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Microtuner Set Screw

Hi, My Conn 6m Microtuner set screw isn't set. What kind of tool is used to adjust it--it looks square (and is, of course, q…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Cleaning the Saxaphone

I own a CONN Tenor sax. I have some scratches on him and i want to make him shiny because I have a concert next week. So wich…

8 years ago
by JimF (9 posts)

Loose Neck

Hi. What is the process by which a saxophone neck joint can be made less loose? Several of the saxophones in the High Schoo…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

Is Conn Tenor 1926 worth more painted -original paint?

I have a 1926 Conn Tenor sax - New Wonder Series it was painted gold from the factory-would it devalue it badly if we stripp…

8 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

mk VI with cracked bell

Hi, I recently went to play a 1963 mark VI tenor. The horn was beatiful and played great. There was one problem though. It h…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Bent on the Bell Near the symbol

Hello Today My Mpc Fall On the Bell And it is do a Bent near the SYmbol on the bell is not my sax but is the place of the b…

8 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Clarinet Re-Pad Advice

I'm about to re-pad a Buescher Aristocrat Bb soprano clarinet SN 75399. I want to put gore-tex pads on it with cork pads on t…

8 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

Looking for a King Zephyr Alto Low C sheet metal keygaurd

I'm looking for the low C key gaurd on a King Zephyr Alto, the sheet metal style. Anybody got any project zephyrs or anythin…

8 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

relaquer selmer Reference alto sax

Hi, My Selmer Reference alto sax has brown spots, i have the option to relaquer or get a new one. My current sax is a great…

8 years ago
by funkysaxophone (5 posts)

My alto plays a whole tone too high

I recently bought a used Yamaha YAS-23 alto sax. It sounded fine in the store, but when I got it home I realized that it play…

8 years ago
by franciante (6 posts)

Old saxophone tuning help

hey guys i just got on evette & schaefer saxophone, its very old(around 1910 or 1915) the problem is that it might be on the…

8 years ago
by franciante (6 posts)

Instructions for replacing neck cork

Hi, I'm going try for the first time to replace my own neck cork on an alto Conn 6M. I generally keep it on a stand and hav…

8 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

loose neck?

hey everyone I'm in the school band and I play the tenor saxophone and other students have played it before me....but when I…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

recommanded pads for old king super20 alto sax (silver neck and bell)

I need to know what pads really work on a kingsuper20 alto saxophone (silver bell and neck) were the original those plastic b…

8 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Call me crazy....

Ok so like for the past month I've noticed this annoying problem and I think I'm losing my mind or something...Whenever I'm p…

8 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

New victim.

Just picked up a YTS-21 from a nice guy over at SOTW. he determined it needed an overhaul, his repair person didn't want it s…

8 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Ugh, Clarinets!

Apparently, clarinets are supposed to be easier than saxophones to repad, etc in general: No stacks to worry about, pads easi…

8 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

?$$? Dent Removal ?$$?

HI, I was just curious as to how expensive it would be to have a few small dents removed from the body of a horn in general.…

8 years ago
by Slausonm (51 posts)

Flat Alto

I have a alto sax it is a selmer and it is realy flat i have taken it to the local repair shop and they did not find any thin…

8 years ago
by saxoman_HHS (3 posts)

important question about soprano repading..

Hey guys i finally found a site which is full of experiances sax player so i am in desperate need of your help... well i have…

8 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

"C" Melody Sax

I would like to find a neck and mouthpiece for an unusual C instrument. No dents or damage to the horn at all, case is in gre…

8 years ago
by Tbone (120 posts)

yamaha alto sax problems

hi i was just wondering if someone could help me with an alto saxophone problem. i'm in advanced band at my middle school, bu…

8 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Really sharp soprano

I have a intermediate selmer soprano and it was made very sharp, 1 and 1/2 steps to sharp in fact. Any ideas on how to fix it…

8 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Minimum overhaul/restoration tool kit?

I've got this horribly neglected 1921 Conn C Melody (with straight micro-tuner neck) and the Ferree's catalog, and I'm trying…

8 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Bari Sax question

i was recently given a school baritone sax because i'm going to be playing it in wind ensemble next year. so anyway...it's a…

8 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)
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