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  1. Pads and Resonators
    Hello there, Happy New Year to everyone. After looking at SOTW for ages I have finally taken the plunge and joined so hello to everyone. First and foremost, thanks to all the contributors for a great forum, I have really enjoyed reading all the different articles. I am completely repadding my...
  2. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    Hi, I have a 1934-35 silver Selmer Paris Bb clarinet and it needs to be repadded, overhauled, and all that. Any suggestions on which pads to use, especially given the sound characteristics that go along with a metal clarinet? Personally, I'm mainly a sax player, and don't have the personal...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello family. I own a vito alto sax (yamaha YAS-25 model), and after a discussion I had with my wind repairing technician, I agreed to go through a complete repair, as my little repair visits became more frequent, and it was a good time to invest money for a complete repair. He told me that I...
  4. Flute & Piccolo
    So here's the situation... I acquired a piccolo today from my old secondary school and wondered if anyone could give me any insight into it. It has no markings on it, and so I presume it would be pretty difficult to put your finger on the make without properly seeing it. There are no pads on...
  5. Eb Baritone
    Hi to all, i really need some help with my conn. It's a 250xxx transitional baritone that i bought last year. When i received it, the pads were all diferent and without resonators, some with a small rivet, some totally in leather. the horn was not at its best but it played good, top to bottom...
  6. Buescher
    Hello, I recently rescued a silver-plated Buescher tru-tone (low pitch, serial# 74140) from Goodwill. Someone decided to clean it and left quite a bit gunk, which I am cleaning off. However, it has a broken spring (needs to be 2" long) and needs new pads. Any suggestions about where I could get...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    This is to all the techs, (or everyone in general) out there: I just got my Truetone a few days ago, and there's some tarnish in some hard to get to areas. I was just wondering if it would be safe to immerse the sax in water (without removing the pads) Because I want to know if these 2 will...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me. Basically my tenor sax is struggling to play notes from f down to d, this is without the octavive key in use. The notes seem to try and pitch up the octavive or waver making a horrible sound. The crook looks fine with no need to bend it. I had a look...
  9. Eb Alto
    Hi, every time i pick up my selmer super action 80 series II black lacquer sax, most of the pads are not sticking except the left palm keys. Then after playing for about 10 minutes, all of the left hand keys and occasionally the right hand keys become sticky. They make the irritating schticking...
  10. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I ordered the Roo Pads at MusicMedic.com for my Mark VI 168xxx and I received: With rezonator: 44 mm - 2x 42 mm - 1x 40,5 mm - 3x 36 mm - 1x 34 mm - 1x 32 mm - 1x 30mm - 3x 26 mm - 2x 24mm - 3x 18 mm - 4x Without resonator 14 mm - 1x 9 mm - 2x but as I see the "B" pads are about...
  11. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey Guys ... I am really confused about cleaning up an old sax (Conn 14M Director Series s/n 634841). I took it in to a very reputable shop assuming it would need a complete overhaul (and was ready to pay for one). It had not had a repad since 1971, and has been stored untouched (in the case)...
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