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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all, I help out with a high school band and their best bari sax is a Yanagisawa B-901 that is having some issues with the low C# (C#3?) and also the low B key. When held in a very vertical position the keys seem to work normally. However, when the kid that plays it sits (and this instrument...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    . Dear friends, I've been playing a Yanagisawa 901 soprano for about ten years now, and a 901 tenor, as well. I noticed that, every six months to one year, I had to adjust one little screw on each, and then each was back to playing well for another six months or more. On the tenor, it was...
  3. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    I am a late bloomer when it comes to the sax. In fact, I did not start playing music until I turned 40 and crashed due to a medical problem. I was on my back for 9 months so I took up playing the harmonica just to help pass the time. After that, I never was quite the same (in multiple ways!)...
  4. Buescher
    Hi SOTWers ! I just recently had the chance and funds to purchase a TH&C tenor from 1948. It came in pretty good shape but I have noticed that the vent key on the upper right side of the horn that should open from D to G# in the middle register is not working properly. Although the G side of...
  5. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    On tenor I've been playing a Lawton 10*BB for the past several years and really like it, however I've recently been giving some extra time and thought to this original Tone Master I have. The Tone Master had been opened by Brian Powell up to around .130. My Lawton is a small chamber, high baffle...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I was wondering what cost of a yearly adjustment would be around. In addition, how much does it cost to take your sax to Emilio. Thanks
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all, I am new here on the forums and I wanted to know if there is a way to "soften" the side alternate f key on alto by myself . The reason I would like to do this is because it feels way too stiff, as I have to push down on it excessively for it to open. It feels like a spring problem. I...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I feel like my horn needs to constantly be fixed! When I get it back from the repairman, it sounds great, feels great, but maybe a month after that, it feels like there are some leaks in there, extra airiness around the horn. Is this normal? Is there some way I can prevent this? My horn is a...
  9. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I have a metal Bari mouthpiece for my baritone sax, and while I always like the sound of it, I could never control it, so I was using a hard rubber Jodi Jazz mouthpiece, which has a good sound, too, and is much easier to control, but the sound is tamer. Recently I had my instrument adjusted by...
  10. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    On my 1927 Conn New Wonder II bari, the C# pinky key sits almost 1/4' (0.227") higher than the B and B-flat keys, making it very dificult to move around (B-flat to C# is particularly nasty). The B key is one solid run from the pad cup to the key, so once the pad height is regulated for tuning...
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