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relaquer?

i have a yamaha yts-52 with a lot a wear on the laqcuer about 70% original. Would relaqcuering be a good idea and what would…

9 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

no neck

I just ordered a vintage Conn 12M from Woodwind Brasswind, and it arrived in the mail - inside the beat-up box and (original)…

9 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Funny noises

Let me begin by stating that I am a beginner. I have been taking lessons for just under a year and practice religously. Let m…

9 years ago
by saxtech (12 posts)

Martin Sax

I posted this in vintage but didn't get anything yet. I got a Martin Alto (1936 serial # 104650) yesterday and found two thi…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Super Action 80 II Alto and its lower octave key, HELP

I have a super action 80 II selmer and in my last college lessons my instructor said, "your lower octave pip tone whole is to…

9 years ago
by sirmarkus2 (11 posts)

Buescherbig"B" alto restoration

Hi guys, I'm new to forum.I'm a drummer who loves saxophones and am now a novice player. I shop on E-bay and am trying to fin…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

martin baris

the octave key on my 1950's bari wont work. When you press the key, it always stays shut. sorry i dont know the model number,…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Conn reso's --- Why?

I've been contemplating using reso's on some vintage Conn horns I own. All other vintage Conn's I've done,rolled tone holes a…

9 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

The fun of soldered toneholes

I now have an Truetone bari with soldered toneholes. I'll just say how surprised I was at how well this thing played with som…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Recommendation - UK repairer

Can I recommend the services of John Clark of the Woodwind Workshop, Manchester, to any UK readers of Saxquest ? He just did…

9 years ago
by DaveUK (1 post)

What do we have to know ?

What are the basic repairing abilities that every sax player should know to take care of his/her horn?

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Neck plaster...?

Today was my first day as a tech apprentice at my semi-local music shop. One of the first people to come in brought in a bass…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Baby powder?

there's this guy i know who uses baby powder for sticky keys. is this okay for any type of horn? would it hurt my selmer ref…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Conn28M Plastic Guard

I've been reading some of the sax repair posts, and thought I would add some information about a guard I just made. These pic…

9 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Beuscher TT Curved Soprano 1925 need screws

Replacement screws for side right B flat Pivot post...Where to get these?

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

SOPRANO SAX HEEEEELLP!!!!!!

Hey guy's! I'm a year and a half experienced tenor player, obviosly just experiencing the wonderful world of music and my fam…

9 years ago
by Saxdragon (22 posts)

Martin Saxophone (Low Pitch)

My husband's father has a Martin Saxophone that needs restoration. Does anyone know of someone in Virginia (Hampton Roads are…

9 years ago
by DShindle (1 post)

Non-reaching spring

ON my school's Yamaha YBS-61 Bari, the spring in the octave key mechanism suddenly does not reach the spring receptor thing,…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

I really messed up a soldering job

Well, I broke a key on my 90 year old bari. Breaking the key wasn't the really bad thing. The bad thing I did was trying to s…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Non-reaching spring

ON my school's Yamaha YBS-61 Bari, the spring in the octave key mechanism suddenly does not reach the spring receptor thing,…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

I feel the pressure.

I recently aquired a job as a repair tech apprentice at a semi-local music store. Things have been going well, then yesterday…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

non jewelers anvil

would anyone know of a source for an anvil -- looking for one that can be placed into a vise -- not free standing like a jewe…

9 years ago
by miti (1 post)

Silver Plate

My Bari has been buffed/re-lac'd 3 times and the tone in the upper register is much different then that of the Bari's of simi…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Relacquering

Genereally speaking, would relacquering raise or lower the value of a vintage horn?

9 years ago
by selmer6player (2 posts)

gold plating

i want to gold plate my selmer balanced action alto will this cover the engraving?or change the sound?

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)
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