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  1. 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...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    This being my first post here, I hope this is the correct way of doing it— I took my sax apart to polish it, the same way I always do, but now I’m having a problem. The last screw I tried to screw in is getting tight when it’s only half of the way in. I’ve tried different angles and different...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Which is for main stack timing adjustment: adjustment screws or sanded cork? My current horn (Phil Barone "Classic" Tenor) came with adjustment screws from the factory, but the previous technician didn't use them. Meaning every place on the main stacks where there is an adjustment screw, the...
  4. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    I did some searching and did not really find any satisfying information on materials and process to fill holes (e.g. when relocating thumbrest, shifting a post, etc) on clarinets. I'm curious what folks do. On plastic clarinets, I have read that most folks just use ABS plumbing cements...makes...
  5. Ligatures
    i've noticed a LOT of love for these on here and i can see why. just wondering as i will likely be purchasing a 2 screw lig soonish which are you favourites and why? the ones i've looked at are selmer, ishimori, marc jean and thats about it...
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