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remove old shellac

while still hot, spray in pad cup just a little citrus strip paint remover and stir in cup, this dissolves the glue!! just wi…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)


I have been looking at my Yamaha YAS 475 and have been thinking of what I could do to make it "just mine". I was thinking abo…

11 years ago
by kelsey (894 posts)

obtaining replacement parts

Anyone know of another site for sax pads, tools parts, etc? I find's cut-rate web site very hard to use and pr…

11 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Have you guys done this before?

I've recently purchase a vintage Conn Chu-Berry & got a huge & dark barking sound that more than I expect . But I've found a…

11 years ago
by wenhene (12 posts)

Thats Odd....

Something is wrong with my sax... I can't hit the low notes (C-Bb) as smooth as I used to... if I do try to play them, a funn…

11 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Making a Leak Light?

Can anyone tell me how to make my own leak light? Cheers,

11 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

Big B Bari intonation

I've got a Big B Bari from 1955 that has certainly paid her dues, but has this sound that I've totally fallen in love with. T…

11 years ago
by Kounstantinou (6 posts)

Resonators: Plastic vs. Metal

What are your opinions on plastic vs. metal, and which brands do you prefer?

11 years ago
by kelsey (894 posts)

Clamps.....Do they work?

Anybody with an opinion welcome; do clamps really work or do they just shorten your pads life?

11 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Looking for Good Sax setup in S. Florida (Near Boca Raton)

Just bought a Bueshler C Soprano Stencil, and was wondering if anyone wanted to do a pro job on a setup (dissasemble, repad p…

11 years ago
by Zemper (7 posts)

repair schools

I'm wondering what schools people go to in order to learn how to repair instruments. I'm looking into the carrier as a side j…

11 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

Help... i'm not sure what's wrong with my sax

I've had this Yamaha intermediate YTS475 for about two months, and at first worked great, but I have to force out the notes m…

11 years ago
by Kyu (5 posts)

Alto sax minor repairs- G key

The G key on my alto, a brand new Yamaha Custom EX, is sticking up a tad too much. How should I go about fixing it?

11 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)

Alto G Key Pearl

On my Alto the G Key pearl(fake) inset is lost and I am looking for someone where I can get a replacement. Any help would be…

11 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)

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…

11 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)


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.…

11 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…

11 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?

11 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…

11 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…

11 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…

11 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.…

11 years ago
by definition (963 posts)


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…

11 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)…

11 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…

11 years ago
by saxtech (12 posts)
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