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Just had a few pads replaced, new cork, a couple of other adjustments and alignments.
4.5 hours later just put down my horn.

Love it.
 

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Well said, Simso.
 

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It's funny how we adapt to our horns gradually going out of adjustment and then we get them worked on we are always surprised by how easy it can be to play.
 

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It's funny how we adapt to our horns gradually going out of adjustment and then we get them worked on we are always surprised by how easy it can be to play.
This is exactly right! It was like sound came out effortlessly as soon as I put the mouthpiece up to my mouth.

He is a local guy, without an internet presence or any kind of mail order thing going on. Pretty old school.
 

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Imagine how fun it is for a tech who has just finished working on a great saxophone to play test it and have it respond beautifully in all registers. This sometimes happens 2 or 3 times a day. Even if it is not their personal saxophone they still get that "wow" feeling you describe and don't want to put it down. I used to get chastised by a shop manager when my "playing test to check for leaks" went 30 minutes or longer. This thread confirms my belief that there are numerous excellent saxophone repair techs across the US that are unknown on SOTW because they have more than enough work to keep them busy in their local area and don't need to advertise.
 
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