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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…

1 month ago
by mijderf (264 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…

2 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

3 months ago
by merseymale (6 posts)

High E leaking on Alto

Hi all,

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

4 months 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…

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

5 months ago
by mijderf (264 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…

5 months 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…

5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 posts)

High F leaking on Bari

Hello.
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…

7 months 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…

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

9 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

9 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 posts)

Pillar repair for sopronino

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

10 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…

10 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…

10 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

10 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…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 posts)

Public School Music Programs. Who Really Cares !!

Now that I got your attention,

I CARE!!

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

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

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

Hello!

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

1 year 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…

1 year ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Sax tone has changed since overhaul

Hi there!

I am based in South Africa and we really…

1 year ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (525 posts)
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