Re: hippy sax player
In the past, they have made a few different types of pads, The most common are the felt pads, which just don't hold up very well at all. They have made vinyl pads also. Some of the cheaper horns use them, and they don't last either. It almost seems like I recall seeing rubber pads also. Sax Medic may offer some alternatives, but really, the leather pads are the best. I can understand and appreciate where you're coming from here, but i wouldn't compromise the performance of my horn, just to avoid leather pads. Just imagine that the pads came from a mean cow who busted through his fence and ran out into the road and got hit by a bus!