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by archguysax
(4 posts)
19 years ago

Changing Needle Springs

Does anyone know how to remove and replace the needle spring on a Conn Shooting Star Alto. Should the springs be pulled off or should they be pushed in? Since the springs are tapered I was thinking you might be able to push them in and remove them. Anyone know?

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  1. by sax_maniac
    (984 posts)

    19 years ago

    Re: Changing Needle Springs

    Push the spring back through the post. They are tapered and normally flattened on the end before insertion. It might pull through, but I advise aginst using too much force. Use a countersink punch and a small hammer lightly if it's stubborn.

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