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23 minutes ago
by thean1959

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…

4 weeks 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 month 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…

2 months ago
by bjroosevelt (23 posts)

Dolnet's Last Run of Saxes The Universal and Universa


3 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer
4 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…

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (172 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.…

9 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…

9 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…

11 months 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…

11 months 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 (172 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 (172 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.

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (172 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 (172 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 (172 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)

Selmer Series III Alto High E/F/F# Teardrop Key question

I have a Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series III Alto.  I have recently noticed that the Hie E,F,F# Left hand key (Te…

2 years ago
by adrian3a

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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (172 posts)

Tenor Madness, Inc. Repair Technician Reach Out...

Hi Everybody,

My name is Thomas Helmer and I've been working with Randy going on 10 years this summer! I've learne…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (172 posts)
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