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  1. 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...
  2. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Coming from a very musically based family, I was given my grandfathers Sax when he passed. I didn't even know he ever played the Sax as all I'd ever seen him play was the Oboe. Apparently he played it while assigned to the Army Band. Identifying markings. Just under the bell: U.S.Q.M.C.-3 in...
  3. Clarinet Mouthpieces
    Does anyone have experience with his restorations? Curious how they came out. I have a couple of old 'classic' clarinet mouthpieces that have great tone, but facings that someone has screwed up gently at some point. ON THIS PAGE on the left near the bottom
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi I was wondering about how to restore my 1961 West Germany made Rene Dumont alto sax and possibly a few other saxs I recently was given. I would like to learn to restore them to how they look the day they came out of the factory and possibly a few maybe to give it a rougher look. I just want...
  5. Bb Tenor
    Is it possible to get my Buescher 1951 Aristocrat Series III post Big B tenor sax to look and sound like it originally did? It has a few dents and scratches, a few bad soldering jobs and the lacquer is very patchy.
  6. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    Hey, forum! I have a quick question. A few months ago I bought a Reference 54 online not knowing that Selmer doesn't have the best quality control... The sax was made two years prior, meaning it had been warehoused for quite sometime. I got it and of course fell in love with my new sound...
  7. Cases
    A few months ago I bought an alto Hiscox case very cheap. Only problem was the interior had a really bad smell and the lining inside was shot to hell. It was coming off at the edges, and some very bad DIY glueing and gaffer tape repairs weren't helping it's looks or function either. After...
  8. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hello SOTW, I have an interesting story. A buddy of mine was given an old sax lamp by his uncle with the keys glued shut, the neck attached, and a clear epoxy throughout the body of the horn and neck. It turns out that this lamp is an 60XXX Mark Vi Tenor. :cry: Has anyone seen a sax lamp...
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I want to disassemble clean and restore my 1921 Beuscher C Melody and replace the needle springs. I dont want to wait until I have it disassembled to measure and order the springs. Can anybody tell me a general reference of the spring sizes? I dont mind if I have a few extra of one or two sizes...
  10. Bb Bass
    I am in the process of purchasing a 1925 Buescher bass that is in overall decent shape (no major dents or missing keys) but will need a complete overhaul and thorough buffing to bring it back to its former state of glory. Can anyone recommend a good tech in the northeast, preferably in...
  11. Buescher
    I started playing the Sax with my son who just started 6th grade band to try and motivate him. I just completed a '28 TT Restoration. I feel very fortunate to have <$250 in this great looking and sounding horn. This was my first attempt at a restoration project ever and after the tech mades some...
  12. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Greetings, I have a beautiful silver plated mid-20's vintage Buescher True-Tone that belonged to my grandfather that I finally have gotten around to restoring. The silver plating is in good enough shape that I want to preserve it. However, at some point in its history (probably in the 50's...
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