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I got this brand new S9930 and everything plays beautifully except when i'm playing a mid D note... it makes an almost not noticable buzzing noise from either the reed or MPC. Is this normal? someone please help me :'(
my sister couldn't notice the noise from listening to the saxephone from a distance... but I myself can notice this minor "buzzing" noise! driving me crazy! especially spending lots of money on this horn

I am using a Rico #3 reed and the MPC that came with the saxophone
 

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check all you keyguards for a loose screw.
 

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I noticed that when i push in the button you push with your left thumb to go next octave up... and play mid D... it makes that wierd buzz noise...

but when i dont push that in and try to play mid D ... it doesn't make the noise.... what could be causing the problem?

its not the reed nor MPC ><

how do i check for loose screw saxxsymbol? I am very new T_T newbie i am
 

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take a small eyeglass screw driver and tighten the keyguard screws starting with the bell keys to see if any are loose. you may even have one missing. also see if you can run a pipe cleaner back and forth thru the body octave pip. it may have some blockage.
 

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saxxsymbol said:
take a small eyeglass screw driver and tighten the keyguard screws starting with the bell keys to see if any are loose.
Be careful with turning random screws, as you can really mess up the adjustment of the horn!
 

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You are most likely hearing the air passing out of the body octave vent. It's more noticeable on some horns than others but something that you'll come to ignore.
 

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thanks guy for all the great adivces!
I am going to try one last method.. and that is to send back this horn for a replacement... (better be a new one) to woodwind & brasswind.. i can't seem to fix this problem with the tech nor all the methods you guys have provided.

when the second horn arrives and does the same thing.. then I'll just live with it like Dr G said.

thanks again you all
 

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What do you do when the next horn doesn't make that sound (that only you hear) but doesn't play as well?
 

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Sometimes the key rollers resonate/rattle, too. With some heavy grease, they will quiet down.

when playing the note, have someone else touch various parts of the horn to see if they can isolate where it's coming from.

A problem best solved with three hands.
 

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And I'll trade your buzzing 9930 for an older brass Yani that doesn't buzz - I promise!
 

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:D

Sorry - forgot to add a smile just in case you thought I was an actual predator.
 

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Good call, Ed. It could be any number of minor things.

I'm just worried that the poster is sending away a good horn in exchange for an unknown quantity.

prldvtec said:
I got this brand new S9930 and everything plays beautifully except when i'm playing a mid D note...
That is a really great starting point for dialing in a new horn.

I understand that these cost a substantial amount of money but I wouldn't be too quick to exchange it.
 

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ABSOLUTELY!

Better to keep a great playing horn with a (potentially minor) fixable issue than it is to put it in the hands of the Samsonite gorillas for another go.
 

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oh darn it >< already shipped it...
i just hope that the next horn wouldn't make that buzzing sound :'(
if it does... i'll probably faint right at the spot lol

A newbie player buying S9930 could be a mistake, i'm starting to think :(
 

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You should have bought an Antigua, a Kessler Custom, or something like that instead of the S9930 when you are absolute new to sax.
 
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