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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello everyone, No I don't expect to become a real tech overnight ;). The scoop is that I have an alto from around 1910 that really needs an overhaul to be usable. It was my grandfathers and I want it to work again, but to get it worked on is $400, which is not money I can put forth (as an...
  2. Buescher
    Minty Big B alto from 1948, all original pads, springs, snaps, setup etc... Have some leaks which need to be fixed, but will play on original pads. Anyway sooner or latter a repad will be required, so will have to find a good Buescher specialist in EU. Regards
  3. Acoustics
    Hey gang, I desperately hope someone can help me with this. I have an audition on Monday and my high G and middle D (both using the octave key) start nice but then drop pitch to low G and low D. It sounds awful. I have had three reputable technicians in Atlanta look at the horn and they say...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    has anyone experience with these: http://www.saxophon-doktor.de/ http://www.atempause-liedtke.de/ http://www.musik-gillhaus.de/service.html any other suggestions for tech in EU? regards
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi guys, A question for those of you that are in the know with pads etc. I am after some new pads for my Elkhart Series 2 Alto saxophone. This is a sax I use exclusively for my gigs in nightclubs and am getting some custom pads however the guys that will be sending them have asked me to send...
  6. In Canada
    My Mark VI tenor was due for some work and I had been taking it to Gino Nobili at the Music Lab for years. This time I thought I would try someone closer to home (Danforth area in Toronto). I looked up John Weir at Taplin Weir just East of me and took it in to get very old pads replaced, the...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hey everyone, I am looking for a trustworthy and reliable tech in the Northern Los Angeles area that offers good work and wont try to blabber me with hundreds of things wrong with my horn just to get an extra cent out of my pocket (like someone i know in the Hollywood area! lol). Can anyone...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    So I'm going to be in LA for a few weeks and could use a good repair guy. I play a conn 30m so someone with experience and ideally no attitude problems. I've used Horn Connection before with varying results. He can get the job done but is notorious for his attitude and demeanor. I'm fine using...
  9. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I'm going to the band instrument repair school in Red Wing, MN. Considering moving to Vancouver for getting a job as a woodwind-saxophone repair technician. Anyone who knows employers or shops seeking repair technicians in the area of Vancouver? you could also email me at [email protected]
  10. 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...
  11. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Just moved to Denver, & would love to find the best person to work on my saxes/flutes. I've been spoiled by going to Will Grizzle, in Atlanta, for many years....
  12. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Ken Beason in Asheville, NC is a master saxophone technician. He provides services anywhere from a small maintenance job to a complete rebuild (including custom resonators). In addition, he has been known to work on the horns of many professional saxophone players! Please reply if you have...
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