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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) 4 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…

4 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…

4 years ago
by kelsey (843 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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,…

4 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…

4 years ago
by Saxquest (342 posts)

Selmer Mk VI bell removal

I picked up a nasty dent at the base of the body just above the bell attachment ring (on the serial number). If I could remov…

4 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Repair early model Brilhart Level Air's bite plate

I have a Level Air that I purchased in 1966. The bite plate is almost worn through, and I need to replace it. Can anyone stee…

4 years ago
by teggvb6 (6 posts)

Broken neck piece!

I have a "vinci" alto saxophone that my friend gave me for christmas that he used to use in middle school. He broke the neck…

4 years ago
by deathkreator18 (1 post)

Wanted: Low C Guard for Selmer SBA Tenor

Any ideas where I'd get a low C guard for a Selmer Super (balanced) Action ? Alternately would one from a Mark VI or other mo…

4 years ago
by hipradio (1 post)

Couesnon Bari key guard

I need a single sunray keyguard low B, Bb, or C(all seem to be the same size) for a Couesnon bari sax. Anyone know where I ca…

4 years ago
by pricear (1 post)

Overtone issues

I now own a YTS-23 tenor saxophone and have been playing it for about 5 years. Throughout the time, I have never been able to…

4 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

how and what with to polishing silver sax....

hey I have a windermere 4 star and I need to polish it ....it has a satin silver finish with brushed silver keys and bell ins…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

vintage cleanng and info please help!!!!!

ve a saxophone that says ind elkhart USA with serial number but no name anyone help! serial number is 4992. also whats the b…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

Buzzy A on Martin Handcraft

Hello everyone, my apologies if this topic has already been covered. I have seen from time to time remarks about the "buzzy…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

Selmer Mark VI Alto/Baritone Clothes Guard

I'm looking for a clothes guard for a '72 Mark VI baritone sax. The broken part appears to be identical to the alto version.…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

wanted: Super 20 tenor low C guard & clothes guard

anyone have these two guards for sale? email: stankbutts@hotmail.com

4 years ago
by midsouthmusic (1 post)

Installing high F# key

Well this is dear old Dad again. You guys have been great and very helpful in the past with my daughters set up. New question…

5 years ago
by grandpacrotchrocket (10 posts)
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