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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Recently, I've decided to play alto sax in my school marching band next semester. There is a school saxophone that I can play so that I don't have to purchase one, but it has a strange odour, and I'm not sure if it is benign or not. It smells sort of like metal, but not exactly, and it is very...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Recently bought a Yamaha 62 with the G1 neck and new case. It's good but the case stinks of tobacco smoke. It's a pretty new case and in good condition so I'm reluctant to chuck it. I've given it a bit of a wash/vax and a Fabreeze spray but it's still pooey. Anyone found something that works...
  3. Clarinet
    Hi folks, I just bought a great used clarinet (hard rubber - not wood). It appeared to have been wonderfully restored with new cork and pads. When it arrived today, I had to step back after I opened the box (yes the outer box) because of the strong odor of some sort of solvent. When I removed...
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