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by muzikman_wky
(17 posts)
8 years ago

Thats Odd....

Something is wrong with my sax... I can't hit the low notes (C-Bb) as smooth as I used to... if I do try to play them, a funny noise comes out before the actual note sounds...

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  1. by Dave Dix
    (421 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: Thats Odd....

    Air leak , the first thing to check is a leaking G# key . Press the low F key then look at the key above as you press the l/h pinkie G# and check if it moves slightly , if so its leaking Dave

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    1. by muzikman_wky
      (17 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: Thats Odd....

      could i fix it myself?

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      1. by Dave Dix
        (421 posts)

        8 years ago

        Re: Thats Odd....

        If is the G# key leaking and you have a modern sax ,yes you just turn the adjusting screw above the keycup but only a small amount and re-check DAVE

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        1. by muzikman_wky
          (17 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Thats Odd....

          Thanks... I'll check it out...

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        2. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Thats Odd....

          either that or it's the Eb/D# key. If you march in the cold during the football season, and don't clean your sax out, that pad could become very annoying. Last year, mine went bad in January, and I didn't get it fixed until may. Try checking that key.

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