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Right now I'm finishing a repad on a silver Selmer SBA tenor. It was repadded by a popular local tech but warbled for the owner on middle A through low D and I took a look at it, thick pads on un-level tone holes. I'm fixing the toneholes and reseating the pads to get rid of the warbles, plus now I'm also fixing a bent body that the horn sustained while in the trunk during a car accident.

What are you guys working on?
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...life...playing the saxophone...
 

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I have a "the martin" bari waiting for me to start, while I try and get somewhat caught up on my customers horns. I only have maybe 6 or 7 rebuilds, and a couple of dozen play condition repairs to get through first, which is much better than it was last week. But that Martin will be fun, because its my horn.
 

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I've been slowly replacing the pads on my old Bundy tenor from high school. It's about 2/3 complete and in pretty good playable condition right now. So I haven't been in any hurry to replace the rest of the pads. Plus, I am out of shellac glue sticks and need to place an order with MusicMedic.
 

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Right now I'm working on a Couf Superba I tenor overhaul for my website, finishing up a King Super 20 alto overhaul + sterling neck patch (belonging to Art_Salt of this forum), and an Armstrong alto flute repad.

Next up is a Dick Stabile tenor and a Keilwerth ToneKing series I at home, and a King Cleveland alto and a Selmer SBA tenor at work.
 

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Clearing the debris left from dropping 60+ mature oak trees from around my residence. Lop, chop, saw, split, stack... repeat ad infinitum, with an occasional "take ten". What a mess o' reeds this could make!
 

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Moving one of my business locations that has been in the same building for 18 years!
 

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DD,

Noticed you are in Oil CIty. I used to be co-owner (18 years ago) of Presque Isle Brass and Woodwind in Erie, and Oil City schools were one of our many accounts. Is there a tech still in OC named Bernie Pitkin? Who is doing a good job of repair there in NW PA these days? Thx.
 

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2 clarinets, 1 Conn C melody and a "The Martin" bari that spent at least 3 weeks under water in New Orleans. The bari and the C are also receiving fresh satin silver and gold inside the bells. 1 of the clarinets is getting new 24K gold trim.


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JerryJamz2:

I taught in the Oil City system from 1966-77 when I entered law school. I don't know of a Bernie Pitkin, but I was away from 1977-86. Osieckis have a good tech, and there are a couple of indies in the Erie area, and of course there is Jim Germann in Pgh. Not much else in the area that I know of currently. I know your area as well, having had a boat trailer axle fail at the mall just north of you on 81, and leaving my rig at Bersani Marine east of Cicero for a quick rebuild several years ago. I work in Erie occasionally with Andy Weinzler (big band stuff) who is busy in the Buffalo-Syracuse corridor.
 

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DD,

I know Harry, Jerry and Val Oseicki as I used to do some of their repair work from 1981-1984. Their store was about 5 blocks from mine. I'm a native and graduate of Cicero High, so I know right where your axle breakdown occured. Bummer on that. I'm heading out fishin on Oneida Lake in the morning. :D
 

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Finishing our CD in our Recording Studio...

should be done by the end of the month...finally!

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I'm just finishing my home studio/practice room. Need to tile the floor and all will be done. I built a "room within a room". It's not quite as elaborate as Frank Ballatore's, but it is working out well. When I figure out the Tascam Portastudio, I'll post some soundclips...then you guys can find out how bad I need to be taking on-line lessons from Keith Ridenour!
 

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Overhauling 8 saxes and a clarinet. I'll probably keep 4 of the vintage ones for myself (how am I going to make any money this way?). Also recording 2nd cd with my rock group - the Psyquatics - there will be way more sax on this one.
 

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My fathers Dolnet Bel Air alto:
 
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