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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 month 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…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 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…

3 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 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…

3 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 posts)

Pillar repair for sopronino

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

4 months 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…

4 months 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…

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 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…

4 months 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…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 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.…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 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…

9 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 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…

10 months ago
by GFC (794 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…

10 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

I don't want to relacquer, but it's rusting. Any other options?


I've got a Selmer Super Action 80, Series I, that I inherited from my dad and I've been playing for…

10 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Cannonball Tenor High G

Hello, I've been having issues with my tenor saxophones high G. This ouccurs randomly but sometime when I blow into the ho…

10 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Sax tone has changed since overhaul

Hi there!

I am based in South Africa and we really…

11 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 posts)

Martin Pivot screws

I was looking at a Martin Committee II tenor over the weekend.

It was missing the lower pivot screw for the High E…

11 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (470 posts)

1929 Martin Handcraft Alto - parts?!?

I'm looking for anyone out there who has a few parts to spare for a 1929 Martin Handcraft Alto (gold-plate). I need t…

11 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Is this repairable and how? How much would it cost?

Hi everyone! I'm a new member to this website and I was wanting to see if anyone could answer my question. I'm a musician…

12 months ago
by RyanCannonball (40 posts)

Tricks for sticky key?

The G# on my vintage Conn has begun sticking closed and I'm not sure what I can do to correct it. The pads are only a year ol…

12 months ago
by saxybill1 (8 posts)

CA 1927 Elkhart Horn - Decorator Piece or Diamond in the Rough?

Hi there,

I picked up this Elkhart Inst. Co. LP alto horn, and I'm now trying to sort out whether it would be w…

1 year ago
by neurorocker (2 posts)

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 (4 posts)

My website for sax repairs

Visit my website for info on sax repairs.
All types of sax repairs
Very competative prices…

1 year ago
by CalebFeiring (1 post)

Cleaning Reed Mold

Im really bad at the saxophone, and It’s my second year playing on it.
I noticed black / grey gunk growing on m…

1 year ago
by mgictwnger (41 posts)

Keilwerth SX90R Baritone Sax busted in car accident

So I work in a repair shop, and we just got in this SX90R bari sax that was in a car accident and now it's in pieces.…

2 years ago
by Catracer (6 posts)
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