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by RobertD
(63 posts)
2 years ago

Springs and barbercue

Brasswinds are much simpler instruments than woodwinds. A statement of fact few here would disagree with, I'm sure. That's whay I love those little bamboo barbecue skewers. I've been using them for many years on my brasswinds. With these, you can safely guide a brass polishing cloth between valves and slides or just about anywhere else you need to go.

So, I picked up my sax the other day and, low and behold, during a chromatic scale my B key sounded a Bb. I took a look and found my bis key spring was out of its notch. What to do? Take it into the shop? It looked like a pretty simple fix. I got out one of my trusty bamboo skewers and used the round end to gently reseat my gold Norton spring. Problem solved.

Only other problem was, afterwards I suddenly had an uncontrollable urge for a shish kabob.

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (400 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Springs and barbercue

    knitting needle hook.

    Local Walmart.

    Keep it in your case.

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    1. by RobertD
      (63 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Springs and barbercue

      I happen to have some knitting needles right here.

      Great tip! Thanks!

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