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by SuperAction77
(4 posts)
6 years ago

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 them. how they work, what they are intended to do, do they work? any discussion would be helpfull. i play on a super action 80 series 2 alto, thats the sax i would add the pads onto.

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  1. by chalazon
    (547 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Roo pads, do they work?

    yes, they do work..just fine.

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    1. by kelsey
      (807 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Roo pads, do they work?

      I use Kangaroo pads from Prestini. I have them in both my Mark Vl alto and tenor. I really love them. When I replace pads I will do it with these same Prestini pads. Roo pads are a brand name and I have heard, although made of Kangaroo skin, they are too thick. This is second hand info. It may or may not be true. I can reccogmend the Prestini kangaroo pads. They are expensive and take a while to get, as they are specially made, but they are great,,,,,,,,,,,Kelsey
      Barry Kelsey

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      1. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Roo pads, do they work?

        they last longer than normal leather pads. why? has to do something with how they absorb the spit, so they dry out a lot slower than normal leather.

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        1. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          they exist in a different time/space continuemmm.

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        2. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          chalazon, do you provide any advice anymore?

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        3. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          sure, see my latest post on vintage. just trying tom keep it light. cheers..

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        4. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          someday, when we find out they do exist in a different time stream, chalzon can laugh at you for not believing him.

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        5. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          LOL

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        6. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          Very good answer there, chalazon. I will be sure to scour alternate dimensions looking for said pads whenever I happen to be in the area :)

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        7. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          if you find some decent reeds on your travels, pick me up a box or two

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        8. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          Oh, I know of some people that are going to be progressing to Inter-Galactic band after they trudge up through all-states/all-eastern/all-nation/all-hemisphere/all-world bands this spring. I hear it is being hosted by Gliese 876 d, a planet that orbits a star in the Aquarius constellation. I've heard they have cane farms there, and reeds are their major export!

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        9. by saxxsymbol
          (217 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          I have black roo pads on all three of my saxes. They provide a very solid feel under the fingers. They resist sticking ,look great and they won't show dirt. The only potential negative is your toneholes need to be level. The advantage soft pads have is they can seal on slightly unlevel toneholes. With the harder roo pads your toneholes need to be perfect. This will also make your horn respond better.

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        10. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          your tone holes should be level anyway just remembered this was on that site: www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Testing/Roo_pads.htm and for the level tone hole thing, an interesting review: www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Reviews/Saxes/Tenor/Keilwerth_sx90r_tenor.htm

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        11. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          Cuber, you are the man! I just went to the shwoodwind site, and oh my..what a resource this is..I have a feeling I'll be hangin' out with this guy on a regular basis. So, thanks, Pal, for the great tip! keep up the good work, spread the word, and keep the faith. yours..C

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        12. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Roo pads, do they work?

          man, if ive kept track of all the hours ive spent reading stuff on shwoodwind, id almost want them back. but i dont, its time well spent.

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