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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…

3 weeks ago
by neurorocker (2 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…

2 months ago
by mijderf (183 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

3 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…

4 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…

4 months ago
by mgictwnger (38 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 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.…

7 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…

7 months ago
by mgictwnger (38 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…

7 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…

9 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…

10 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. …

11 months ago
by GFC (762 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…

11 months ago
by GFC (762 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…

12 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (295 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 (295 posts)
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