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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Has anyone here made their own repair stand? If so, would you be willing to give suggestions on materials and design? Thanks for input!
  2. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    Took our piccolo, a Yamaha YPC-61, to our normal tech said that it needed some pads replaced, headjoint tenon(?) spins, and the headjoint has a crack. We were told that it would be a while before it could be tended to, but next semester is starting soon & needed then. So, I am looking for a tech...
  3. General Discussion
    Ok newbie question here, I want to find a sax tech and have them examine my horns. What do I discuss/ask the tech? How do you know if a sax tech is good? What do you expect to pay for a leak check/adjustment and basic set up? I'm mostly in the dark on this.. Is there a good way to find an...
  4. Other Woodwind Repair, Maintenance & Modification
    Hey, forum! I have a quick question. A few months ago I bought a Reference 54 online not knowing that Selmer doesn't have the best quality control... The sax was made two years prior, meaning it had been warehoused for quite sometime. I got it and of course fell in love with my new sound...
  5. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello, I am having difficulties with too many notes and now I just need help. The difficulty is just the amount of pressure i have to put into a note in order to get it play, and once it does play it will squawk,try to fizzle out, or jump octaves when at lower register.. Notes...
  6. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    has anyone worked on these Chinese horns and have an opinion on keywork or repairability? they are so cheap it seems worth a look. also, as i stated on another thread, in the 70's everything Japanese was considered junk. now, yani and yamaha have great reps. im wondering if this attitude is...
  7. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Hi Does anyone know of a good saxophone tech in souther/eastern Michigan. I live in Hell,Mi thats about 20 minutes northwest of ann arbor. I work in Romulus Thats over by Detroit on the west side.
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello all, I've already posted this question in a reply on my other thread in the beginner's forum but I figure it will get more views here. Does anyone know of any techs in Brazil? And specifically on the coast not inland...not at all inland because I cannot go inland. I need some pad...
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi, I've been apprenticing at shop, with a very talented repair tech, for about a year and 1/2. Unfortunately, due to a drop in work (mainly area school accounts getting axed), I was not able to remain on the payroll. But I still VERY VERY MUCH want to continue with this trade, and be the best...
  10. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Yesterday I had a chance to visit two very different, but very impressive, tech shops in Sacramento. The first one I went to was a small new shop opened by an experienced and very well-reputed tech, Jeff Alkyre. It may be a small shop, but holy cow, he has it well equipped with...
  11. in EMA - Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Any suggestions for a good sax tech in Kent, UK?
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