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Plugging a tone hole.

A bari at my local community college has a warped tone hole on the high E (palm key) that is preventing the horn from really…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

In need of sax tune-up in so cal area

Can anyone point me to an excellent sax repair place that can do a great tune-up job on my 14 year old Yamaha yts-52? thanks…

10 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Quality Repair Tech in Phoenix

Hi there! I've purchased a Conn 20M and would like to have it gone through by a tech. I'm new to the sax and it seems to play…

10 years ago
by closelabs (10 posts)

American University Saxophone Symposium This Saturday, March 26!

American University will be hosting a Saxophone Symposium at AU's Greenberg Theatre on Saturday, March 26. The all-day event…

10 years ago
by nhgetz (8 posts)

Mark VI Alto Needs Adjusting

I have a Selmer Mark VI alto (made in France, serial no. 193xxx) that my parents bought for me brand new in 1972. I always tr…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

replacing missing keys

Hi everybody, first time poster here, but I've been a "lurker" for a couple of monthes. I have a problem with one of my saxop…

10 years ago
by bonzokat (3 posts)

Pads

Where can I go to read up and learn a bit about pads, the differences there are, the purpose of resonators, the impact of the…

10 years ago
by someguy (80 posts)

armstrong 3040 tenor sax #8xx8

is this a stencil sax? if so who made it? it tunes one note low. i think the neck is not origional i seated new pads and ligh…

10 years ago
by grumpy (1 post)

Biggest P.O.S. contest

Ay, I'm getting kinda sick of how horrible my school's instruments are. I really want to get my own but my parents are like…

10 years ago
by jaggtagg7 (40 posts)

Newest POS project......how fun!

Well, it's been months since doing my first repad on a junked-out YAS-23. nephew has that horn now, and though it still proba…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Sticky pad on new Sax

I just got a new Selmer AS300 from a web site about two weeks ago. One pad wants to stick a little, is there a remedy for th…

10 years ago
by someguy (80 posts)

Changing Needle Springs

Does anyone know how to remove and replace the needle spring on a Conn Shooting Star Alto. Should the springs be pulled off o…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Custom Sax Setup

Hey tenor madness...I want to send my sax for the custom sax setup but was curious to know if you wouldnt mind fixing 2 minor…

10 years ago
by Rben20 (35 posts)

Repair books?

Any decent Sax repair books that you can recomend? Not that I want to start a Sax repair buisness, its nice to know the inner…

10 years ago
by frasermanx (9 posts)

Armstrong Heritage/Keilwerth Stencil alto Tuning Problem

I have a alto Armstrong Heritage saxophone that has a tuning problem. Once I have gotten my lower octave G in tune and then s…

10 years ago
by Jake (1 post)

How do I clean my sax?

I've swabbed out my saxophone but it still looks pretty grimy (I got it used). Is there anything I can do without a special c…

10 years ago
by RockyRaccoon (2 posts)

How do I clean my sax?

I've swabbed out my saxophone but it still looks pretty grimy (I got it used). Is there anything I can do without a special c…

10 years ago
by RockyRaccoon (2 posts)

cleaning my sax.

hi everybody what's up? i have 2 saxophones, alto and tenor. how can i clean them from the outside and the inside? tnx.

10 years ago
by yiftach (11 posts)

Sticking pads

I have an '57 Martin Alto which needs re-padding. I'm waiting for some pads to arrive in the mail from The States. but in the…

10 years ago
by alfieraison (2 posts)

Mouth Piece Cleaning

I have a Jupiter Alto Sax with a Royal mouth piece that was stored away for some time. On pulling it out the other day I noti…

10 years ago
by warden (2 posts)

frozen valve on trumpet.

hey i know this is a sax repair discussion but i came across an ok trumpet which is fine except that the first valve is froze…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

i need some quick help on disassembling and assembling an alto sax

is there any specific order the dissasembling should go in? do i need to do anything before dissassembling it? do you guys ha…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Metal Mouthpiece Toothgard replacement

I have a Vintage Lawton metal Baritone mpc and the toothgard is worn down quite a bit, how can i replace it

10 years ago
by gatlin88 (13 posts)

Broken Biz key on a Selmer MIV Tenor...

Hiya everybody. I purchased a MVI Tenor in 1995. I got it for a great price, and it's a sweet horn. BUT (and that's a big but…

10 years ago
by Janabyrdd (8 posts)

Stuffy D2 on Jupitor Tenor

My Jupitor plays well from top to bottom except for the D2. With both stacks closed and depressing the octave key, it sounds…

10 years ago
by senior (23 posts)
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