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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    For the past 40 years I've owned & played on a 1926 Buescher TT Series II straight soprano sax, s/n 196xxx. Recently I discovered a mysterious tone hole covered by a cup & pad, closed by default via needle spring & apparently unaffected by the action of any key on my horn. It's located a...
  2. Pads and Resonators
    I am working on a King C tenor. The horn is gold plated, and has the original one stitch white pads which still play! Still, new would be a definite improvement. The tone holes are not flat, but not terrible. Because they still have the factory gold plate on them I am hesitant to file them...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Just wanted to see if anyone else has found a burnisher to be the perfect tool for fine-tuning tonehole leveling. Of course, I discovered this backwards. I had leveled a set of toneholes, ('40 King Zephyr alto, all the toneholes off since it left the factory I believe - high along the center...
  4. Manufacturing/ Construction
    Why are saxophone toneholes round? Is it only because of tradition and convenience? This flute has square toneholes: http://www.lopatinflutes.com/SquareONE.htm Note: I'm not asking whether square is better, just wondering if tradition and convenience is the only reason for round holes.
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