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  1. Necks
    The previous owner of my YAS-61 made the unfortunate decision to insert an electronic pickup in the neck. It has been corked over, but I have to fight to get an acceptable tone. Now that I'm going to college, it's time for a new neck. I want one that isn't too expensive but still has a good...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have googled... and though prestini USA sells flat springs for 1.10, the minimum order quantity is 100. Locally people can make needle springs but I really need flat springs to be well made. Anyone know a good source? I can't spend 4 to 5$ plus shipping for a flat spring. Ideally I would love...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi eberyone ! I've just bought a 1950 Selemr Super Balanced Action (#44,XXX) alto saxophone on eBay. It cames with a missing F# key guard and I wondering if anyone can help me to find that guard. I'll appreciate any help from you. Thanks a lot J.E. Bracco
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I've been apprenticing at shop, with a very talented repair tech, for about a year and 1/2. Unfortunately, due to a drop in work (mainly area school accounts getting axed), I was not able to remain on the payroll. But I still VERY VERY MUCH want to continue with this trade, and be the best...
  5. Yamaha
    Hitherto I have always understood Yamaha's service support to be second to none. However I have just had an experience that has left me cross and frustrated. A while back I bought an older yamaha alto locally in need of work, when I tried to source the parts locally in Australia I was...
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