I am working on a yas-21 and I noticed the pip is glued-in. I assume it was an emergency repair (?) I am wondering how to get the glue off so I can solder it in. Thanks!
Yamaha still uses epoxy for the body to bow seam under the reinforcement band. The bell to bow was always soldered, so I'm perplexed. The glue method was certainly not a factory job on the pip. See if it will "chip" or fracture using a very sharp knife edge and lifting the edge of the glue. It might easily separate from the lacquer, but depending on exactly what it is, it also might not. Try warming the area with a torch and remove the glue residual best you can with a q-tip or rag. Removal of ALL the glue will be required on the pip and the soldered ring area on the body hole in order for the pip to be resoldered in place. This final clean-up is where knowing exactly what that substance is would help me in regards to a solution. Be careful not to unsolder posts in the neighboring area. A close-up pic would help also.crashkahuna said:I'm not sure. It is thicker than superglue but seems less brittle than epoxy. I also just found some on inside of bell-bow joint. (This model has clamp-on bell). It is a hazy-clear color.
Right up until it get's knocked loose again by a pad saver device or a generic fake chamois swab.. :shock:Gordon (NZ) said:You could just glue it back. This is not a location that needs a lot of structural strength. Glue, providing it sticks well to the surfaces, would do the job just fine.
Lots more meat in the body of a BC where the register vent is positioned compared to that area of a saxophone body tube..clarnibass said:The register tube on my bass clarinet (one part of it, the other is actually screwed in) is glued with epoxy for a long time now and that haven't been a problem.