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Removing paint from a horn...

I know it's hard to believe. Tomorrow morning I pick up a 51 Buescher Aristorcrat Series II 140 alto I won up on eBay for abo…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Repadding Conn Director "Shooting star" with Reso-pads

I need to know if anyone recommends replacing the pads on a early Conn Director (c.1955) aka "Shooting Start" with Reso-pads?…

8 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

To fix an bell brace without a screw

Hi again, As I may have mentioned, that YTS-21 I have doesn't have a bell brace screw and it doesn't look like I'll be able…

8 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

1921 Conn Alto needs complete overhaul...

Last night I learned that a friend has had her grandfather's Conn alto laying about in disrepair for quite a while. She had l…

8 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Super-Flat Soprano Sax

Hello everyone, I bought a $500 Selmer student soprano sax. It actually produces a nice full sound but almost all the notes…

8 years ago
by goofy_boots (5 posts)

repad questions

I'm contemplating a 'Leblanc Vito Alto, circa 1975' being sold locally by its 2nd owner (who got it when it was a few years o…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Whining Problems with my Upper D key

Hey all, I'm new and I was hoping to get some help. I got back into playing horns and have a Martin Low Pitch alto. But ever…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Dumb Questions

I have recently become interested in playing again after a 20 year break. 20 years ago, I inherited a 1946 balanced action al…

8 years ago
by MarcM (7 posts)

Non-leather pads

Can anyone help me to find good quality pads that aren't made from animal skin? The synthetic micro-fibre pads from Music Cen…

8 years ago
by Terry (1 post)

Reedology?

This was a podcast I read earlier, and since I dont' know how else to describe it, that's the title so, I want to know: how…

8 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)

Different pad cup size for the same model ?

Hi everybody ! I've ordered and received a new Conn 6m pad set from MusicMedic : What a bad surprise : no one has the good si…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

relaquer?

i have a yamaha yts-52 with a lot a wear on the laqcuer about 70% original. Would relaqcuering be a good idea and what would…

8 years ago
by kelsey (802 posts)

hot glue vs. shellac

is there an advantage to using stick shellac over hot glue?? can it ever affect the tone? is one harder or eaiser to use?

8 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)

Reducing spring tension

Is there an 'easy' (and safe) way to reduce needle spring tension a little bit? The left spatula keys on my daughter's YAS-2…

8 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Noyek resonators...?

I've heard a lot of dirt about these suckers, so I'm kind of debating using them to restore my silver chu-berry. I used the…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Dirty sax?

My newer tenor has pad leaks and it'll take me time to take it to get it looked at. Anyway, in the meantime, I'm using a scho…

8 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Cracked neck

Anybody have any advice for a cracked neck? It's on my MarkVI, #98,xxx, so it definitely sucks. Should I try to patch it, or…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Glueing on cork.

What kind of gule do I need to use to gule on a piece of cork to my sax. Will super gule be ok or do i need to use something…

8 years ago
by jwigg_07 (2 posts)

looking for conn 6m pivot screws and locking pivot screws

hello everybody, everything is in the topic . Can anybody help me to find, buy or order them ? I need them to overhaul my hor…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

OH CRAP!

Okay, since I have been playing tenor sax in January, the school's, a Bundy, that I was using had a persistent problem. Whene…

8 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

res o pad vs selmer pad on a 6m/10m

Hi ! my repairman used to put selmer pads (with metal resonator) on my 6m/10m ; I don't complain about it ; but I've readen s…

8 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Woe is me!

I admit it.... I purchased a cheap soprano and now I have issues. Basically the overall intonation of the horn is way off.…

8 years ago
by jwfrie2 (3 posts)

Martin C-Melody Pad Replacement

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me, I only have one question. I am performing a restoration on a vintage Mart…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

C2, D2 key issues

Hi, I just bought a Buffet S1 alto and gave it a complete overhaul. I absolutely adore the instrument, except for two flaws:…

8 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

detarnish old silver

try this after dissassembling the horn; boil enough water to emerse the horn, add 1 cup of baking soda dissolve per gallon, p…

8 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)
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