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  1. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    My high A sounds like trash. A mixture of spitty, airy, thin, and just dead. Please help! :line6: My A with the octave key is just not working correctly. I've taken it to music service shop to be fixed, explicitly letting them know that I had a problem with my high A. They "fixed" it for $60...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey, everyone! This is my first post on SOTW, but I've been reading the discussions for a long time. Hopefully this gets seen by some people—I could really use the help! Thanks in advance for having me. My name's Justin, and I'm an incoming freshman in college majoring in saxophone...
  3. Yamaha
    Title says it all. I don't know why but my G (on top of staff) and sometimes my G#/Ab (still on top) always go to overtones when I'm switching from anything without using the octave key to it. I know it's not my embouchure because I've played on others and they're perfectly fine. This happening...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, and thanks for reading. well I have a bent D key on my tenor sax ( and by this i mean the 6th key where the right "ring finger is") and I don't really have the cash for a guy to fix a whole bunch of other things and charging me for it. It got slightly bent during marching band and now I...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I last played my Yamaha 82 Custom Z tenor sax on Sunday for an audition and it played perfectly fine. I didn't touch it until this Thursday morning in my band class and I discovered there to be octave key issues. The neck, I believe is fine, but I think that something is stuck or there is some...
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