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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello, my dear friends. Brace yourselves for a really dumb question from an intermediate-level player. During the 17 years that I have been playing, I have used different mouthpieces and different reeds, and found that each mouthpiece had its own unique "sweet spot" on the neck cork, at which...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have a cheap Chinese Soprano which plays great for my level! I have swapped the mouthpiece for a Yamaha 4C. The only issue is that I have had to sand the Mouthpiece cork down to super thin so I can get it on enough, to play in tune. This makes the cork very susceptible to damage. So I have...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Which is for main stack timing adjustment: adjustment screws or sanded cork? My current horn (Phil Barone "Classic" Tenor) came with adjustment screws from the factory, but the previous technician didn't use them. Meaning every place on the main stacks where there is an adjustment screw, the...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me source the material needed for the long Bb contact and G# contact respectively. They seem to be some sort of solid plastic but can not find them anywhere. Thanks, Cally
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Just aquired a Bundy II Tenor from eBay. Seller says it was purchased new in 1983. I paid $280 US shipped. It looks like it was played very little. Laquer is 95%. Two very small dings and very lightly scratched on the bow. It is in near perfect playing condition, except the High F# pad is shot...
  6. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I was trying out a Buescher Big B Baritone Sax with a Charles Bay Mouthpiece . It sounded great and played pretty well in tune across the registers BUT to achieve the right intonation I had to push my mouthpiece so far in it was about an inch past where the cork ended. Is this a bad omen for the...
  7. Clarinet
    I was talking to my band teacher if I could borrow a school clarinet over the summer (since i plan to major in music) and since I already play sax, I figured that it would be fun to learn a new instrument. However, two days later a cork on the part that connects the cone shaped object and the...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello! I'm a student, still in high school, and have recently run into a problem on my sax's neck: When I took my mouthpiece off the neck last night the cork cracked. I had an audition today so I was forced to put a mouthpiece back on, and when I removed it afterward, the back quarter of the...
  9. Eb Baritone
    Hello everyone. To get my bari in tune I've had to slide the mpc way down beyond the cork. This is true using my standard yamaha 5c and my Rico Graftonite B7 mpc. It plays well once I've made the adjustment and I can totally live with it. I've read in various places online that there is no limit...
  10. C Melody Soprano, Contralto & Tenor
    My tenor MP is too large for the C-Mel neck cork. Currently have teflon tape wrapped to make up the missing diameter. What's the best way to keep it on? Alternatively, should I re-cork and if so, what thickness cork? (3/32" and sand down to fit?) Thanks, SteveM
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