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Reputable vintage repair shop in or nearest to Louisville, KY

Does anyone know of a good, reputable repair shop that handles vintage saxes in the Louisville, KY area? I would rather not s…

5 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Jbtsax's Moving The Mouthpiece - Derin Insert Tests

This is an interesting topic. I hope you don't mind my migrating it here from over there. It seemed to have bogged down. Unde…

5 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

King Tempo Bari parts

I have a beater King Tempo (german made Keilworth stencil) that I'd like to place back in service. It's got a broken neck soc…

5 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

pad sticking

Greetings, can anyone give me some tips on how to stop a pad from sticking? My g sharp sticks sometimes and now i find that t…

5 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

"The Martin" Tenor Pad Question

Hey all. Wondering if anyone knew what the original pad/reso combo on these was. I've heard from some people that they need t…

5 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

Key Guards

where can I find 2 key guards -- one for the Eb one for the C -- King Super 20 ALTO let me know --- John Bell --(jboctet@aol.…

5 years ago
by jboctet (1 post)

Limp Neck

I've owned my bari for 2 1/2 years now, and have never had problems with it, until recently. The neck has become loose, and n…

5 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

neck problem??

ive been playing my laquer cannonball global series tenor for a number of years now; and been using the silver neck exclusiv…

5 years ago
by RyanCannonball (36 posts)

Good/Reasonable Repair Shop In LA?

Can anyone recommend some shops in the L.A. (not OC) area that won't charge too much, but also do great work? I've heard Mann…

6 years ago
by haduran (52 posts)

"stuffy" D problem

I am curious about an issue i am having with a newly aquired hohner president tenor. after trying different mouthpieces and f…

6 years ago
by musicwriter2001 (14 posts)

who know sax repair in new york

does anyone know the repair man in new york who're good and repair for affordable price. i just dropped my sax and some pads…

6 years ago
by I8BurntToast (5 posts)

Cleaning satin or matte silver

What is the best way to clean a satin or matte silver sax. It isn't tarnished. It's just dirty.

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Roo pads, do they work?

i just met a guy who recently got an overhaul of his reference 54 and got roo pads added on. does anyone know anything about…

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

"leak" that won't go away

I've got a nice 1962 Mark VI tenor that seems as if it has some kind of solution-less leak.Low notes from F downward seem lea…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Relacquering a saxophone...

Hi there, So two years ago I received a Selmer Mark VI Alto, serial number 180xxx from a member of the family. After the fir…

6 years ago
by saxandbassplayer (42 posts)

Should I Re-Lacquer it?

I just bought Buescher True Tone from private seller for really cheap. I never played saxophone. However, I decided to buy on…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

pads for old Selmer USA

Hey everyone. I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance if you can. I need to replace one pad on my old high school Selme…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

stripping silver plated Mark VI

I have a 97000 Mark VI silver plated tenor.It's been re-silvered.I'm seriously considering stripping the silver off.What are…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

I NEED A REPLACEMENT 1925 ALTO CONN OCTAVE LEVER POST

I HAVE A NICKLE PLATED 1925 CONN ALTO WITH A MISSING OCTAVE LEVER POST. ONE OF THE GUIDING POSTS AT THE VERY TOP OF THE BODY.…

6 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)

snap in pads on Buescher saxes

So, here's one for you, gentle

6 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)

Urgen help requested - DING ON SAX QUESTION

My poor son finished playing a 'gig' this evening at a coffee shop. One of his fellow musicians who is about 2ft taller than…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

neck lacquer strip

I want to strip the black lacquer off my tenor neck. Then recoat with silver lacquer. Just to make it look cool. Has anyone d…

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Sax Repair in DC?

I have an older professional Yamaha from my high school days (52? not sure). Probably needs new pads and a coupld of keys app…

6 years ago
by saxitup (49 posts)

Martin Handcraft Overhaul

How much do you think one would cost? I need a good alto sooner or later, and I want to just get a vintage horn of mine fixed…

6 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Hard Blowing Semer Series111

I have a couple old Martins, Mark iv altos- set up saul Fromkin- they are very easy blowing thru out. I mostly use a Steve Br…

6 years ago
by LARYMESQ (2 posts)
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