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  1. Sax Body and Finish
    Hey ya'll - Thanks in advance for the responses. I've got a silver plated Mark VI tenor that I'd like to polish up. I was planning to take the time and do it on my own. I realize in doing that, I may not be able to reach all of the hard to reach spots and I'm not comfortable taking it apart...
  2. Sax Body and Finish
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I used to play a lot of saxophone (mainly tenor), when I was younger. In the last 15 years, I have not played a lot but decided that I want to start playing again. As such, I went to search for an inexpensive tenor just to get...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Just wanted to share my enthusiasm on a cleaning session. I have this 1927 Buescher Truetone alto for 6 years now and often cleaned it with a very mild shampoo. But now I used a metal polish that didn't leave any dirt or residue on the sax. It was very easy to wipe off the 86 years of dirt (yes...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Are there any of the higher end saxophones that have polished bored in the neck? In other words, is there a relationship to very smooth inside surface of the neck to ease of blowing or tonal quality?
  5. 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...
  6. Miscellaneous
    I own several saxes that have silver or gold plate. My Conn actually shows some green at times. Is there a safe polish to use by hand (Not relaquer) My King Silversonic's sterling bell has never tarnished, so it must be covered with a clear laquer from the factory?
  7. Sax Body and Finish
    Hey Everyone, I bought an unlacquered P. Mauriat 66RUL less than a year ago and it recently became covered in orange and green tarnish. So, I took some brasso and polished it until it was shiny again. I like the look of the dark tarnish, but i don't know how to prevent the colors from...
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