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  1. Buescher
    I’m in need of some help finding a part. I just purchased a 1941 Big B but when it arrived it was missing the screw/rod that activates the octave key. Can it be replaced with a standard type of screw or bolt and if so, what size and what kind? I’m not sure of the threads but it look to be an m2...
  2. Eb Alto
    Hi, I've been playing Alto Sax for about three years now as a late-starter musician. Yesterday I practised for about two hours and managed to successfully nail some difficult band pieces and Grade 4 pieces that i've been working on for a month or so. I cleaned my instrument. When I returned the...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    How is this repaired / regulated? The problem happens when crossing from the first zone (G# 2 or below) to the next zone (A2 or higher). (The pad covering the octave hole on the body is sluggish when closing) The rods have just been cleaned up and the oil changed. so it may have to do with...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Alright, I can't figure it out. I've been at it for over an hour already. Hopefully a more experienced tech here can give me a hand. This is my own Taishan Winds baritone, and I didn't get much practice in today because the minute I started playing I noticed all my lower stack notes gave me a...
  5. Bb Tenor
    The arm mechanism popped out of the rod for the thumb key. I don't understand why or how because it was playing fine yesterday, and I haven't touched it since yesterday. Yamaha Custom Z 82 tenor.
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