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The MYSTERY Saxophone...

I have a weird old c-melody sax. It says something about "Marlin" or "Martin" on the bell, and I'm pretty sure something abou…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Sax Overhauling for Dummies

So I have this old horn (see is it vintage in vintage discussions for details) and I would like some advice on how to overhau…

10 years ago
by Beckie (6 posts)

Is This a Good Saxophone?

Hello, I have just moved up to my first year in highschool, making me a freshman. Band is one of my favorite subjects and I w…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Overhauling A 1926 Martin Alto Sax

Just got a 1926 Martin Silver Alto sax. the body is in great shape but I need to replace corruded springs, pads and I am havi…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

YAS-62 repad.

I would like to have my alto repadded and also delacquered completely. Any suggestions as to who can do the best job.

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

How good will it look

Hi - i'm looking at a Keilwerth tenor sax "The New King" on ebay. I don't have very much experience with old saxes, so i'm wo…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

1923 conn saxophone missing neck

i have a old c-melody low pitch sax c@ 1923 made by conn that is in very tough shape; needing the complete neck assembly. it…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Recommendations for sax repair in Los Angeles

Anyone have any recommendations for a good sax repair person in the Los Angeles area-- my Yamaha 62 needs some adjustment to…

10 years ago
by redleaf12 (13 posts)

neck for LA-Sax Tenor

I have been playing this LA-Sax Tenor LA-800 since 1998 when I purchased it new. It plays great for me and have no plans to r…

10 years ago
by Sportsax (4 posts)

"Fast" keywork

With proper setup and springs, is there any horn not capable of "fast keywork"? I've never come across any horn designs that…

10 years ago
by peter090 (155 posts)

Yanagasawia 990 urgent question

I play a 6 year old 990 yanigasawa. I have had it overhauled and it sounds great. The only thing is that the G won't hold its…

10 years ago
by FredCDobbs (77 posts)

HARMONIC VIBRATIONS, MIDDLE D WITH OCTAVE KEY

vibration from pad or key above right hand index finger This is driving me crazy ! Two reputable repair shops can't seem to g…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Smallish Dent on Neckpiece

I've got a Custom Z silver alto. Recently, I put a small dent on my neckpiece. The dent is about 1 /4 of a a square in., and…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Neck troubles.

I just rented a bass sax from my local community collage. I brought it home and gave it a test run. When I was done practicin…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

laser welder...

I just visited a jewelery shop today for a class and the guy was showcasing his new laser welder... this thing can weld gol…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

My $75 saxophone

not an inquiry, just a topic that my warrant discussion. I bought a saxophone from a private person via a sort of non-music…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Learning instrument repair -- how/where?

What started out as a good intnetion (and it still is one, and getting bigger each week) has kind of taken on a life of its o…

10 years ago
by goaf1968 (2 posts)

*=second tenor purchase

I am looking into a second tenor for a budding young artist (my son). The main reason is to keep his more expensive on at hom…

10 years ago
by Tigger (5 posts)

Selmer mk VI resonators

help me find some selmer mkVI platic or metal resonators for alto (or tenor) that have screws in back so they can be reused.…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

High C tone quality problem

Hi, I play a Yanagisawa A-992, which I purchased a few weeks ago at Chuck Levins' Washington Music Store. Here's my problem:…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

how to become a saxophone repair tech

I love playing sax and I love to fix things all at the same time. I am starting to seriously think about becoming a repair te…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

How can I remove silver plate?

Do I have to buff it off or is there an electro-chemical means?

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

delacquering yamaha

if i wanted to delacquer my student marching horn (a yas 23), what would be the necessary steps? would i need to fully disass…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Need top-notch tech on West Coast for MK VI overhaul

Hi Folks! I am looking for a top-notch technician to overhaul a Selmer Mark VI tenor. In needs some dents removed, new pads,…

10 years ago
by nlyons@oberlin.edu (18 posts)

Overhaul Overview

Overhaul Overview The purpose of this article is not to tell you how to do it, but rather to acquaint you with the various…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)
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