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  1. 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...
  2. Acoustics
    Hi everyone, I'm Pauline and I have a PhD in acoustics, I'm specialized in the acoustics of wind instruments. I just started a blog (www.cleonide.com) where you can find the scientific explanations (explained in simplified terms!) about how musical instruments work. I saw that some of you...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently had a major breakthrough! I bought a very nice VI, a tenor in the 90K serial range with great original lacquer back in January. I did a record, my first and struggled with pitch. My ears are very sensitive to intonation and I just felt nervous and uncomfortable throughout the...
  4. Pads and Resonators
    Hey! I'm overhauling my horn this summer, a Selmer SA80 bari, but I'm not quite sure what pads or resonators to ask for. I'm planning on getting my horn overhauled by Tenor Madness, and they ask to be told what I want. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! -Glynn
  5. Pads and Resonators
    I am a proud player of a series IIIc Zephyr alto (298xxx) that a friend insists upon overhauling for me. He thinks I should repad w/ Conn flat resos on Precision pads. While the core is solid, I find it doesn't play as dark as some S20's and other Zephyrs, yet sings w/ power, if a bit...
  6. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    A lot of folks on SOTW (myself included) put a good amount of focus on "gear" and how they tweak their horns. Some examples include using metal flat resonators vs. plastic domed vs. ripple cut... or different pads... or swapping out necks... These are obviously all ways to improve an...
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