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Cleaning satin or matte silver

What is the best way to clean a satin or matte silver sax. It isn't tarnished. It's just dirty.

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Roo pads, do they work?

i just met a guy who recently got an overhaul of his reference 54 and got roo pads added on. does anyone know anything about…

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

"leak" that won't go away

I've got a nice 1962 Mark VI tenor that seems as if it has some kind of solution-less leak.Low notes from F downward seem lea…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Relacquering a saxophone...

Hi there, So two years ago I received a Selmer Mark VI Alto, serial number 180xxx from a member of the family. After the fir…

6 years ago
by saxandbassplayer (42 posts)

Should I Re-Lacquer it?

I just bought Buescher True Tone from private seller for really cheap. I never played saxophone. However, I decided to buy on…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

pads for old Selmer USA

Hey everyone. I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance if you can. I need to replace one pad on my old high school Selme…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

stripping silver plated Mark VI

I have a 97000 Mark VI silver plated tenor.It's been re-silvered.I'm seriously considering stripping the silver off.What are…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

I NEED A REPLACEMENT 1925 ALTO CONN OCTAVE LEVER POST

I HAVE A NICKLE PLATED 1925 CONN ALTO WITH A MISSING OCTAVE LEVER POST. ONE OF THE GUIDING POSTS AT THE VERY TOP OF THE BODY.…

6 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)

snap in pads on Buescher saxes

So, here's one for you, gentle

6 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)

Urgen help requested - DING ON SAX QUESTION

My poor son finished playing a 'gig' this evening at a coffee shop. One of his fellow musicians who is about 2ft taller than…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

neck lacquer strip

I want to strip the black lacquer off my tenor neck. Then recoat with silver lacquer. Just to make it look cool. Has anyone d…

6 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Sax Repair in DC?

I have an older professional Yamaha from my high school days (52? not sure). Probably needs new pads and a coupld of keys app…

6 years ago
by saxitup (49 posts)

Martin Handcraft Overhaul

How much do you think one would cost? I need a good alto sooner or later, and I want to just get a vintage horn of mine fixed…

6 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Hard Blowing Semer Series111

I have a couple old Martins, Mark iv altos- set up saul Fromkin- they are very easy blowing thru out. I mostly use a Steve Br…

6 years ago
by LARYMESQ (2 posts)

Kookaburra alto sax

I purchased a new kookaburra sax last Jan. The octave mechanism has never worked properly. I contacted the store where I got…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Old Saxophone

I've never played the Sax, or really had much interest in it, but I recently acquired one for free and can't resist trying to…

6 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Spray gun?

Looking for a new gravity fed spray gun for re-lacquers. Any suggestions as to what works best?

6 years ago
by Saxhog2 (10 posts)

Hi F for Mark VI Bari

Still looking for the Hi F (key No 1) for a Selmer Mark VI Baritone Sax. I've tried the SA80 part to see if it could be modif…

7 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Martin Thumbrest

I need a thumbrest for a Martin (later "the Martin"). Alto or Tenor is OK, any condition. Bruce Bailey in Miami baileyflutes@…

7 years ago
by bruce bailey (13 posts)

P Mauriat Pmsa 60ns Alto

Hi guy's, have recently bought the above sax, due to time have only played it a couple of times, but have noticed a lot of m…

7 years ago
by slf79 (7 posts)

Used parts for saxophones

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I wonder if there somewhere are anyone who…

7 years ago
by Ken Lowe (1 post)

Weltklang 3307

What is the price of weltklang 3307? Mouth piece missing. How much should it cost to repair and where can it be repaired in e…

7 years ago
by wk3307 (1 post)

what do you do if you-

get a pad saver or swab stuck in a saxophone?

7 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

How important is it to be able to get repair parts for your sax?

Some brands of saxophones make replacement parts available to their dealers and to members of the repair profession and other…

7 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

I have brown spots on the neckpiece of a tenor sax and on the conn shooting star logo

It looks like someone etched brown spots and streaks on the design

7 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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