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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I am a new member to this forum. I've always loved the saxophone and recently bought a Continental Colonial at auction for $70. I know very little about saxophones, but I am fairly certain the pads have never been replaced. There is mold around the tone holes and a dent in the bottom. I'm...
  2. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    For the second time now I've forgotten that my mouthpiece and reed are set up on my horn and left for a couple hours to return to a reed with some green discolouring. It's a newly refaced brass link so I'm thinking rather than it being mold it may be coming from Copper Oxide (the like that...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I play on a 1960 Buescher Aristocrat Mark III Bari Sax, and with it's age the finish on it has started to corrode a bit (I personally like how it looks however), thus revealing what seems to be copper. I played on it a lot, and just so happened to forget to empty my spit valve or do any...
  4. Reeds
    Hello everyone, I recently started noticing a problem with my reeds that's not necessarily harming my sound, it's just something i need to know more about. On the back the of the reed that I was playing earlier today, there is mold, specifically in the place where the reed is on the table of the...
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