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  1. Eb Alto
    I recently emailed Yamaha Customer Service to inquire about pad sizes for my YAS-21 horn and they emailed me the chart below. I am confused, however, about the pad size that I should select for the pad I need to replace (side C), since there are two sizes listed under YAS-21: 24.3 mm and 24.0...
  2. Pads and Resonators
    Greetings all! So I'm about to have an overhaul. Wondering if anyone can speak to their experience with the standard vinyl Yamaha stock resonators vs. a 3rd party metal or vinyl resonator that made an appreciable positive difference in tone or response. I know this is all completely...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi all, Hoping someone could give me their 3 cents. I was searching for a French Vito Alto with right hand bell keys that was not banged up for my son who plays tenor and wanted to add alto. I found one in the 23K serial number range on ebay. The seller represented that the horn played and...
  4. Pads and Resonators
    Hi All, a number of years ago, i repadded an American Standard [King?] metal clarinet with red leather pads in keeping with the previous repad from many many years previous. Well, it time once again and i'm wondering if anyone might have an idea where i could replenish my stock of red leather...
  5. 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...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!! I have a Trevor James Revolution II Tenor Saxophone. I have it for 7 years and I am playing professionally for the last 2 years. It has a full bright sound and the ergonomics of the sax are brilliant for a student/intermediate saxophone. Actually I think it's...
  7. Pads and Resonators
    I bought a 143k (1967) Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone and paid for a full repad from a very well-respected repairman. After the repad the horn plays very well; the repairman says it plays as well as any Mark VI he has played. However the lower stack keys do not close fully with what I would...
  8. Pads and Resonators
    Hi: I am about to get my old Gretsch Commander redone. I have heard about "snap-in" pads and "flat resonators." Seems like there is a choice as to the pads which can be put in there. I'd like the horn to sound like a sax and not a piece of buzzy, flashy, too-bright electronic equipment. Which...
  9. Conn
    I have just purchased on Craigslist a Pan American saxophone with the serial number 155211. This saxophone is in need of a full repad as it seems that all pads are original to the saxophone. This horn plays well yet is externally in very poor condition. Is it worth it just to have a repad or a...
  10. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey everyone, I am looking for a trustworthy and reliable tech in the Northern Los Angeles area that offers good work and wont try to blabber me with hundreds of things wrong with my horn just to get an extra cent out of my pocket (like someone i know in the Hollywood area! lol). Can anyone...
  11. Kohlert
    I just recently purchased a Winnenden Alto off of EBay. Risky but at least it has a return. The horn arrived playable from top to bottom, only with a few small problems that could be fixed with adjustment. I took it to a local shop and spoke with the repairmen there. They loved the horn, but...
  12. 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...
  13. Pads and Resonators
    Hi everyone, I have a Yamaha yss 62 soprano sax early model, and I wanna replace the old set of pads, which has been used for 20 years. Does anyone know where I can get a set of L. Pisoni pads in the U.S. (or any recognized website)? and what size should I get for my 62?? (Confused╮(╯_╰)╭)...
  14. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    By no means am I technically inept. Currently I am able to make minor adjustment to my horns but I am look for a small project. I play bari and I am really into the fat sound that the older horns make, epically the American ones. I am not able to take on a huge project nor do I have a large...
  15. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hello, I am sure that the answer to WHAT IS THE BEST GOOD INEXPENSIVE STUDENT INTERMEDIATE SAX question is easily found if you do a search in this forum for the Yamaha alto/tenor sax "YAS-21" or it's later variant the "YAS-23". (YTS-21or23) There is almost uniform agreement on the subject...
  16. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I know this is an unusual and certainly non traditional replacement material for pads. Has anyone tried it. I read about it here http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/saxstuff.html and it seems like an interesting idea. I am doing a budget hot rod overhaul of an old student bundy tenor and I am...
  17. Sax Body and Finish
    I picked up an old bundy tenor from craigslist a while back and I am finally getting around to redoing the entire sax. It was is mechanically decent shape but the pads were falling out and it is painted (from the factory) an ugly gold sparkle color. I have completetly stripped it down, removed...
  18. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Any ideas? A tech in France Toulouse just suggested 400€ for a full repadding and mechanical check. Isn't this excessive? Teagan:TGNCHK:
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