the great deal I got on my 20 yo Bundy II tenor may not have been that great.  After practicing for a few days…

1 month ago
by direw0lf (8 posts)

How to begin an overhaul project as a newbie

Hi all,

I have a Yamaha YTS-62 that's been sitting in the closet for about ten years.  I was a decent player…

2 months ago
by birdlover (42 posts)

YAS 62 Neck Replacement

I have my Yamaha YAS 62 neck seriously bended as attached photo. Is it possible to be repaired? 

For repla…

3 months ago
by GFC (420 posts)

New pad choice for c melody sax

I have a Buescher c melody (Wurlitzer stamp) that was in my mother's attic since the late 20's.  I am looking to rest…

3 months ago
by buie123 (2 posts)

Oxidisation repair

Hi all,

So after about 16 years of wanting to play the sax I decided to take the plunge and buy one. I didn't w…

3 months ago
by GFC (420 posts)

Warbled sound on Alto Sax

Trying to figure out what is causing a warbled sound on some of the mid to low notes on my alto sax.  The high regist…

3 months ago
by GFC (420 posts)

Really spitty sound that won't go away

I play the alto sax since the 5th grade and I just started having this problem. My sax always sounds spitty! I have read a…

3 months ago
by GFC (420 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…

3 months ago
by GFC (420 posts)

alto is playing up an octave

Hi! so ive been playing the alto saxophone for about three and a half years(im only in 8th grade), and when ever i tr…

5 months ago
by saxgourmet (116 posts)

Jean Baptist Alto Won't Play 3 lowest Notes

Hello, I am now retired as a school music teacher and out of necessity I have aquired quite a bit of repair, repad and reb…

5 months ago
by old music teacher (3 posts)

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…

6 months ago
by cycles (42 posts)

just saying hi

hi everyone 

ive been playing alto-tenor for about 16years keen to try baritone 
and im learning…

6 months ago
by ibblowin

Lots of Questions

Dear Sax Quest Forum,

My name is Trevor!   I recently had my Cannonball "Raven" Big Bel…

10 months ago
by TrevorDM

Elkhart sax repair

I was on the "Net a while back and came across an outfit - I believe - in Indiana (Elkhart?) - they charge, if I remember…

11 months ago
by kelsey (834 posts)

Anyone experience with repairs in Eastern Europe?

Hello, my first post, my family originates from Bohemia, around Cheb, and I'm planning to go there for a holiday. It seeme…

12 months ago
by dulwer

Sky Sax

I have recenty bought a SKY Saxaphone Alto, which was suppose to be in excellent condition, but it is not. i just wanted som…

1 year ago
by kelsey (834 posts)

Yamaha G1 necks do not fit the old 62 model tenors

Just in case anyone else has encountered this issue. I recently purchased a silver G1 neck for my 62 tenor. The octave mechan…

1 year ago
by savio (8 posts)

Mouthpiece cleaning

I have been very miticulous about keeping my horns and mouthpieces clean and dry after each session.  I have an elabo…

1 year ago
by birdlover (42 posts)

San Jose, Santa Cruz Ca repair shop.

Any suggestions for a repair shop in the San Jose, Santa Cruz Ca area? I have a tenor MK VI that is bleeding. I was told i ne…

1 year ago
by tempomaster (31 posts)

Middle E Rattling (P Mauriat 66R)

Title. It only seems to happen while playing at about a forte and above, but the fact that it is happening at all is disco…

1 year ago
by Zaxman (16 posts)

A few thoughts on dealing with repair shops.

Every so often there's a post about some horror story dealing with a repair shop.  Some shops truly suck (I've experi…

1 year ago
by GFC (420 posts)

Where to find a Good Sax Repair in Toronto? Not LNGMcWADE

Long and McQuade rubs me the wrong way.  I never want to step foot in there store ever again.  Where in Toronto…

2 years ago
by GFC (420 posts)

Is this rust on my Sax??

Hello everyone,

This is my first post and I wanted to know what the brown spots are on my saxophone...

2 years ago
by saxgourmet (116 posts)

Conn new wonder rod screws thread size?

Can anyone tell me the rod screw thread size  for a Conn new wonder 2 saxophone please.

2 years ago
by griff136
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