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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello. I have a minuscule leak on the high F on my bari. However, due to its location on the neck, it affects about 2/3 of the notes I play. I don't have a car and dread having to carry that huge thing in the crowded subway + stairs. Is there a way to safely bend it or adjust it so it seals...
  2. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    My YAS-875Ex has been a paragon of stability since I bought it, but yesterday it suddenly started acting up. Almost all tones in the lower octave started up in the upper octave, and only sounded right when concentrating very hard. Tried all the usual things, and several seemed to work, but after...
  3. Reeds
    Hi fellow players, It's been a while I haven't visited SOTW but there has been this multi-faceted squeak problem that I've been trying to sort out but I thought I should echo the case in the web. I had trouble with most of my Rigotti Gold Jazz 2 1/2 medium reeds for my tenor mouthpiece. The...
  4. Clarinet
    Hi everyone, I recently started doubling on clarinet, but there is an issue which really bothers me. I can play the clarinet quite well and have a great tone quality, but whenever I begin a note in the clarino register (middle B to high C) I always get the harmonic above for a fraction of a...
  5. Bb Tenor
    I currently play tenor in my high schools band and in a quartet. Recently I've been noticed my sound getting worse instead of better. I play on a size 4 blue box with a Vandoren TL3 optimum The problem with my sound is it squeaks/cracks quite a bit. I've never really had this problem before...
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