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cleaning my alto

i need help cleaning my alto, its old and i dont know what to use cuz i dont want to ruin it! its my baby!! its "dying"!!!tha…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

repadding a Buescher

I am looking to get my Buescher repadded, I want to get high quality pads. What would you sugjest?

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

spiff up the sax

I have a keilsworth st 90 alto and it needs a makeover. I mean there aren't any major problems with it and it plays awesomly,…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Cheap leak light

I have just made a very cheap, very effective leak light. To make it you need: 1 Mini Mag light 1 roll of electrical tape 1 c…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Removing dents

I'm no tech but removed a dent from a used Mark VI Tenor using one of those Pop a Dent kits they sell on TV for about $20. Ca…

10 years ago
by chuangtzu (1 post)

Bent necks

I was recently repairing a Mark VI tenor, and as I was looking over the neck, I noticed some STRANGE things. The neck had be…

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Another bent neck

The neck of my chuberry tenor is somehow spoiled. You can´t see any big damage, but with this neck the horn is a little flat…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

How can I get started with instrument repair?

Hello, I'm a freshmond in high school but have already become know as thr "Professer" at school because I'm the most knowledg…

11 years ago
by NeedAFix (6 posts)

neck trouble

I have had a Keilworth ST 90 for about 6 years now and it hasn't given me any serious trouble. But for the past two years, th…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Vintage Sax Repair

Looking for top of the line repairman near Dallas, TX area. Horns to have work: 1971 Mark VI, 1927 King Sexello Soprano, and…

11 years ago
by saxman58 (14 posts)

Wheres the best place to get a Bari overhaul?

Once the school year is over I want to get my bari overhauled, but seeing how it is a Mark VI I won't trust just any old repa…

11 years ago
by mega band geek (60 posts)

Polishing silver…

Does anyone put a coat of was once they get done polishing something? It would stop any oxidation and prevent tarnish. It’s…

11 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Re-engraving and gold plating a conn 10M (1941)

so I got this horn 6 years ago when I was still in high school for $800... which is a steal since the guy I bought it from sa…

11 years ago
by Balanced (4 posts)

Buzzing High F

I have a Selmer Mark 6 Baritone Saxophone. Recently I have been noticing that there is an incredibly annoying metalic buzzing…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Berg Larsen bari mouthpiece

When I took over playing the bari sax forone of my school's jazz bands, I found a metal mouthpiece laying in the case. Nobody…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)
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