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Would this be worth it for those of us who shy away from repair work (save making minor self-repairs, which is what this is probably used for)?


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Would this be worth it for those of us who shy away from repair work (save making minor self-repairs, which is what this is probably used for)?
I don't think this should be used as your main screwdrivers and/or spring hook. The screwdrivers are too short and their shafts too wide for much of the work that you might want to do yourself, and you could get a much better and more flexible set of tools for far less.

However, as others have mentioned above, it seems like a great little tool to keep in your case for emergency (i.e., on the gig) repairs.
 

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Aside from the TSA approval, I don't think this has any particular benefits over just having a small tool kit in your case. And even then, it would arguably only benefit those who aren't checking in baggage. And, as mentioned, those screwdrivers are a bit too short, really.

All you need is a couple of small screwdrivers, a crocheting hook, some teflon tape, a little bottle of clear nail polish, a little bottle of oil, a couple of emery boards and maybe some tiny pliers. I've got my tools in a small pencil case and they easily fit in my sax case.
 

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Going to be really hard to access quite a few screws with short wide drivers like that and the body of the thing always in the way. I've got my emergency sax tools in a little ziplock baggie and they take up about as much space as a pack of cigarettes, but they're all real tools. Frankly I think you could carry on some standard jeweler's screwdrivers to a plane more easily than something that looks EXACTLY like a pocket knife!
 

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Hey all! Here’s a video I made about the Voyager in case you want to see how it can be used. Happy to answer any questions you might have as well!
It took about a year to develop and I do believe it’s going to be a very useful tool for a lot of folks 😄🎷 I created it because I was also carrying around eyeglass screwdrivers that were never quite the proper size for screw slots and in addition always leaving one on a music stand, letting someone ‘borrow’ one etc. I wanted to create compact all-in-one that also included a spring hook and reed leveling tool, which I find to be invaluable when traveling or on a gig!

 

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for the working pro or teacher this will be helpful now for basement jo maybe not so much
haha for sure! It’s for on the go, not doing a mechanical rebuild. I am actually developing some professional level repair tool kits to go along with a digital course on horn repair that is in the works… but those won’t fit in your pocket 😂
 

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A little leak light, one screwdriver and scotch tape is what I carry.
Find the leak and little shims of scotch tape fixes them until I can work on it at home.
I wish Selmer had left the adjusting screws on the feet of the keys like the BA has.
 

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As one who has disassembled reassembled numerous horns me thinks this little Voyager would be a terrific "get me out of jail" solution for those on-the-run horn issues that occasionally plague the gigging musician. I think it would make a great gift - but - the aussie dollar and ridiculous US postal rates makes this unattractive :-(
 

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As one who has disassembled reassembled numerous horns me thinks this little Voyager would be a terrific "get me out of jail" solution for those on-the-run horn issues that occasionally plague the gigging musician. I think it would make a great gift - but - the aussie dollar and ridiculous US postal rates makes this unattractive :-(
We will absolutely be sending some to our AU dealers in '23 👍 ❤ 🎷
 

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Jack, do you have a tutorial for those of us who don’t have the knowledge of basic repairs for addressing quick fixes on our own? Other than tugging a screw or two, I never learned to do much else for my horns. (insert embarrassed emoji here)
 
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