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Tricks for sticky key?

The G# on my vintage Conn has begun sticking closed and I'm not sure what I can do to correct it. The pads are only a year ol…

2 weeks ago
by silscio (1 post)

Old Selmer Baritone Saxophone

Hey gang, I am doing repair work for a middle school in my area and they brought me an old Selmer Baritone Saxophone. …

4 weeks ago
by GFC (712 posts)

Selmer SA80 SII lacquer removal

Hi folks, 

I've decided I want to strip the lacquer from the body of my SA80 SII alto, bought new around 1…

1 month ago
by GFC (712 posts)

Springs and barbercue

Brasswinds are much simpler instruments than woodwinds. A statement of fact few here would disagree with, I'm sure. That's…

2 months ago
by RobertD (28 posts)

Air Leak

Hi I got a new Selmer La Voix II about a month ago, and suddenly the middle range is not playing right.  It feels lik…

3 months ago
by eaglescout2516 (3 posts)

Repair early model Brilhart Level Air's bite plate

I have a Level Air that I purchased in 1966. The bite plate is almost worn through, and I need to replace it. Can anyone stee…

3 months ago
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Perpetually sharp vintage Bari

I have a 1937 Buescher Aristocrat baritone sax with an interesting problem. For a while now it has been playing extremely…

4 months ago
by bjroosevelt (43 posts)

Dolnet's Last Run of Saxes The Universal and Universa


5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer
6 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Something wrong with my sax or something I am doing??


I play alto sax, and about half a year ago it started being weird. I would go to play it and no sound would…

10 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (196 posts)

Keilwerth SX90R Baritone Sax busted in car accident

So I work in a repair shop, and we just got in this SX90R bari sax that was in a car accident and now it's in pieces.…

11 months ago
by julezlyndzay

Complete Assembly Diagram Needed

Anyone know where to find assembly instructions for an alto sax COMPLETELY disassembled? I happen to have quite the puzzle…

11 months ago
by kokonutmonkey916

G sharp spring loose

Looking thru this forum i note that the g sharp spring is a less strong one , my prob is where does it attach .. alto is a…

1 year ago
by rimsky

G & below will not activate with octave key

Hi All I have bought a new sterling alto sax, I have had problems with this sax since the first day, the octave key was no…

1 year ago
by Avid's (3 posts)

cork and felt glue used for instrument setup




1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Soprano saxophone D is out of tune

pretty much what the title says! The third octave D on my soprano sax sounds completely out of tune but all the notes abov…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (196 posts)

Sax Repair Located in Nassau County NY

Hi all. Do any of you have any recommendations for a great - pro-level sax repairman working out of Nassau County, NY. Tha…

1 year ago
by rwg1000000

1924 Buescher Alto

I'm looking for the neck screw for mine. I got it back recently from overhaul and cleanup. Looks, plays and sounds great!…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (196 posts)

White Selmer Super Action 80 II

I have a SA 80 II I would like to relacquored White and Gold. I want the outside body white and the inside and keys g…

1 year ago
by DrRod78

A to D octave issue

I play a great 5 digit Mark 6 alto in a number of bands. I am a seasoned player with decades of performing. I also play al…

1 year ago
by blrsax

Saxophone Cleaning


My tenor gets swabbed and wiped down every time I finish a session.  And from time to time (not as oft…

1 year ago
by tempomaster (35 posts)


My Friffling Skills seem out of wack.

My input is greater than my output.

But, experience is priceless.

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (196 posts)

New to me 1924 Buescher Alto

So I just picked up a 1924 Buescher Alto Sax. It needs a full overhaul. I have no idea on what a reasonable price should b…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (196 posts)

Tenor Sax problem

I am missing a little rubber thing on the left part of whatever that is, and I would like to know what it is so I can know…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (196 posts)

Octave Key

Quick question... what type of solder do I need to use to solder an octave key back on the neck?

Thank you

2 years ago
by mattmontalto (3 posts)
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