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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    FYI, I made this 18" leak light last year. It's a typical low power 12V LED system. It consumes ~10watts. By using a spiral configuration I was able to pack about 40% more LEDs compared to my first 3 strips design (already quite bright). This design is much brighter, has better 360deg light...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Some months ago I made my first attempt at an overhaul of a silver-plated Ida Maria Grassi, Export model from 1974 that I won on eBay. The overhaul included: - washing and polishing of th ebody and keys; - replating lost silver-plate with an electroplating brush; - tonehole leveling; - repad...
  3. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi, all When I started my publishing company 5 years ago, I was convinced that I'd only be selling digital versions of my sheet music. It was 2010 after all... In short order I realized that printed music wasn't going away anytime soon, so I had to come up with an affordable and easy system for...
  4. Sax Body and Finish
    I have a Keilwerth SX90R with a nickel body tube and brass keys and hardware. It's starting to get spotty from saliva and elements in general. Has anyone had success with a fine abrasive and hand or airbrushing blending lacquer? Thanks. Mark
  5. Ligatures
    If you're interested in DIY experimentation, I'd like to share this 'invention' of mine. If you take any reasonbly good quality stock 6$ ligature, two finishing nails, and some appropriate glue, you can make it. You simply take the right diameter finishing nails, and cut them down to a length...
  6. Cases
    A few months ago I bought an alto Hiscox case very cheap. Only problem was the interior had a really bad smell and the lining inside was shot to hell. It was coming off at the edges, and some very bad DIY glueing and gaffer tape repairs weren't helping it's looks or function either. After...
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