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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently acquired a 1946 king super 20, beautiful horn with a monstrous lh pinky table. Is there anyone here in the UK who could modify this horn with a slightly more modern lh pinky table design? Even just an extension to make moving from Bb to C# easier would do.
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Sax techs will shake their heads in utter dismay but here goes: I've picked up a ratty ultra-cheap tenor as a project horn (more here about it: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?221219-quot-Super-Swallow-quot-Asian-Tenor-YTS-61-fake ) It played top to bottom with lots of effort...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Just wanted to see if anyone else has found a burnisher to be the perfect tool for fine-tuning tonehole leveling. Of course, I discovered this backwards. I had leveled a set of toneholes, ('40 King Zephyr alto, all the toneholes off since it left the factory I believe - high along the center...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Well I think a lot of you will agree with me, that the 12M is one of the best sounding baritones ever made, but not the fastest horn to play. That is some what due to the chunky left hand pinky plate being so slow and heavy to operate.... WELL.... That can be changed to a Selmer Style pinky...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Today I am going to start a complete rebuild on a Martin Indiana tenor saxophone. I was wondering if there was any interest in following along. I could post photos of my progress and maybe some youtube videos. Let me know.
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey all, first post here, but I've been following SotW for a long time now. Every time I Google for anything sax related, these forums always pop up first, so I know this place must be good :D So I recently bought a really old Bundy alto (my first personal horn - have been playing the school...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all, I am re-building my 1920s Beuscher True Tone which badly needs it. Everything disassembled and at the cleaning stage while I wait for my new pads, felts and suede to arrive. The inside on the horn is pretty bad, lots of green--never good. I was thinking of bathing it in a solution and...
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