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I happen to be in Bangkok for a month (visiting a friend, only coincidentally during the Londeix competition) and was wondering if anyone knows a good repairshop for a Keilwerth SX-90R. I know who the reputable repairmen are in the US, but I have no clue who/where to go to in Thailand, and I really don't want to do more harm than good to my horn by bringing it in to get a pretty bad leaking problem dealt with. I'm also assuming that virtually noone in Thailand plays Keilwerths or regularly repairs them, which I'm worried might be an issue. Thanks for any suggestions!
 

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During my last tour I spoke briefly with Mr Koh ( the saxman in the banner) and he knows probably what to do or where to go. You could also go to the VIE hotel in the afternoon. There's an english speaking sax player who knows his way around too. If he's not in the desk people know his phone number.
Reeds can be a bit of a problem. make sure you bring enough of them and keep them sealed in the box as long as possible, they don't last too long in all that humidity. ( especially during the raining season)
when you take a cab to the VIE hotel be prepared that most cab drivers don't know it really because the name has changed a few years ago. When you tell them it's opposite to the ASIA hotel most of them will get you there quickly.
 

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"...I'm also assuming that virtually noone in Thailand plays Keilwerth or regularly repairs them, which I'm worried might be an issue. "

A worthwhile technician definitely does not need to be a Keilwerth specialist, or to have ever worked on one, to do as good a job on one as on any other brand of sax.
 
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