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Instructions for replacing neck cork

Hi, I'm going try for the first time to replace my own neck cork on an alto Conn 6M. I generally keep it on a stand and hav…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

loose neck?

hey everyone I'm in the school band and I play the tenor saxophone and other students have played it before me....but when I…

9 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

recommanded pads for old king super20 alto sax (silver neck and bell)

I need to know what pads really work on a kingsuper20 alto saxophone (silver bell and neck) were the original those plastic b…

9 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Call me crazy....

Ok so like for the past month I've noticed this annoying problem and I think I'm losing my mind or something...Whenever I'm p…

9 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

New victim.

Just picked up a YTS-21 from a nice guy over at SOTW. he determined it needed an overhaul, his repair person didn't want it s…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Ugh, Clarinets!

Apparently, clarinets are supposed to be easier than saxophones to repad, etc in general: No stacks to worry about, pads easi…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

?$$? Dent Removal ?$$?

HI, I was just curious as to how expensive it would be to have a few small dents removed from the body of a horn in general.…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Flat Alto

I have a alto sax it is a selmer and it is realy flat i have taken it to the local repair shop and they did not find any thin…

9 years ago
by saxoman_HHS (3 posts)

important question about soprano repading..

Hey guys i finally found a site which is full of experiances sax player so i am in desperate need of your help... well i have…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

"C" Melody Sax

I would like to find a neck and mouthpiece for an unusual C instrument. No dents or damage to the horn at all, case is in gre…

9 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

yamaha alto sax problems

hi i was just wondering if someone could help me with an alto saxophone problem. i'm in advanced band at my middle school, bu…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Really sharp soprano

I have a intermediate selmer soprano and it was made very sharp, 1 and 1/2 steps to sharp in fact. Any ideas on how to fix it…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Minimum overhaul/restoration tool kit?

I've got this horribly neglected 1921 Conn C Melody (with straight micro-tuner neck) and the Ferree's catalog, and I'm trying…

9 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Bari Sax question

i was recently given a school baritone sax because i'm going to be playing it in wind ensemble next year. so anyway...it's a…

9 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)

Forked Eb Key

I've recently acquired 3 vintage Conns (2 altos and 1 tenor) and all 3 have been recently overhauled. In doing so, the forked…

9 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)

Removing paint from a horn...

I know it's hard to believe. Tomorrow morning I pick up a 51 Buescher Aristorcrat Series II 140 alto I won up on eBay for abo…

9 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Repadding Conn Director "Shooting star" with Reso-pads

I need to know if anyone recommends replacing the pads on a early Conn Director (c.1955) aka "Shooting Start" with Reso-pads?…

9 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

To fix an bell brace without a screw

Hi again, As I may have mentioned, that YTS-21 I have doesn't have a bell brace screw and it doesn't look like I'll be able…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

1921 Conn Alto needs complete overhaul...

Last night I learned that a friend has had her grandfather's Conn alto laying about in disrepair for quite a while. She had l…

9 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Super-Flat Soprano Sax

Hello everyone, I bought a $500 Selmer student soprano sax. It actually produces a nice full sound but almost all the notes…

9 years ago
by goofy_boots (5 posts)

repad questions

I'm contemplating a 'Leblanc Vito Alto, circa 1975' being sold locally by its 2nd owner (who got it when it was a few years o…

9 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Whining Problems with my Upper D key

Hey all, I'm new and I was hoping to get some help. I got back into playing horns and have a Martin Low Pitch alto. But ever…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Dumb Questions

I have recently become interested in playing again after a 20 year break. 20 years ago, I inherited a 1946 balanced action al…

9 years ago
by MarcM (7 posts)

Non-leather pads

Can anyone help me to find good quality pads that aren't made from animal skin? The synthetic micro-fibre pads from Music Cen…

9 years ago
by Terry (1 post)

Reedology?

This was a podcast I read earlier, and since I dont' know how else to describe it, that's the title so, I want to know: how…

9 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)
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