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Kookaburra alto sax

I purchased a new kookaburra sax last Jan. The octave mechanism has never worked properly. I contacted the store where I got…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Old Saxophone

I've never played the Sax, or really had much interest in it, but I recently acquired one for free and can't resist trying to…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Spray gun?

Looking for a new gravity fed spray gun for re-lacquers. Any suggestions as to what works best?

6 years ago
by Saxhog2 (10 posts)

Hi F for Mark VI Bari

Still looking for the Hi F (key No 1) for a Selmer Mark VI Baritone Sax. I've tried the SA80 part to see if it could be modif…

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Martin Thumbrest

I need a thumbrest for a Martin (later "the Martin"). Alto or Tenor is OK, any condition. Bruce Bailey in Miami baileyflutes@…

6 years ago
by bruce bailey (13 posts)

P Mauriat Pmsa 60ns Alto

Hi guy's, have recently bought the above sax, due to time have only played it a couple of times, but have noticed a lot of m…

6 years ago
by slf79 (7 posts)

Used parts for saxophones

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I wonder if there somewhere are anyone who…

6 years ago
by Ken Lowe (1 post)

Weltklang 3307

What is the price of weltklang 3307? Mouth piece missing. How much should it cost to repair and where can it be repaired in e…

6 years ago
by wk3307 (1 post)

what do you do if you-

get a pad saver or swab stuck in a saxophone?

6 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

How important is it to be able to get repair parts for your sax?

Some brands of saxophones make replacement parts available to their dealers and to members of the repair profession and other…

6 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

I have brown spots on the neckpiece of a tenor sax and on the conn shooting star logo

It looks like someone etched brown spots and streaks on the design

6 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Where to bend needle springs?

Given that most springs require some tension adjustment via bending, where is the best point to bend springs? If the point of…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Saxophone repair book

is there a book that will teac

6 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Bleach bath OK?

I've got a 1921 C Melody (see '1921 Conn Alto...' thread) that needs some serious de-mildewing action. Given that all the pad…

6 years ago
by Saxesofevil (24 posts)

Smashed Mark VI

I recently purchased this Mark VI as a restoration project. It was found by a music teacher in a dumpster in New York. It did…

6 years ago
by Saxesofevil (24 posts)

Conn 12M Bari Neck & Repair

I thought some of you may like to see the 12M I just finished. 10 replies by Slausonm (51 posts) 8 years ago

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

1920'S BUESCHER REPAIRS

I have two Buescher's from the 1920's and am trying to decide if major repairs are advisable. The first is a soprano serial#1…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

cure for sticky pads

an old teacher of mine taught me a trick to clean out sticky pads, now i realize he didnt know a damn thing about saxophones…

6 years ago
by saxophonist_104 (148 posts)

Selmer MkVI Bari Parts

I'm looking for replacement keys for a MkVI Bari. I've tried Ferrees Tools but they don't have the ones I need. They are: Key…

6 years ago
by idahobar (8 posts)

1936 Conn Conqueror

I have a 1936 Conn Conqueror (

6 years ago
by idahobar (8 posts)

bite plates on mouth pieces

I have a Vandoren V16 tenor pi

6 years ago
by haduran (52 posts)

How Important are Honesty and

In selecting a repair tech to

6 years ago
by Saxquest (307 posts)

high c problems / neck size

I have been playing sax for about 14 years, I have 2 questions that have been troubling me: 1. When I play a high C on alto,…

6 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)

Total overhual. 1914 c melody.

i am thinking of buying a 1914

6 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Sax repadding

The only descent instrument repair man that works around me says he would charge 3-4 hundred bucks to repad my sax. I have ne…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)
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