Sax on the Web Forum banner

repair

  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Dear friends, I have noticed on a few occasions, over the years, that, when repairing my own saxophones, or just cleaning them, sometimes by simply removing a rod screw between two posts, cleaning it off, replacing it, and screwing it back in, somehow causes the joints to bind and tighten a...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I’m currently taking apart and repairing my old Arbiter Pro Sound alto to replace some rusted pads and warn corks. I noticed the low D had a lot of movement before de-assembly, as I feared one of the welded on part that’s holds the bottom on the hinge rod had come off. The rod that holds the RH...
  3. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I work at a fairly small instrument repair shop that is very respectable in terms of how they are seen and the work they do. One of the ways they do that is by refusing to try to work on instruments that would be hard to fix due to a weaker assembly or cheap setup; think Mendini/Cecilio, Jean...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    This is a self inflicted issue: When removing one of the rods and adding oil, and reassembling, the top part of the RSK2 rod is now moving in and out of its axis instead of rotating when actuated. Upon further inspection, I noticed that each of the RSK1, RSK2 and RSK3 rods have, top and bottom...
  5. Pads and Resonators
    Hey saxo lovers! Here is Pat Luneau from Montréal, Qc. CAN. I'm about to repad a tenor Armstrong ELKHART-IND USA sax (N170XXX) and I'm not quite sure what pad set I should get to fit this horn... I'm presently looking on Musicmedic.com for a set : Replacement Pad sets for Tenor Saxophone...
  6. Eb Alto
    Hello. I have a Jupiter alto saxophone, and in the middle of practicing I suddenly heard something fall into the bell. It turned out to be a small screw. I scoured the sax trying to find an empty hole but was unsuccessful. I'm still a beginner and don't know all of the keys, so it's also been...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Well, file this one under FUBAR. This should be fun! I've never posted any before and after pics here on SOTW and I thought it would be as good a time as any to start documenting. This horn spent "Quite some time" under water according to the owner. It looks like it may have belonged to Jack...
  8. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    Hello, This is my first post to the sax forum. I'm reaching out to see if someone in this forum can recommend a woodwind technician. I recently sold a Selmer Mark VI to someone in the Miami area. He feels that there is something wrong with the instrument in regard to the action. I need to send...
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey guys! I recently got an old Weltklang tenor from my grandparents and, while it's not in the worst shape, it definitely not in full working condition. It for sure needs to be cleaned out and some of the upper register along with the low Bb don't quite work right. The G sounds pretty wacky...
  10. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey guys! This is my first post over here, so bear with me I guess. :) Well, I just got my hand on an old weltklang tenor from my grandparents and its just a touch beat up. On the outside, it looks pretty great, but some of the upper register doesn't quite work right. I suspect a couple of pads...
  11. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Someone mentioned a shop in Mexico City near the streets where many specialized workers do their work. Anyone know the website or telephone # or address? thanks very much Fraser
  12. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello SOTW! It's been about a year since I started plotting a mobile shop. I've been up and running with it for several months now, still working mainly between NYC and VA, but with several jaunts around the country sprinkled in there. It's still not the prettiest thing in the world, but darn...
  13. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Many of you know that SaxDaddy (Mike Reed) is a repair tech. He rebuilt my King S20 Eastlake tenor about 15 years ago and it still plays extremely well with only a single checkup by SaxDaddy during this time. He even found and fixed a couple of problems from the factory, including a poorly...
  14. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello Masters, Hope you are doing well and earning mucho deniro, because you deserve it for the amazing work you do! I am current working on another student Bundy from the 1970s and trying to fix the neck which has some pull-down. I am attaching a photo of the neck, which I have already fixed...
  15. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    One of the back keys (right below the left thumb position) of my Yamaha YAS-23 is leaking a bit, making it difficult to emit low notes. I put the light inside the sax and i can see the key leaking on its underside. Do you recommend me to replace the pad or try to bend it a little? You can see...
  16. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    At one time I heard from a tech that having the neck cork go all the way over the ring on the end of the neck tube has a different result sound/feel-wise than stopping it at the ring on the end of the neck. He said cutting it away to expose the ring creates a bit of (desired) turbulence. On...
  17. Pads and Resonators
    I'm going to have my Super-20 tenor overhauled soon. What type of pads are considered the best these days? Not interested in saving a few bucks, I want these to last a long time with minimum adjustment. As a starting point, I generally like harder pads and I have reso-tech domed metal...
  18. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    My gold plated Conn Transitional Art Deco is in great original shape and condition: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w7muw3hfkarstkt/AAC8qFLenm1d29LtMUHnt8tBa?dl=0 When I got a Codera Balancer for it and showed a friend a pic which explains why the balancer will not work on the Tranny, he told me he...
  19. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I've started fixing my 100 year old Buescher C Melody, and I've ran into a bit of trouble. Most of the keys have been removed, but all of the main keys, along with a few side keys, and the screw for the octave key on the neck are stuck. I've used a ton of WD40 and WD40 rust removal, and although...
  20. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me source the material needed for the long Bb contact and G# contact respectively. They seem to be some sort of solid plastic but can not find them anywhere. Thanks, Cally
Top