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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…

11 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…

11 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…

11 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?

11 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…

11 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…

11 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…

11 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?

11 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…

11 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…

11 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,…

11 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…

11 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,…

11 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…

11 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…

11 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…

11 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Relacquering

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

11 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?

11 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Pressing to hard

My C key is always sticking, I think it is because I press to hard. I got my C key replaced and like about 2 weeks later it s…

11 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Custom engraving on a sax

I have seen an add that you can pay to have your horn engraved. not custom engraved, but engraved with some flowers or leaf t…

11 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Ridiculous Sax Gear Question (humor...)

"Hey - I was wondering if anyone else notices a difference between using a $1 bill to make a pad unsticky and a $20 to do the…

11 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Sticky pad is back

I am bringing this up again because it is such an important subject. I responded acouple of days ago to this issue, I dont kn…

11 years ago
by prophet (2 posts)

Does replating improve the Sound?The Knights Templar

The Knight Templar already have our conclusions on this one but we would like to here others experiences. If done how does it…

11 years ago
by Candyboy (75 posts)

Octave Key emergency repair.

Octave keypad failing or lost? BluTak to the rescue. Roll suitable sized ball of Blu Tak and plug in place of cork pad or o…

11 years ago
by eman19 (131 posts)

Soldering - or better yet, resoldering

I just picked up a Holton Collegiate tenor that someone didn't solder very well. I've never done any kind of soldering on an…

11 years ago
by smcdonaldaz (4 posts)
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