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Hawkes&Son mystery C Melody?

I have been given a Hawkes & Son C Melody saxophone which seems very very old and has been difficult to research

3 weeks ago
by merseymale (4 posts)

My website for sax repairs

Visit my website www.saxmanrepairs.com for info on sax repairs.
All types of sax repairs
Very competative prices…

1 month ago
by CalebFeiring (1 post)

Cleaning Reed Mold

Im really bad at the saxophone, and It’s my second year playing on it.
I noticed black / grey gunk growing on m…

2 months ago
by mgictwnger (37 posts)

1929 Martin Handcraft Alto - parts?!?

I'm looking for anyone out there who has a few parts to spare for a 1929 Martin Handcraft Alto (gold-plate). I need t…

4 months ago
by jwisner (2 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.…

4 months ago
by Catracer (5 posts)

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…

4 months ago
by mgictwnger (37 posts)

Keilwerth SX90-R Springs

Hello my name is ed Quintana I live in Miami and I'm looking for the set of springs for my sax it's a SX90-R Black nickel…

5 months ago
by edquintanamiami

Sticky G# key

Yesterday I rented a Keilsworth Soprano sax, and i'm attempting to relearn after a 12 year hiatus. I'm finding that the G# ke…

7 months ago
by RavenSax (4 posts)

Martin Pivot screws

I was looking at a Martin Committee II tenor over the weekend.

It was missing the lower pivot screw for the High E…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

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. …

8 months ago
by GFC (734 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…

9 months ago
by GFC (734 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…

9 months ago
by RobertD (59 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…

10 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…

11 months ago
by wrivell@ymail.com (1 post)

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…

12 months ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)
1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer
1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

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

Hi,

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

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Complete Assembly Diagram Needed

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

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by Avid's (3 posts)

cork and felt glue used for instrument setup

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2 years 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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 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…

2 years 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!…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)
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