Seeker Of A Clever Title.
I have a four-year old yas-275, and the pads look pretty bad. Pretty much all of them have dark circles, and my high f pad is even torn a little bit. The sax still plays (It plays great), but the pads seem to be dying. My parents don't wanna repad the sax, since it costs a lot of money (their philosophy: if it isn't broken, why fix it?). Does my sax need a repad? How many years would a normal sax's pads last before needing a repad?