Sax on the Web Forum banner

Octave Hole Whistling

983 Views 6 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  jbtsax
I've noticed that on some of my older vintage tenors, when the octave mechanism is engaged, the sound of air can be heard coming through the octave hole on the neck.

Is it a case of the hole needing to be cleaned? If so, how can I do that without bringing it to a technician?

Thanks for your advice.
1 - 2 of 7 Posts
To clean the octave pip opening, use a soft pipe cleaner then blow air through it.
As Gordon suggested you might try the technique described in this thread. It worked for me on a Mark VI tenor. Pantyhose
1 - 2 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.