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Microtuner Set Screw

Hi, My Conn 6m Microtuner set screw isn't set. What kind of tool is used to adjust it--it looks square (and is, of course, q…

10 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Cleaning the Saxaphone

I own a CONN Tenor sax. I have some scratches on him and i want to make him shiny because I have a concert next week. So wich…

10 years ago
by JimF (9 posts)

Loose Neck

Hi. What is the process by which a saxophone neck joint can be made less loose? Several of the saxophones in the High Schoo…

10 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Is Conn Tenor 1926 worth more painted -original paint?

I have a 1926 Conn Tenor sax - New Wonder Series it was painted gold from the factory-would it devalue it badly if we stripp…

10 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

mk VI with cracked bell

Hi, I recently went to play a 1963 mark VI tenor. The horn was beatiful and played great. There was one problem though. It h…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Bent on the Bell Near the symbol

Hello Today My Mpc Fall On the Bell And it is do a Bent near the SYmbol on the bell is not my sax but is the place of the b…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Clarinet Re-Pad Advice

I'm about to re-pad a Buescher Aristocrat Bb soprano clarinet SN 75399. I want to put gore-tex pads on it with cork pads on t…

10 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

Looking for a King Zephyr Alto Low C sheet metal keygaurd

I'm looking for the low C key gaurd on a King Zephyr Alto, the sheet metal style. Anybody got any project zephyrs or anythin…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

relaquer selmer Reference alto sax

Hi, My Selmer Reference alto sax has brown spots, i have the option to relaquer or get a new one. My current sax is a great…

10 years ago
by funkysaxophone (5 posts)

My alto plays a whole tone too high

I recently bought a used Yamaha YAS-23 alto sax. It sounded fine in the store, but when I got it home I realized that it play…

10 years ago
by franciante (6 posts)

Old saxophone tuning help

hey guys i just got on evette & schaefer saxophone, its very old(around 1910 or 1915) the problem is that it might be on the…

10 years ago
by franciante (6 posts)

Instructions for replacing neck cork

Hi, I'm going try for the first time to replace my own neck cork on an alto Conn 6M. I generally keep it on a stand and hav…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

loose neck?

hey everyone I'm in the school band and I play the tenor saxophone and other students have played it before me....but when I…

10 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

recommanded pads for old king super20 alto sax (silver neck and bell)

I need to know what pads really work on a kingsuper20 alto saxophone (silver bell and neck) were the original those plastic b…

10 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Call me crazy....

Ok so like for the past month I've noticed this annoying problem and I think I'm losing my mind or something...Whenever I'm p…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

New victim.

Just picked up a YTS-21 from a nice guy over at SOTW. he determined it needed an overhaul, his repair person didn't want it s…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Ugh, Clarinets!

Apparently, clarinets are supposed to be easier than saxophones to repad, etc in general: No stacks to worry about, pads easi…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

?$$? Dent Removal ?$$?

HI, I was just curious as to how expensive it would be to have a few small dents removed from the body of a horn in general.…

10 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Flat Alto

I have a alto sax it is a selmer and it is realy flat i have taken it to the local repair shop and they did not find any thin…

10 years ago
by saxoman_HHS (3 posts)

important question about soprano repading..

Hey guys i finally found a site which is full of experiances sax player so i am in desperate need of your help... well i have…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

"C" Melody Sax

I would like to find a neck and mouthpiece for an unusual C instrument. No dents or damage to the horn at all, case is in gre…

10 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

yamaha alto sax problems

hi i was just wondering if someone could help me with an alto saxophone problem. i'm in advanced band at my middle school, bu…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Really sharp soprano

I have a intermediate selmer soprano and it was made very sharp, 1 and 1/2 steps to sharp in fact. Any ideas on how to fix it…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Minimum overhaul/restoration tool kit?

I've got this horribly neglected 1921 Conn C Melody (with straight micro-tuner neck) and the Ferree's catalog, and I'm trying…

10 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Bari Sax question

i was recently given a school baritone sax because i'm going to be playing it in wind ensemble next year. so anyway...it's a…

10 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)
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