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OH CRAP!

Okay, since I have been playing tenor sax in January, the school's, a Bundy, that I was using had a persistent problem. Whene…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

res o pad vs selmer pad on a 6m/10m

Hi ! my repairman used to put selmer pads (with metal resonator) on my 6m/10m ; I don't complain about it ; but I've readen s…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Woe is me!

I admit it.... I purchased a cheap soprano and now I have issues. Basically the overall intonation of the horn is way off.…

9 years ago
by jwfrie2 (3 posts)

Martin C-Melody Pad Replacement

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me, I only have one question. I am performing a restoration on a vintage Mart…

9 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

C2, D2 key issues

Hi, I just bought a Buffet S1 alto and gave it a complete overhaul. I absolutely adore the instrument, except for two flaws:…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

detarnish old silver

try this after dissassembling the horn; boil enough water to emerse the horn, add 1 cup of baking soda dissolve per gallon, p…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Allied Supply Web Site (address) ?

Does anyone know the internet web site address for Allied Supply. (Musical Instrument Supply co.) Although I have done busin…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

remove old shellac

while still hot, spray in pad cup just a little citrus strip paint remover and stir in cup, this dissolves the glue!! just wi…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

de-lacquer

I have been looking at my Yamaha YAS 475 and have been thinking of what I could do to make it "just mine". I was thinking abo…

9 years ago
by kelsey (823 posts)

obtaining replacement parts

Anyone know of another site for sax pads, tools parts, etc? I find musicmedic.com's cut-rate web site very hard to use and pr…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Have you guys done this before?

I've recently purchase a vintage Conn Chu-Berry & got a huge & dark barking sound that more than I expect . But I've found a…

9 years ago
by wenhene (12 posts)

Thats Odd....

Something is wrong with my sax... I can't hit the low notes (C-Bb) as smooth as I used to... if I do try to play them, a funn…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Making a Leak Light?

Can anyone tell me how to make my own leak light? Cheers,

9 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

Big B Bari intonation

I've got a Big B Bari from 1955 that has certainly paid her dues, but has this sound that I've totally fallen in love with. T…

9 years ago
by Kounstantinou (6 posts)

Resonators: Plastic vs. Metal

What are your opinions on plastic vs. metal, and which brands do you prefer?

9 years ago
by kelsey (823 posts)

Clamps.....Do they work?

Anybody with an opinion welcome; do clamps really work or do they just shorten your pads life?

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Looking for Good Sax setup in S. Florida (Near Boca Raton)

Just bought a Bueshler C Soprano Stencil, and was wondering if anyone wanted to do a pro job on a setup (dissasemble, repad p…

9 years ago
by Zemper (7 posts)

repair schools

I'm wondering what schools people go to in order to learn how to repair instruments. I'm looking into the carrier as a side j…

9 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

Help... i'm not sure what's wrong with my sax

I've had this Yamaha intermediate YTS475 for about two months, and at first worked great, but I have to force out the notes m…

9 years ago
by Kyu (5 posts)

Alto sax minor repairs- G key

The G key on my alto, a brand new Yamaha Custom EX, is sticking up a tad too much. How should I go about fixing it?

9 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)

Alto G Key Pearl

On my Alto the G Key pearl(fake) inset is lost and I am looking for someone where I can get a replacement. Any help would be…

9 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)

Sticky G# key

Yesterday I rented a Keilsworth Soprano sax, and i'm attempting to relearn after a 12 year hiatus. I'm finding that the G# ke…

9 years ago
by KCHORNS_REPAIR (11 posts)

pearls

i have a yts-52 and i lost the f key pearl (right hand first finger) and the b flat bis-key. I believe they are real pearls.…

9 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Plastic mouthpiece problems

At home, i use a great yamaha yts-52 but I have to rent a school sax because i bike to school and obviously cant carry it. At…

9 years ago
by saxskillzyamaha (52 posts)

Cork torn on neck of 1920's Conn Tenor

Is this repairable or should I be looking for a replacement?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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