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Worn vintage saxophone neckstrap hook ring

Nothing I hate more than finding a near mint horn to refurbish and realizing the original owner used a neckstrap with…

2 weeks ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Hot glue or shellac

I'm studying woodwind repair fulltime. I prefer shellac when repairing saxophones. I find it easier to work with, it last lon…

3 months ago
by gbelluscio (2 posts)

Where should I look for the solution?

As I play with the octave key depressed descending from high C, B, A, G, F, E, to lower D and then C, when I reach the D a…

4 months ago
by Rorschach (2 posts)

self saxophone overhaul

im thinking of buying an old 20s or 30s horn to try my hand at saxophone repair. Ive looking on music medic and see the sa…

4 months ago
by Rorschach (2 posts)

My Alto Saxophone keeps squealing in crazy harmonics

Hey all,
I recently switched to a Yamaha Custom EX Alto Saxophone and at first, it was a dream. Before that I had a c…

7 months ago
by furinkasan (5 posts)

Neck screw broke in neck receiver, causing a leak?

I have been playing saxophones for 2 years and I have a Yamaha YAS-280 alto. Just over a month ago I sent it to my repaire…

10 months ago
by mijderf (278 posts)

Vintage Baritone Saxophone bell Ironing advice

I am looking for a bell lip ironing underside ring to use on a 1942 King Baritone.

Ferrees does not have one liste…

11 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Hawkes&Son mystery C Melody?

I have been given a Hawkes & Son C Melody saxophone which seems very very old and has been difficult to research

1 year ago
by merseymale (6 posts)

High E leaking on Alto

Hi all,

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

I repadded my YAS-25...

.. and now I can't play below E!

Hi guys,

I recently took apart my 20 year old YAS-25 completely and repad…

1 year ago
by dfour (4 posts)

First sax Build

I'm researching in order to build my own sax.


As a backpacker I have chosen PVC as the material as…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Mystery Alto

Hiya, folks!

I intend to restore this alto sax, but i can't figure who produced it. I've done some snooping aro…

1 year ago
by Gislip (2 posts)

Found this part off my sax, I don't know where from though...

I have a Horn 88 Alto and I took the retainer off from the back side of the saxophone that held the bell and the main body…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

High F leaking on Bari

The high F on my Bari is leaking just a bit, but since it is so high on the neck, 1/3 of the horn is out of wa…

1 year ago
by AltonCruz (0 posts)

Soprano Sax Squeaks Middle D and E!

Hi everyone! I'm a highschool student and my school owns 2 Soprano Saxophones. I'm currently just messing around with one…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Is going to a shop for a loose spring worth it?

Ello there, I was just playing and ran into a decent issue. I believe I accidentally snipped it with my fingernail, but th…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

I dropped my Selmer Mark Vi

  • Im not sure what is wrong with me but someone please help Im in pure shock right now. After the drop i looked at it…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Pillar repair for sopronino

Anyone know if it would be expensive to repair a pillar on a mark Vi sopronino?

2 years ago
by Hillbillysax (6 posts)

octave key lift

Why will my octave key not lift if I play an upper  G on my Yamaha YAS280?   The octave key lifts okay on i…

2 years ago
by Beemer (3 posts)

Turning a saxaphone blue

I have an old saxaphone that is n longer playable. In order to continue enjoying this instrument I am turning it into a de…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Having issues with airy, crackling noises

I've been having issues with my saxophone making airy, crackling noises recently, I have made sure there wasn't any spit i…

2 years ago
by F35H (16 posts)

How much do keypads cost actually?

Hi guys,

I recently sent my alto sax for a repad. Just wondering what is the keypad that technicians usually use a…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Public School Music Programs. Who Really Cares !!

Now that I got your attention,


As part of my current job I am networking wherever possible.…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (596 posts)

Overhaul or naw?

Hello! I've been contemplating this for a while now but I haven't been able to make a decision because I'm not sure my ins…

2 years ago
by GFC (839 posts)

Sax Repair Located in Nassau County NY

Hi all. Do any of you have any recommendations for a great - pro-level sax repairman working out of Nassau County, NY. Tha…

2 years ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)
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