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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all. I have been interested for quite some time in teaching myself to repair and service Saxes and recently bought a an old Silver Plated Kohlert VKS Tenor Sax which seemed to be an ideal choice to learn on as my local repairer said it would cost about twice as much to overhaul as it would...
  2. Eb Alto
    I've got a YAS-280 and the alternate high F or high E are not coming out. I can get high D to high F# using palm keys but when I use the alternate fingering (pearl F), the sax wheezes a low note. Any tips. I checked the tone hole and key and it seems to be opening when I press the key.
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently bought a alto saxophone from eBay and was wondering if a repair tech would be able to determine the playing condition of my horn. The problem is I have the horn with a 2 week return option but will not have a mouthpiece, reed, strap, etc. For about a week 1 1/2 due to shipping. Do I...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    so I'm taking a shot here, if someone could describe the proper steps and maybe how to do some of the hard ones id be very appreciative
  5. Martin
    I just found this nice overview of the The Martin Tenor on YouTube. Matt is an expert sax tech and knows a great deal about the Martin horns so the things he points out about the Comm III tenor are good to know if you aren't totally familiar with these wonderful horns or even if you are. One...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, Sorry if this has already been discussed but I couldn't find a thread after a bit of searching. My Yanagisawa 901 alto has a slightly bent neck. It's not a huge issue but I played it with a new 901 neck and it had a much fuller sound. I am a very amateur technician, just done basic re-pads...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    My Big B's neck joint is sufferng some delamination of the metal layers and my tech says he can only burnish it back in's too tight to solder successfully. The burnish has only lasted a few months and it's starting to separate again. Anyone suffer the same issue? Am I destined for...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have repadded a 1952 Aristocrat Tenor Series III. I have gotten most of the upper and lower stack to play. I am able to play C in all registers, but can't get C# to sound. It has been a long road to get here (with a steep learning curve). I took the horn apart, cleaned, took out dents...
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I think I need to have my Tenor MkIIV overhauled. Has anyone used Tim Moran in Hamden? What about 'The Horn Shop' in West Hartford? Tim Moran has a nice website with rates and lots of info. ($700 for complete overhaul) The Horn Shop has been recomended to me, but I can't find any info about...
  10. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Can anyone suggest an excellent saxophone repair person for Tucson, Arizona?
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