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Disintegrating Foam in a 6m Case

Hi, All, The foam in my original 6m case is disintegrating into a fine grey powder, so of course I have the saxophone in a d…

4 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

Alto Sax Octave Key Issue HELPPP!

So, Whenever i try and play the "lower" high notes with the octave key they sound leaky and squeak. This is mostly with my mi…

4 years ago
by Jaspire (2 posts)

6M lacquer removing - which non-chemical techniques?

I would like to remove the lacquer of a 6m from '50, it is heavily tarnished, with a non homogeneous color and almost brown,…

4 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

1917 King Tempo

I originally posted this in the vintage section - it probably belongs here : My question is about the octave riser valve on…

4 years ago
by Saxquest (324 posts)

Selmer Mk VI bell removal

I picked up a nasty dent at the base of the body just above the bell attachment ring (on the serial number). If I could remov…

4 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Repair early model Brilhart Level Air's bite plate

I have a Level Air that I purchased in 1966. The bite plate is almost worn through, and I need to replace it. Can anyone stee…

4 years ago
by teggvb6 (6 posts)

Broken neck piece!

I have a "vinci" alto saxophone that my friend gave me for christmas that he used to use in middle school. He broke the neck…

4 years ago
by deathkreator18 (1 post)

Wanted: Low C Guard for Selmer SBA Tenor

Any ideas where I'd get a low C guard for a Selmer Super (balanced) Action ? Alternately would one from a Mark VI or other mo…

4 years ago
by hipradio (1 post)

Couesnon Bari key guard

I need a single sunray keyguard low B, Bb, or C(all seem to be the same size) for a Couesnon bari sax. Anyone know where I ca…

4 years ago
by pricear (1 post)

Overtone issues

I now own a YTS-23 tenor saxophone and have been playing it for about 5 years. Throughout the time, I have never been able to…

4 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

how and what with to polishing silver sax....

hey I have a windermere 4 star and I need to polish it ....it has a satin silver finish with brushed silver keys and bell ins…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

vintage cleanng and info please help!!!!!

ve a saxophone that says ind elkhart USA with serial number but no name anyone help! serial number is 4992. also whats the b…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

Buzzy A on Martin Handcraft

Hello everyone, my apologies if this topic has already been covered. I have seen from time to time remarks about the "buzzy…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

Selmer Mark VI Alto/Baritone Clothes Guard

I'm looking for a clothes guard for a '72 Mark VI baritone sax. The broken part appears to be identical to the alto version.…

4 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

wanted: Super 20 tenor low C guard & clothes guard

anyone have these two guards for sale? email: stankbutts@hotmail.com

4 years ago
by midsouthmusic (1 post)

Installing high F# key

Well this is dear old Dad again. You guys have been great and very helpful in the past with my daughters set up. New question…

4 years ago
by grandpacrotchrocket (10 posts)

Replacing a Spring

Hey guys. I have this old King Zephyr tenor that needs a spring replaced (low B key, in the joint bell key mechanism). The on…

4 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

How to get rust of a sax

Hey guys, can you give me any suggestions on how to remove rust from a saxophone?

5 years ago
by ptd (1 post)

Kudos to Curt Alterac at Music Medic

One of the first people I met at my first NAPBIRT conference was this kind of short bald guy standing in front of a display t…

5 years ago
by Gary51 (16 posts)

Broken Soprano Sax

I bought a cheap soprano sax made in China off EBay about 5 years ago. I was playing in church last night during a service an…

5 years ago
by kelsey (818 posts)

My Reed Won't Stay Closed.

Good thing too right? Here's a question for the Wizards. When the energy wave arrives back at the mouthpiece, after making 2…

5 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

Selmer AS210 D key Repair

Hi, hope everybody is doing well. I recently purchased a Selmer AS210 online and, after only a couple weeks of messing around…

5 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

True Tone Tenor Neck

My first True Tone is a Tenor SN 67XXX I liked it so much that I now have a TT alto and sop. I love the horn but have been le…

5 years ago
by kevingalayda (2 posts)

Saxophone Tuning Need Help!!!!

I have a 2004 monique bari sax that is full of tunning issues. I have heard that by adjusting the distance my pads open I mig…

5 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

old sax restoration

I found a few old saxophones at a pawn shop with my brother yesterday. I don't know what kind and I think some of them were b…

5 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)
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