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  1. Eb Baritone
    I just received a Buescher Big B baritone in the mail. Unfortunately I am unable to actually play test the thing because Weiner Music still hasn't shipped my order of mouthpieces after 5 business days... So I'm trying to determine what sort of condition it's in and whether it got knocked around...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello. I have a minuscule leak on the high F on my bari. However, due to its location on the neck, it affects about 2/3 of the notes I play. I don't have a car and dread having to carry that huge thing in the crowded subway + stairs. Is there a way to safely bend it or adjust it so it seals...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello, I'm new to the forum. Recently, i bought a used Yamaha YAS-23 and i noticed a little leak on the low C key. What you recommend me to do to solve myself this problem? Can i adjust the key, bending it a lit with a pliers? In this case, is it recommended to heat the key before trying ti...
  4. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    My YAS-875Ex has been a paragon of stability since I bought it, but yesterday it suddenly started acting up. Almost all tones in the lower octave started up in the upper octave, and only sounded right when concentrating very hard. Tried all the usual things, and several seemed to work, but after...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I just bought a tenor and have been repairing it. It's my first project horn, so I've been learning a lot. I've put a full new set of RooPads on it and have floated every pad to get a seal. I now have it so no light shows through any of the pads when I put in the leak light. When I close all the...
  6. Martin
    I just found this nice overview of the The Martin Tenor on YouTube. Matt is an expert sax tech and knows a great deal about the Martin horns so the things he points out about the Comm III tenor are good to know if you aren't totally familiar with these wonderful horns or even if you are. One...
  7. General Discussion
    Ok newbie question here, I want to find a sax tech and have them examine my horns. What do I discuss/ask the tech? How do you know if a sax tech is good? What do you expect to pay for a leak check/adjustment and basic set up? I'm mostly in the dark on this.. Is there a good way to find an...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey friends, Got a persistent, replicable issue with the lower right hand keys/octave for sure E, and pretty much all from D to F#. As I play, from or to this area I get a gurgle, flutter type sound. Seems to happen on mf type dynamics or even lower. I can blow louder through it and not...
  9. Reeds
    I've seen this issue come up on a few different threads, but it never seemed like a general consensus was ever reached. I figured I might as well bring it up again. It is something that has never really affected my playing too much, but it has persisted enough to become an annoyance. Whenever I...
  10. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I recently purchased a new Yamaha 62II alto saxophone, and I'm having some trouble with the bell keys. I brought it home and noticed that the C# key lifted with a sort of "bounce", and that the large gap from the Bb to B (and vice versa) made making smooth transitions between the two notes...
  11. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, everyone, normally I try to stay off of these kinds of websites because I think you can drive yourself crazy with sax equipment, but lately I have been experiencing a really annoying problem that has made playing difficult. On the tenor sax I use a Gold Guardala Studio LT with a Selmer...
  12. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I've got a leak in my G# pad which affects the low C#, B and Bb since those mechanisms are on the same rack. I know this problem is caused by the G# arm which connects to the F# key. There's a screw that touches down to the top of the G# key cup. I've eyeballed it and I can see that the cup...
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