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Hey there guys. Unfortunately, a family member was cleaning the house and accidentally knocked my saxophone over. Everything on the main body seems to be in working order....but the crook, i'm not sure. The crook took the full impact of the knock, and i'm sure it's been misaligned slightly.

When i begin to play, everything sounds fine. After a few seconds however, the squeaks begin. Now, if i physically 'hold' down the actual octave flap tightly over the tone hole, and play with my right hand only, everything is fine - no squeaks.

Please, if anyone has any solutions i'd like to hear them as soon as possible. Is there anyway for me to make the flap tighter on the tone hole? I'd really like to avoid buying a completely new crook, as this particular Sax is on loan (It's an Alto Sax btw).

Thanks for your time

(Edit: Sorry if this is the wrong area of the forums, i'm in a bit of a panick as you can imagine :( )
 

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It should be easily fixable. If you dont know what to do, take it to a tech and get it taken care of.
 

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If the neck looks good, I am sure it can be adjusted. But I would advise you to take it to a repair guy. If you fix it yourself, it could further damage the sax. I once dropped a sax, and repaired part of the damage myself. But somethings I left to the shop.

If you want to take on this yourself, go very slow ahead, and do not do anything before you are confident that you do the right ting. I would still go to a shop that has a repair man who does saxophones. If you state where you are, you might get a recommendation her on this web forum.

Good luck,
OsloSax
 

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Thanks for the reply. I guess it would be best to visit my local music shop a.s.a.p and see if they can sort out the problem!

I live in Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland. Not the ideal location, as i don't think there are any local Sax repair specialists. I'll have to pray that someone at one of the Music shops has the necessary skills and tools.
 
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