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  1. Yamaha
    Kind of a weird, blue-sky question here... I have a Yamaha Custom Z alto. Over the many years that I've had it, my arthritis has gotten worse... and especially in my left thumb. My question is: Could the octave key be re-configured so the paddle is welded to the LEFT side of the rod, instead...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Dear Masters, I have searched for this information of SOTW and have not located any detailed discussion/description of the proper method to go about adjusting this keywork. I am currently working on getting a Buescher from the 1970s rebuilt and I am struggling with getting the linked keys in...
  3. Bb Soprano
    Recently I've noticed that there's a lot of "play" in the octave key on my Selmer Mark VI. It looks like a fairly complex little mechanism. There's a "C" that has cork on it that holds on to a rod, and then the rod pivots on a pin... both of these have some play in them. Do I just need to have...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    hi everyone at SOTW, i got a bundy 2 alto sax, and the high D key broke in two pieces, if the key is made of brass i can weld it with silver, but i'm not sure if it is brass, so, is it brass??
  5. General Discussion
    I was wondering what are the Key differences between the keywork on a modern saxophone and the keywork of say a 30's or 40's era saxophone? What is different physically or in action? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of modern keywork, and of classic keywork?
  6. Sax Body and Finish
    So I am planning to buy and intermediate/advanced alto saxophone and I came across several of them, of which showed me two types of key button materials. One is mother of pearl and the other is polyester. I'm think my current standard saxophone is mother of pearl but I'm not sure. And pictures...
  7. Tips and Techniques
    Using your ears is a highly overlooked skill in today's jazz education landscape. So many books, so little emphasis on listening - both to great recordings AND to the people you're playing with. In this candid interview Cyrus discusses some very important topics every musician will benefit from...
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