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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    The horn took a spill in the living room - it hit the floor on the butt end of the rod connected to the right hand pinky keys. This dent caused the Eb tone hole to bend as well as the pad over it being displaced. Otherwise, there is no damage. I've attached some photos of the damage. The horn...
  2. Sax Body and Finish
    I've had my Ref 54 alto for almost three years now, and I still am obsessed with it (I named it Katie... I know, I know... Alas, a lonely life is a life in vain.) Anyways, about a month or two ago, I noticed a tiny ding on Katie's neck. Now it isn't big enough to affect sound but... it's...
  3. Selmer (Paris)
    So, I own a Selmer Reference 54 tenor saxophone, and needless to say, it's one of my very most prized possessions. Over the years, however, a few things have happened: (1) In a couple random spots, one will find a (very small) ding, about 0.4 mm by 0.5 cm long- or even shorter, (2) some of the...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Just received a bari I purchased from a out-of-state seller. I understand about the possible pitfalls of doing this, and I thought I asked a pointed question regarding the condition, "Can I get some more detailed pictures, especially where you see any dings & dents. I see the lacquer 'wear'...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    On curved sopranos and straight ones that have two necks, the necks can sometimes get dents. They are a tricky to get out because of the shape and size - and the octave pip getting in the way. If you have the curved neck they tend to slip round when you apply pressure. Just wondering what you...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    We are looking to purchase a vintage tenor for my son- (19, in college, playing 8 years plus) Can anyone tell me how important a "dent" is on a horn... As in, what "size" dent can be overlooked compared to a dent that has hurt the sax to the point it will never play as it once had in the past...
  7. Sax Body and Finish
    ...here's the thing. as i've said before, i've been using my cousin's saxophone. it has a rather large dent in its bell, and i was wondering if there's any possible way to fix that?
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