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Elkhart Restoration

We are looking to restore an Elkhart sax that my husband inherrited. We'd love to have it looking in top notch for display…

2 years ago
by holleyd72 (6 posts)

High B, Bb are very flat

I've got a serious intonation problem with my high B and Bb (I primarily use front Bb): They're both about 20-30 cents fla…

2 years ago
by Sinisterniik (2 posts)

sticking

Hey Y'All........I have heard all the tales about sticking pads and Talc, dollar bills, etc........I've got an E.M Winston So…

2 years ago
by Vernon (4 posts)

Replacement Alto Sax neck

I have a yamaha YA23 alto sax but unfortunately the neck is missing can anyone give me any tips as to finding a replacemen…

2 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

My saxophone Eb key is stuck with my low C key, any help?

I play a tenor saxophone, and the Eb key is stuck with the C key. They go on top of one another and won't work now. I just…

2 years ago
by jxian24 (2 posts)

Airy/quiet sound

  I've tried to blow harder, use a different reed, adjust my mouthpiece, and adjust my reed on my mouthpiece. I've be…

2 years ago
by Zaxman (14 posts)

Buescher Aristocrat by Selmer '63 repairable?

As a musician feeling comfortable playing bass and guitar in college I now wish to pick up playing Alto an instrument I've…

2 years ago
by NathanR (3 posts)

Refinish Sax

I am aware that relacquering a Mark Vl brings down about a $1000.00 off the selling price...Is this because of c…

2 years ago
by kelsey (806 posts)

Alto D octave issue

Hello,

 

     Ive had an issue with my Eb alto for years, (School band for 5 years) Th…

3 years ago
by mculbertson (1 post)

Hot glue or shellac

I'm studying woodwind repair fulltime. I prefer shellac when repairing saxophones. I find it easier to work with, it last lon…

3 years ago
by gloss1 (27 posts)

Problems with High G and Lower Register Notes

Hi. I have been playing Alto Sax for 5 years on this horn, and now I have developed a problem.

When I play a high…

3 years ago
by ewh1995 (2 posts)

GEORGE SARKIS - "THE DOCTOR OF HORNS"

During a recent internet search for saxophone related information I found this forum. Although not related in the current sen…

3 years ago
by DannyLuciano (1 post)

Mouthpiece Cleaning

I really try to keep my mouthpiece away from any cleaning products of any kind and just stick to cold water since it's hard r…

3 years ago
by tomdroe@gmail.com (7 posts)

NEVER THROW AWAY YOUR INSTRUMENT

SEE HOW A TOTALY BURNED ALTO SELMER MARK VI COME TO LIVE... 1 replies by DR. MUSIC (1 post) 3 years ago

3 years ago
by tomdroe@gmail.com (7 posts)

A good repair person!!

Those of you who live near a good sax repair shop are truly blessed. I have to drive over a hundred miles in heavy traffic t…

3 years ago
by tomdroe@gmail.com (7 posts)

i got a old conn shooting star form schoooll

the a key is messed up and wont let a g e f or d play low what dod i do?

3 years ago
by tomdroe@gmail.com (7 posts)

taking the lacquer off of brass instruments

i have an amazing SBA tenor which has been re lacquered. the thing plays like you wouldnt believe but is ugly as sin. the eng…

3 years ago
by kingkoeller (4 posts)

Alto Sax surprisingly hard to play?

I'm in the Clovis High School Marching Band, (We're extremely good, no joke. Best in the state... And in the top three of ano…

3 years ago
by kelsey (806 posts)

Yamaha Yas-23 low C key broken

Here is the problem: my student broke off the plate (with roller) od C low key on YAS 23. I could solder it back for him, but…

3 years ago
by alexeiz (1 post)

Odd spots on bell of Cannonball Big Bell Alto

I bought a Cannonball Big Bell Alto in December. I just graduated high school and am majoring in music education this semeste…

3 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

D Key issue

My D key has started to be real flubby. No better way to put it. The key has way to much bounce causing the note to sound flu…

3 years ago
by phlip773 (10 posts)

Disintegrating Foam in a 6m Case

Hi, All, The foam in my original 6m case is disintegrating into a fine grey powder, so of course I have the saxophone in a d…

3 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

Alto Sax Octave Key Issue HELPPP!

So, Whenever i try and play the "lower" high notes with the octave key they sound leaky and squeak. This is mostly with my mi…

3 years ago
by Jaspire (2 posts)

6M lacquer removing - which non-chemical techniques?

I would like to remove the lacquer of a 6m from '50, it is heavily tarnished, with a non homogeneous color and almost brown,…

3 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

1917 King Tempo

I originally posted this in the vintage section - it probably belongs here : My question is about the octave riser valve on…

3 years ago
by Saxquest (317 posts)
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