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  1. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    Hello everyone, I have three mouthpieces for my tenor, and all three of them have significantly different sized bores. One is 3D printed (smallest bore), the one I use the most (and exclusively because its all the cork will accept right now) is a C* soloist (medium) and the third is my jazz...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey guys and gals, So I'm looking for a new (old) horn, and I need something that allows for a full range of microtonal fingerings - like most modern horns do. However, Conns in particular have a mechanism in the right stack where pressing down the D key also triggers the E key. Some models...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    :)Hi all Greetings from Dublin Been getting help from this and other forums for a long time so decided to contribute something i think is usefull. I refer here to Stephen Howards article at shwoodwind on the use of a moldable material which he used for palm key risers and such called sugru...
  4. 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...
  5. Flute & Piccolo
    picking up the flute after playing the sax for years is just frustrating. The fingerings are really ridiculous when compared to how slick a sax feels. I mean really, why can't I hold G# down? Why can't Eb just hold itself open unless i'm playing D so I don't have an awkward E to D transition...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I've been playing saxophone for a number of years and have pretty much only had experience with one horn (my own) as I grew up in Brazil and was satisfied with it because it was all I knew. Unfortunately as i am now in music college I am having a hard time playing repertoire that require more...
  7. Sax Body and Finish
    Hello all, I have a silver plated (presumably) Steve Goodson tenor saxophone. I originally bought the horn cheap on eBay as a kind of toss around horn for marching band/pep band and situations where I don't want my Custom Z to get in harms way. The finish on the horn is a little cheap and the...
  8. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Re: MartinMods - The Martin Baritone Mouthpiece Matching That's are great news lance. Sorry for writing from the exile in Africa but... how about the horns you got to modify them??? There are some horns there in your custody waiting for longer than 1 1/2 year to be completed and you are...
  9. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    Hi there, I have a alto metalite M7 and mainly use plasticover number 3. The thing is i found that the sound is so smooth/pure/clean (i hope i describe this clearly), as if it sounds like soprano sax in many smooth jazz CDs. When i tried it, the sound was like blended in, didnt stand out. It...
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