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by obsessedwithsax
(1 post)
7 years ago

Squeaky notes

I have a Buescher alto sax, ma

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  1. by 2saxy
    (25 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Squeaky notes

    For one thing, if it's 10 to 15 years old, you might want to get a new sax, BUT heres some suggestions.... For one, try looking at the palm keys, if they aren't coming down all the way, that can cause a lot of squeaking. This has happened to a lot of old saxophones I've dealed with. You could also try checking if theres any holes in any of the pads, or pieces of the pad that are abnormally sticking out/in.

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    1. by newreedsyndrome
      (343 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Squeaky notes

      Haha, dude, 10 or 15 years is not an old horn. One of my favorite tenors is a old Chu from 1925!

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  2. by FutureBandTeacher
    (45 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Squeaky notes

    How long have you been playing? Check posture, make sure your neck strap is adjusted so that you can play with your back straight.

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  3. by 2saxy
    (25 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Squeaky notes

    Oh, you can try getting a new ligature, I prefer the Bay brand, it helped me with my low notes. Also, if you've recently run your mouthpiece under hot water, that would most likely be the reason for your squeaky notes. If you did, I'd recommend getting another MP.

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    1. by CountSpatula
      (602 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Squeaky notes

      Could be a lot of things...get a teacher...that would do wonder :)

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  4. by cuber
    (653 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Squeaky notes

    dont listen to these idiots who suggest its the mouthpeice or the lig, use more air, see if pressing the key with more force helps

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    1. by 2saxy
      (25 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Squeaky notes

      IDIOTS?!?!?!?!

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