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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I am struggling a bit with my new curvie. I am barely able to push the mouthpieces far enough onto the cork, and I am afraid to bend something if I continue. Do I sand down the cork, or do you know about some other trick I should use?
  2. Reeds
    I was talking to my saxophone teacher this evening and she mentioned that she 'seals' new reeds by sanding them lightly with 400 grit sand paper. So I asked her if she ever really tried sealing a reed with something like shellac? She recoiled at this apparently horrible idea. I dabble in...
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