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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I just got my sax adjusted and set up nicely. In the context of thumb problems, tonight, searching for better ergonomics, I was deciding to switch it around to straight in the front. (I usually hold it on the side.) With the neck on straight instead of at the angle, suddenly it is hard to get...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I hope someone (Milandro? JayeLID?) may have come across this issue and has a solution: I have TWO altos that I assume are early Dolnets with the wishbone octave mechanism (Silver Dorn & Kirschner, Newark s/n 1337-28 and Brass WOR s/n 1115-28. There's a Silver WOR in Texas. s/n 1897-27). The...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey everyone! I have this issue with my horn and I've looked on several other forums for fixes but haven't taken action on any yet. I wanted to get some solid advice before I start playing operation. It's an Alto sax, Buescher True Tone (based on what I've been told and researched) 248xxx I've...
  4. 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...
  5. Manufacturing/ Construction
    Hi everybody, I have an Amati Keilwerth stencil from around the 60's. And the octave pip on the neck is a bit unusual, or at least to me. if you look at the picture you can see that its hollow instead of rounded off like on my other saxes. When the octave key pad closes you'll have an extra...
  6. Eb Baritone
    I bought a 1957 12m a couple weeks back and I LOVE this horn. It's just..great. Anyway, I'v noticed when I get to A2 (above the staff) the sound gets very airy and kind of nasty. This is consistent from A2 up to C3. I noticed that if I press the octave on the neck down, it easily brings the...
  7. Electronic Equipment
    I just tried a wah-wah and an octave pedal at a friend's house. And I'm thinking about getting an octave pedal, but I don't know which one I should get. I'm looking for sound similar to this one (it's a software effect)...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I last played my Yamaha 82 Custom Z tenor sax on Sunday for an audition and it played perfectly fine. I didn't touch it until this Thursday morning in my band class and I discovered there to be octave key issues. The neck, I believe is fine, but I think that something is stuck or there is some...
  9. Conn
    Spit in underslung octave hole? I have a '67 Conn 10M that I really like - nice sound, good ergos and keywork, etc. But after playing for about 10 minutes, I would start getting weird subtones on A2 (just above the staff). I talked to my tech, and he suggested I check the octave key on the...
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