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Sick Conn tenor

Got a Conn tenor #m23212(cheap

7 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Buzz in a Sax

I get a buzz in my lower register. I am guessing it is a leak, but just checking if anyone has any other ideas. Thank You

7 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Looking for a part for a tenor

I've got an older Martin Handc

7 years ago
by mega band geek (60 posts)

lacquer

If I were to have the lacquer on my Selmer Balanced action taken what would that do to the sound of my horn? hear that the la…

7 years ago
by wls525 (3 posts)

greenish blue spots

when we first purchased my bun

7 years ago
by vipegrad (47 posts)

can you raise a flat C#?

My early 60's Buescher Aristocrat plays pretty nice, but the C# - middle and high - plays flat. Is there a way to fix that me…

7 years ago
by trahansax (16 posts)

Gold Polish

does anybody know of a good go

7 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

cleaning the inside of a purchased used saxophone

I was told not to buy a used saxophone because of sanitary reasons and that it costs 200.00 to 500.00 dollars to have it clea…

7 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

flooding B key on upper stack

I have had my Selmer Super Bal

7 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

corrosion

I recently got an old Mark VI with basically no lacquer. Plays great!..., but I notice a few small spots of green corrosion.…

7 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Repair Career

Does anyone have an idea of what an annual salary is for an instrument repairman? I know that it depends on a lot - location,…

7 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Checking facing?

I have an Otto link NY (metal) tenor mouthpiece that I suspect is just a *little* off in the facing department. Does one have…

8 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Upper key for a Buesher bari wanted

I have bought an old Buescher Aristocrat baritone sax in bad condition. I miss an upper key. Can anybody help how to find a s…

8 years ago
by xequenze (9 posts)

White Pads for a Vintage Martin

Hi all, Any info about this horn will be greatly appreciated. Beautiful silver plate, the bell is ingraved 'The Martin Elkha…

8 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

PLEASE, ADULTS ONLY/ RESONATORS

What kind of resonators should I have them use when they repad my alto? It's a Mark Vl. About eight months ago I had my Mark…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

28M Connstellation Alto

After working on an alternative to hand engraving ordecals, I've finally gotten a pretty nice alternative. Thought you may li…

8 years ago
by connman2 (4 posts)

----- Loosen keys on old vintage alto -----

Hello to everybody I have to start a job of general revision on a True Tone alto, pre-1926 (no rollers on G#, no altissimo f…

8 years ago
by kennyz (31 posts)

Removal of mother of pearl buttons - HELP!

Hello to everybody, I have treated in another discussion the lacquer removal, I still thank who have helped me and I am proce…

8 years ago
by kennyz (31 posts)

need springs

where or who sells new needle springs, can't seem to find them on Votow or music medic, olny the bandroom had some but was ju…

8 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Mouthpiece Repair Book

Does anyone know of any good mouthpiece repair/refacing books? Thanks, Matt

8 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Buescher Aristocrat

Hello, I'm new at this...so here goes. I have a Buescher aristocrat #285630 and a spring broke on the B pad. The spring is se…

8 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

was fine today till packed it away at a lesson and came back and all notes play fine

was fine today till packed it away at a lesson and came back and all notes play fine apart from G which come out in g# no mat…

8 years ago
by Scrythe (22 posts)

Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

I own a Refernce 54 alto. I asked Selmer if they sold a modern Front High F and E key for the horn because I do not like the…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

a new neck . . . can I repair the old one?

So I broke my neck . . . It hurt. Anyway, I was pulling of the neck on my alto sax and the part with the pad on it broke off.…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Corrosion on Lacquer

Does anyone have a good idea for trying to remove small areas of early stage (I hope) corrosion? These are most notable aroun…

8 years ago
by Saxyboy (52 posts)
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