Re: Glue For alto sax pads
DONT COME WITHIN 100 FEET OF YOUR SAX WITH A TUBE OF SUPER GLUE!!!!!!!!!!!! Use shelac. The best stuff comes in the form of a black stick of shelac. You can get it at any hobby shop or even maybe a Wal Mart or whatever.
How to replace a sax pad:
-First, take the key off. I mean OFF, not open. Get some eyeglass screwdrivers and completely remove the part from the horn. High F is easy because you only have to remove one part to fix it, but, as you can imagine, a key like the A key (meaning *2* on the upper stack) is a little more difficult.
-Then, make sure you clean any excess junk out of the pad cup. Goo-Gone will get the job done.
-Next, using a gas match, melt a drop of shelac into the pad cup and quickly press the pad into the cup and hold it for about 30 seconds.
-After that, put the key back on the horn and hold the key shut while holding the gas match flame to the back of the pad cup. ***Use a gas match, not a candle of a normal match*** Hold for about 30 seconds. Then, take the flame away and hold for another 30 seconds. This will seat the pad on the tone hole so it wont leak.
*Also, use this pad seating method described in the last step to fix most leaks. Avoid bending keys whenever possible.