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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…

2 weeks ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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…

4 weeks ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 posts)

Pillar repair for sopronino

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

2 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…

2 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…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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 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…

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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.…

5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 months ago
by yonysatur (10 posts)

Sax tone has changed since overhaul

Hi there!

I am based in South Africa and we really…

9 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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…

9 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (450 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

12 months 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.…

1 year ago
by Catracer (6 posts)

Keilwerth SX90-R Springs

Hello my name is ed Quintana I live in Miami and I'm looking for the set of springs for my sax it's a SX90-R Black nickel…

2 years ago
by edquintanamiami

Sticky G# key

Yesterday I rented a Keilsworth Soprano sax, and i'm attempting to relearn after a 12 year hiatus. I'm finding that the G# ke…

2 years ago
by RavenSax (4 posts)
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