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  1. 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...
  2. Buescher
    Hi SOTWers ! I just recently had the chance and funds to purchase a TH&C tenor from 1948. It came in pretty good shape but I have noticed that the vent key on the upper right side of the horn that should open from D to G# in the middle register is not working properly. Although the G side of...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have a project in the works that may be of interest to some readers: I've been working on an adaptation of a Tenor Sax to be played with the Left Hand ONLY. The project is nearing completion, with maybe a couple months left. Here's a link to a "set" of photos on flickr showing the...
  4. 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...
  5. Flute & Piccolo
    Hello all, nice to be back, I work as the instrument manager at McMaster University, and I do occasional adjustments and repairs (my job is mostly assignment of instruments). As a sax man, I don't have much experience with the other instruments of the woodwind family, but I'm learning as I go...
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