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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    One of the back keys (right below the left thumb position) of my Yamaha YAS-23 is leaking a bit, making it difficult to emit low notes. I put the light inside the sax and i can see the key leaking on its underside. Do you recommend me to replace the pad or try to bend it a little? You can see...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have a leak in my low B pad. After some investigation, I discovered that the leak comes from what I think it is a bad alignment of the key: The leak is exactly in the center of the photo. The pad is right-left centered, but it is behind its normal position. See also these pictures for the...
  3. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I haven't found much on the web to help people with an overbite with their embouchure issues, so I thought I'd post this: I had been playing on and off for twenty years but never had a decent sound. Most recently, over about four years, I learned and practiced all of the Phil Barone tone...
  4. Pads and Resonators
    I just re-glued some pads that fell off my alto. I kept the same pads but used shellac to re-adhere it to the key cups, this was my first time after watching several videos and perusing quite a few forum posts. However, when I started playing my horn today, I noticed the pads were getting soaked...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Has anyone used Steve's Voodoo Pad Juice? Does anyone recommend it?
  6. Acoustics
    Hi everyone, I'm Pauline and I have a PhD in acoustics, I'm specialized in the acoustics of wind instruments. I just started a blog ( where you can find the scientific explanations (explained in simplified terms!) about how musical instruments work. I saw that some of you...
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