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Elkhart sax repair

I was on the "Net a while back and came across an outfit - I believe - in Indiana (Elkhart?) - they charge, if I remember…

2 weeks ago
by tbatunes

Anyone experience with repairs in Eastern Europe?

Hello, my first post, my family originates from Bohemia, around Cheb, and I'm planning to go there for a holiday. It seeme…

3 weeks ago
by dulwer

Sky Sax

I have recenty bought a SKY Saxaphone Alto, which was suppose to be in excellent condition, but it is not. i just wanted som…

3 weeks ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

Yamaha G1 necks do not fit the old 62 model tenors

Just in case anyone else has encountered this issue. I recently purchased a silver G1 neck for my 62 tenor. The octave mechan…

1 month ago
by savio (8 posts)

Mouthpiece cleaning

I have been very miticulous about keeping my horns and mouthpieces clean and dry after each session.  I have an elabo…

2 months ago
by birdlover (40 posts)

San Jose, Santa Cruz Ca repair shop.

Any suggestions for a repair shop in the San Jose, Santa Cruz Ca area? I have a tenor MK VI that is bleeding. I was told i ne…

2 months ago
by tempomaster (28 posts)

Middle E Rattling (P Mauriat 66R)

Title. It only seems to happen while playing at about a forte and above, but the fact that it is happening at all is disco…

3 months ago
by Zaxman (14 posts)

A few thoughts on dealing with repair shops.

Every so often there's a post about some horror story dealing with a repair shop.  Some shops truly suck (I've experi…

6 months ago
by GFC (331 posts)

Where to find a Good Sax Repair in Toronto? Not LNGMcWADE

Long and McQuade rubs me the wrong way.  I never want to step foot in there store ever again.  Where in Toronto…

9 months ago
by GFC (331 posts)

Is this rust on my Sax??

Hello everyone,

This is my first post and I wanted to know what the brown spots are on my saxophone...

9 months ago
by saxgourmet (98 posts)

Conn new wonder rod screws thread size?

Can anyone tell me the rod screw thread size  for a Conn new wonder 2 saxophone please.

9 months ago
by griff136

Lyre mount screw

Ok so i have a Conn 22M tenor sax, but the screw to hold my lyre in place is missing. Another thing, the lyre i bought for it…

11 months ago
by Horatio Hornblower (1 post)

New To Repairing - Help with installing pads?

Hey Everyone,

I've just started training in repair at work here in Brisbane. I'm beginning to get the art of pu…

11 months ago
by saxgourmet (98 posts)

Should I just buy a new saxophone?

I've been playing an Andreas Eastman ETS640-GL tenor saxophone for a little over a year now. Well, what can i say, it play…

12 months ago
by Saxquest (296 posts)

***WARNING - Dave Spiegelthal***

I am posting the details of my recent dealings with Dave as a warning to anyone thinking about sending him there i…

12 months ago
by alexrm78

Dent in body.

Hello, I'm new to this forum.

So. I dropped my alto and theres a dent on the top of the body.

Is the…

1 year ago
by Saxquest (296 posts)

Gluing keypads

I am using shellac for the first time and getting in a pickle... I am melting the flakes over a flame but by the time I ge…

1 year ago
by saxgourmet (98 posts)

How much would it cost to do an adjastment on Tenor sax? (YTS-62)

Hello,

 

I'm wondering how much would i cost to do tenor saxophone adjastment (Yamaha YTS-62) Really…

1 year ago
by edikromanyuk

YTS 62 purple logo

I just recieved my backup tenor sent from Saxquest after an overhaul. The horn is perfect. Thanks to Mark Overto…

1 year ago
by kelsey

How much would this cost to repair?(Yamaha YTS-62)

Just boght a YTS-62 yesterday. Bought it cheap because it looks pretty bad lol but still sounds beautiful. So i was wonder…

1 year ago
by Saxquest (296 posts)

Silver plating in a can

Hi all
There is a method of silver plating that is created on the metal, ie a bare brass sax, by polishing. I am sure…

1 year ago
by cycles (25 posts)

reliable shops in the Hudson Valley

hi, my Buescher bari needs some TLC, probably repadding at the very least. Is there anyone reliable in the Newburgh/Beacon…

1 year ago
by ruthwalker

Cost of a general service for a Selmer 80 Super Action Bari

Hey!
I'm hoping someone can help me - I've had my Bari for 7 years and only recently left it in for a general service…

1 year ago
by GFC (331 posts)

How can one learn to repair and restore saxes?

I really like vintage horns and I think restoring them would be a fun hobby and it would be neat to learn how to repair and r…

1 year ago
by GFC (331 posts)

Elkhart Restoration

We are looking to restore an Elkhart sax that my husband inherrited. We'd love to have it looking in top notch for display…

1 year ago
by holleyd72 (6 posts)
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