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Saxophone Tuning Need Help!!!!

I have a 2004 monique bari sax that is full of tunning issues. I have heard that by adjusting the distance my pads open I mig…

9 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

old sax restoration

I found a few old saxophones at a pawn shop with my brother yesterday. I don't know what kind and I think some of them were b…

9 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Is this sax relacquered?

is it in good shape?

9 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax 37XXX (1981) problems

Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax 37XXX (1981) ok.. this saxaphone layed dorment for 7 years totally taken apart.. so naturally some…

10 years ago
by jaketg99 (3 posts)

Is repading a sax really as hard as your local tech would like you to think.

I have an old sax in really good condition but it needs a couple new pads. I really don't see the point in paying so much to…

10 years ago
by saxandbassplayer (42 posts)

Need Alto neck

Picked up a old 1959 Conn Shooting Star alto sax for my daughter to use in marching band. I don't want her to mess up her pro…

10 years ago
by grandpacrotchrocket (10 posts)

Reputable vintage repair shop in or nearest to Louisville, KY

Does anyone know of a good, reputable repair shop that handles vintage saxes in the Louisville, KY area? I would rather not s…

10 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Jbtsax's Moving The Mouthpiece - Derin Insert Tests

This is an interesting topic. I hope you don't mind my migrating it here from over there. It seemed to have bogged down. Unde…

10 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

King Tempo Bari parts

I have a beater King Tempo (german made Keilworth stencil) that I'd like to place back in service. It's got a broken neck soc…

10 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

"The Martin" Tenor Pad Question

Hey all. Wondering if anyone knew what the original pad/reso combo on these was. I've heard from some people that they need t…

10 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

Key Guards

where can I find 2 key guards -- one for the Eb one for the C -- King Super 20 ALTO let me know --- John Bell --(jboctet@aol.…

10 years ago
by jboctet (1 post)

Limp Neck

I've owned my bari for 2 1/2 years now, and have never had problems with it, until recently. The neck has become loose, and n…

10 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

neck problem??

ive been playing my laquer cannonball global series tenor for a number of years now; and been using the silver neck exclusiv…

10 years ago
by RyanCannonball (37 posts)

Good/Reasonable Repair Shop In LA?

Can anyone recommend some shops in the L.A. (not OC) area that won't charge too much, but also do great work? I've heard Mann…

10 years ago
by haduran (52 posts)

"stuffy" D problem

I am curious about an issue i am having with a newly aquired hohner president tenor. after trying different mouthpieces and f…

10 years ago
by musicwriter2001 (14 posts)

who know sax repair in new york

does anyone know the repair man in new york who're good and repair for affordable price. i just dropped my sax and some pads…

10 years ago
by I8BurntToast (5 posts)

Cleaning satin or matte silver

What is the best way to clean a satin or matte silver sax. It isn't tarnished. It's just dirty.

10 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Roo pads, do they work?

i just met a guy who recently got an overhaul of his reference 54 and got roo pads added on. does anyone know anything about…

10 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

"leak" that won't go away

I've got a nice 1962 Mark VI tenor that seems as if it has some kind of solution-less leak.Low notes from F downward seem lea…

10 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Relacquering a saxophone...

Hi there, So two years ago I received a Selmer Mark VI Alto, serial number 180xxx from a member of the family. After the fir…

10 years ago
by saxandbassplayer (42 posts)

Should I Re-Lacquer it?

I just bought Buescher True Tone from private seller for really cheap. I never played saxophone. However, I decided to buy on…

10 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

pads for old Selmer USA

Hey everyone. I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance if you can. I need to replace one pad on my old high school Selme…

10 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

stripping silver plated Mark VI

I have a 97000 Mark VI silver plated tenor.It's been re-silvered.I'm seriously considering stripping the silver off.What are…

10 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

I NEED A REPLACEMENT 1925 ALTO CONN OCTAVE LEVER POST

I HAVE A NICKLE PLATED 1925 CONN ALTO WITH A MISSING OCTAVE LEVER POST. ONE OF THE GUIDING POSTS AT THE VERY TOP OF THE BODY.…

10 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)

snap in pads on Buescher saxes

So, here's one for you, gentle

10 years ago
by MRFIXIT (19 posts)
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