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High C tone quality problem

Hi, I play a Yanagisawa A-992, which I purchased a few weeks ago at Chuck Levins' Washington Music Store. Here's my problem:…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

how to become a saxophone repair tech

I love playing sax and I love to fix things all at the same time. I am starting to seriously think about becoming a repair te…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

How can I remove silver plate?

Do I have to buff it off or is there an electro-chemical means?

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

delacquering yamaha

if i wanted to delacquer my student marching horn (a yas 23), what would be the necessary steps? would i need to fully disass…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Need top-notch tech on West Coast for MK VI overhaul

Hi Folks! I am looking for a top-notch technician to overhaul a Selmer Mark VI tenor. In needs some dents removed, new pads,…

11 years ago
by nlyons@oberlin.edu (18 posts)

Overhaul Overview

Overhaul Overview The purpose of this article is not to tell you how to do it, but rather to acquaint you with the various…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

cleaning my alto

i need help cleaning my alto, its old and i dont know what to use cuz i dont want to ruin it! its my baby!! its "dying"!!!tha…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

repadding a Buescher

I am looking to get my Buescher repadded, I want to get high quality pads. What would you sugjest?

11 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

spiff up the sax

I have a keilsworth st 90 alto and it needs a makeover. I mean there aren't any major problems with it and it plays awesomly,…

11 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Cheap leak light

I have just made a very cheap, very effective leak light. To make it you need: 1 Mini Mag light 1 roll of electrical tape 1 c…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Removing dents

I'm no tech but removed a dent from a used Mark VI Tenor using one of those Pop a Dent kits they sell on TV for about $20. Ca…

11 years ago
by chuangtzu (1 post)

Bent necks

I was recently repairing a Mark VI tenor, and as I was looking over the neck, I noticed some STRANGE things. The neck had be…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Another bent neck

The neck of my chuberry tenor is somehow spoiled. You can´t see any big damage, but with this neck the horn is a little flat…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

How can I get started with instrument repair?

Hello, I'm a freshmond in high school but have already become know as thr "Professer" at school because I'm the most knowledg…

11 years ago
by NeedAFix (6 posts)

neck trouble

I have had a Keilworth ST 90 for about 6 years now and it hasn't given me any serious trouble. But for the past two years, th…

11 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Vintage Sax Repair

Looking for top of the line repairman near Dallas, TX area. Horns to have work: 1971 Mark VI, 1927 King Sexello Soprano, and…

11 years ago
by saxman58 (14 posts)

Wheres the best place to get a Bari overhaul?

Once the school year is over I want to get my bari overhauled, but seeing how it is a Mark VI I won't trust just any old repa…

11 years ago
by mega band geek (60 posts)

Polishing silver…

Does anyone put a coat of was once they get done polishing something? It would stop any oxidation and prevent tarnish. It’s…

11 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Re-engraving and gold plating a conn 10M (1941)

so I got this horn 6 years ago when I was still in high school for $800... which is a steal since the guy I bought it from sa…

11 years ago
by Balanced (4 posts)

Buzzing High F

I have a Selmer Mark 6 Baritone Saxophone. Recently I have been noticing that there is an incredibly annoying metalic buzzing…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Berg Larsen bari mouthpiece

When I took over playing the bari sax forone of my school's jazz bands, I found a metal mouthpiece laying in the case. Nobody…

11 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)
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