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by soccerally1
(1 post)
4 years ago

Alto Sax Octave Key Issue HELPPP!

So, Whenever i try and play the "lower" high notes with the octave key they sound leaky and squeak. This is mostly with my mid range D, E, and F my G is still fine. What do you think the problem is, just so you know I've been playing for 6 years, and this has not been an issue up until now, I cleaned my sax extensively and it didn't do anything.Please help!

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  1. by dgallego
    (27 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Alto Sax Octave Key Issue HELPPP!

    check to see if you lost a cork and that all pads are closing. Some horns can be a pain in the bottom and related. It sound like you have a leak somewhere. Have you tested it with a leak light? It is a tool every sax player should have.

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  2. by Jaspire
    (2 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Alto Sax Octave Key Issue HELPPP!

    In addition to checking the lower stack (D, E, F) key pads for leaks, I would check whether the low E flat or low C sharp key pads are leaking, and also whether the neck octave key pad closes when you change from octave A to octave G.

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