After recently cutting myself on one of these needle springs I thought of how many other saxophone players this has probably happened to. Anyone have any injury stories caused by these little guys?
Blood,Sweat & Tears saved the horn. True dedication to the craft!About 50 years ago I was polishing a Conn curved soprano, hit a spring with my finger, jerked back stabbing another in the opposite direction. I ended up with two opposing springs entirely through my finger. Rather than cut the spring off, I slid one all the way in so I could lift the other one out. No damage to the horn!!!
Heh, a little off topic but it was all I had. I was out on the river late at night with my dad, drinking beer. I caught a small catfish and was taking the hook out so I could throw him back. He didn't appreciate my kindness.Dang. What model of horn used those ???? :dazed:
Actually, clostridium tetani is strictly anaerobic so it won't grow on sax springs but to your point, there is enough other nasty stuff that can be contractedNote to persons working on old saxophones: Make sure your tetanus shots are up to date. :twisted: "Vlad the Impaler" would have liked this discussion.