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How much do keypads cost actually?

Hi guys,

I recently sent my alto sax for a repad. Just wondering what is the keypad that technicians usually use a…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (415 posts)

Public School Music Programs. Who Really Cares !!

Now that I got your attention,

I CARE!!

As part of my current job I am networking wherever possible.…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (415 posts)

Hot glue or shellac

I'm studying woodwind repair fulltime. I prefer shellac when repairing saxophones. I find it easier to work with, it last lon…

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (415 posts)

Overhaul or naw?

Hello! I've been contemplating this for a while now but I haven't been able to make a decision because I'm not sure my ins…

5 months ago
by GFC (794 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…

5 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

I don't want to relacquer, but it's rusting. Any other options?

Hello!

I've got a Selmer Super Action 80, Series I, that I inherited from my dad and I've been playing for…

5 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Cannonball Tenor High G

Hello, I've been having issues with my tenor saxophones high G. This ouccurs randomly but sometime when I blow into the ho…

5 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Sax tone has changed since overhaul

Hi there!

I am based in South Africa and we really…

6 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (415 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…

6 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (415 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…

6 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Is this repairable and how? How much would it cost?

Hi everyone! I'm a new member to this website and I was wanting to see if anyone could answer my question. I'm a musician…

6 months ago
by RyanCannonball (40 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…

6 months ago
by saxybill1 (8 posts)

CA 1927 Elkhart Horn - Decorator Piece or Diamond in the Rough?

Hi there,

I picked up this Elkhart Inst. Co. LP alto horn, and I'm now trying to sort out whether it would be w…

9 months ago
by neurorocker (2 posts)

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

11 months 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…

11 months 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…

12 months ago
by mgictwnger (41 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.…

1 year ago
by Catracer (6 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by RavenSax (4 posts)

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. …

2 years ago
by GFC (794 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…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 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 years ago
by RobertD (63 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by bjroosevelt (47 posts)
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