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New To Repairing - Help with installing pads?

Hey Everyone,

I've just started training in repair at work here in Brisbane. I'm beginning to get the art of pu…

2 years ago
by saxgourmet (115 posts)

Should I just buy a new saxophone?

I've been playing an Andreas Eastman ETS640-GL tenor saxophone for a little over a year now. Well, what can i say, it play…

2 years ago
by Saxquest (337 posts)

***WARNING - Dave Spiegelthal***

I am posting the details of my recent dealings with Dave as a warning to anyone thinking about sending him there i…

2 years ago
by alexrm78

Dent in body.

Hello, I'm new to this forum.

So. I dropped my alto and theres a dent on the top of the body.

Is the…

2 years ago
by Saxquest (337 posts)

Gluing keypads

I am using shellac for the first time and getting in a pickle... I am melting the flakes over a flame but by the time I ge…

2 years ago
by saxgourmet (115 posts)

How much would it cost to do an adjastment on Tenor sax? (YTS-62)

Hello,

 

I'm wondering how much would i cost to do tenor saxophone adjastment (Yamaha YTS-62) Really…

2 years ago
by edikromanyuk

YTS 62 purple logo

I just recieved my backup tenor sent from Saxquest after an overhaul. The horn is perfect. Thanks to Mark Overto…

2 years ago
by kelsey

How much would this cost to repair?(Yamaha YTS-62)

Just boght a YTS-62 yesterday. Bought it cheap because it looks pretty bad lol but still sounds beautiful. So i was wonder…

2 years ago
by Saxquest (337 posts)

reliable shops in the Hudson Valley

hi, my Buescher bari needs some TLC, probably repadding at the very least. Is there anyone reliable in the Newburgh/Beacon…

2 years ago
by ruthwalker

Cost of a general service for a Selmer 80 Super Action Bari

Hey!
I'm hoping someone can help me - I've had my Bari for 7 years and only recently left it in for a general service…

2 years ago
by GFC (409 posts)

How can one learn to repair and restore saxes?

I really like vintage horns and I think restoring them would be a fun hobby and it would be neat to learn how to repair and r…

2 years ago
by GFC (409 posts)

Elkhart Restoration

We are looking to restore an Elkhart sax that my husband inherrited. We'd love to have it looking in top notch for display…

2 years ago
by holleyd72 (6 posts)

High B, Bb are very flat

I've got a serious intonation problem with my high B and Bb (I primarily use front Bb): They're both about 20-30 cents fla…

2 years ago
by Sinisterniik (2 posts)

sticking

Hey Y'All........I have heard all the tales about sticking pads and Talc, dollar bills, etc........I've got an E.M Winston So…

2 years ago
by Vernon (4 posts)

Replacement Alto Sax neck

I have a yamaha YA23 alto sax but unfortunately the neck is missing can anyone give me any tips as to finding a replacemen…

2 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

My saxophone Eb key is stuck with my low C key, any help?

I play a tenor saxophone, and the Eb key is stuck with the C key. They go on top of one another and won't work now. I just…

2 years ago
by jxian24 (2 posts)

Airy/quiet sound

  I've tried to blow harder, use a different reed, adjust my mouthpiece, and adjust my reed on my mouthpiece. I've be…

2 years ago
by Zaxman (14 posts)

Buescher Aristocrat by Selmer '63 repairable?

As a musician feeling comfortable playing bass and guitar in college I now wish to pick up playing Alto an instrument I've…

3 years ago
by NathanR (3 posts)

Refinish Sax

I am aware that relacquering a Mark Vl brings down about a $1000.00 off the selling price...Is this because of c…

3 years ago
by kelsey (832 posts)

Alto D octave issue

Hello,

 

     Ive had an issue with my Eb alto for years, (School band for 5 years) Th…

3 years ago
by mculbertson (1 post)

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…

3 years ago
by gloss1 (27 posts)

Problems with High G and Lower Register Notes

Hi. I have been playing Alto Sax for 5 years on this horn, and now I have developed a problem.

When I play a high…

3 years ago
by ewh1995 (2 posts)

GEORGE SARKIS - "THE DOCTOR OF HORNS"

During a recent internet search for saxophone related information I found this forum. Although not related in the current sen…

3 years ago
by DannyLuciano (1 post)

Mouthpiece Cleaning

I really try to keep my mouthpiece away from any cleaning products of any kind and just stick to cold water since it's hard r…

3 years ago
by tomdroe@gmail.com (7 posts)

NEVER THROW AWAY YOUR INSTRUMENT

SEE HOW A TOTALY BURNED ALTO SELMER MARK VI COME TO LIVE... 1 replies by DR. MUSIC (1 post) 4 years ago

3 years ago
by tomdroe@gmail.com (7 posts)
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