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Reducing spring tension

Is there an 'easy' (and safe) way to reduce needle spring tension a little bit? The left spatula keys on my daughter's YAS-2…

9 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Noyek resonators...?

I've heard a lot of dirt about these suckers, so I'm kind of debating using them to restore my silver chu-berry. I used the…

9 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Dirty sax?

My newer tenor has pad leaks and it'll take me time to take it to get it looked at. Anyway, in the meantime, I'm using a scho…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Cracked neck

Anybody have any advice for a cracked neck? It's on my MarkVI, #98,xxx, so it definitely sucks. Should I try to patch it, or…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Glueing on cork.

What kind of gule do I need to use to gule on a piece of cork to my sax. Will super gule be ok or do i need to use something…

9 years ago
by jwigg_07 (2 posts)

looking for conn 6m pivot screws and locking pivot screws

hello everybody, everything is in the topic . Can anybody help me to find, buy or order them ? I need them to overhaul my hor…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

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 (834 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 (834 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)
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