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Sticky G# key

Yesterday I rented a Keilsworth Soprano sax, and i'm attempting to relearn after a 12 year hiatus. I'm finding that the G# ke…

9 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)

pearls

i have a yts-52 and i lost the f key pearl (right hand first finger) and the b flat bis-key. I believe they are real pearls.…

9 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Plastic mouthpiece problems

At home, i use a great yamaha yts-52 but I have to rent a school sax because i bike to school and obviously cant carry it. At…

9 years ago
by saxskillzyamaha (52 posts)

Cork torn on neck of 1920's Conn Tenor

Is this repairable or should I be looking for a replacement?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Need Advice Quick!!!

First, I would like to know your thoughts on a standard overhaul. I'm talkin' new pads, springs, corks, bumpers, dent work, p…

9 years ago
by saxophonik (73 posts)

Brass protection

For an old unlacquered brass horn - once it is polished, how do I keep it from tarnishing again? Don't want to lacquer it, do…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Frustrated with sax and have no money for repairs

I have a 13-year old Yamaha YAS-23 that I received from my parents when I first started learning the sax. I have never had it…

9 years ago
by themanwhoiscool (3 posts)

Building A Key

I purchased an Orsi (Italy) tenor sax with the entire high E key nissing. That includes the top pivit post and all rods etc.…

9 years ago
by definition (963 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…

9 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

no neck

I just ordered a vintage Conn 12M from Woodwind Brasswind, and it arrived in the mail - inside the beat-up box and (original)…

9 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Funny noises

Let me begin by stating that I am a beginner. I have been taking lessons for just under a year and practice religously. Let m…

9 years ago
by saxtech (12 posts)

Martin Sax

I posted this in vintage but didn't get anything yet. I got a Martin Alto (1936 serial # 104650) yesterday and found two thi…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Super Action 80 II Alto and its lower octave key, HELP

I have a super action 80 II selmer and in my last college lessons my instructor said, "your lower octave pip tone whole is to…

9 years ago
by sirmarkus2 (11 posts)

Buescherbig"B" alto restoration

Hi guys, I'm new to forum.I'm a drummer who loves saxophones and am now a novice player. I shop on E-bay and am trying to fin…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

martin baris

the octave key on my 1950's bari wont work. When you press the key, it always stays shut. sorry i dont know the model number,…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Conn reso's --- Why?

I've been contemplating using reso's on some vintage Conn horns I own. All other vintage Conn's I've done,rolled tone holes a…

9 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

The fun of soldered toneholes

I now have an Truetone bari with soldered toneholes. I'll just say how surprised I was at how well this thing played with som…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Recommendation - UK repairer

Can I recommend the services of John Clark of the Woodwind Workshop, Manchester, to any UK readers of Saxquest ? He just did…

9 years ago
by DaveUK (1 post)

What do we have to know ?

What are the basic repairing abilities that every sax player should know to take care of his/her horn?

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Neck plaster...?

Today was my first day as a tech apprentice at my semi-local music shop. One of the first people to come in brought in a bass…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Baby powder?

there's this guy i know who uses baby powder for sticky keys. is this okay for any type of horn? would it hurt my selmer ref…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Conn28M Plastic Guard

I've been reading some of the sax repair posts, and thought I would add some information about a guard I just made. These pic…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Beuscher TT Curved Soprano 1925 need screws

Replacement screws for side right B flat Pivot post...Where to get these?

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

SOPRANO SAX HEEEEELLP!!!!!!

Hey guy's! I'm a year and a half experienced tenor player, obviosly just experiencing the wonderful world of music and my fam…

9 years ago
by Saxdragon (22 posts)

Martin Saxophone (Low Pitch)

My husband's father has a Martin Saxophone that needs restoration. Does anyone know of someone in Virginia (Hampton Roads are…

10 years ago
by DShindle (1 post)
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