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6M lacquer removing - which non-chemical techniques?

I would like to remove the lacquer of a 6m from '50, it is heavily tarnished, with a non homogeneous color and almost brown,…

9 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

1917 King Tempo

I originally posted this in the vintage section - it probably belongs here : My question is about the octave riser valve on…

9 years ago
by Saxquest (419 posts)

Selmer Mk VI bell removal

I picked up a nasty dent at the base of the body just above the bell attachment ring (on the serial number). If I could remov…

9 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Broken neck piece!

I have a "vinci" alto saxophone that my friend gave me for christmas that he used to use in middle school. He broke the neck…

9 years ago
by deathkreator18 (1 post)

Wanted: Low C Guard for Selmer SBA Tenor

Any ideas where I'd get a low C guard for a Selmer Super (balanced) Action ? Alternately would one from a Mark VI or other mo…

9 years ago
by hipradio (1 post)

Overtone issues

I now own a YTS-23 tenor saxophone and have been playing it for about 5 years. Throughout the time, I have never been able to…

10 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

how and what with to polishing silver sax....

hey I have a windermere 4 star and I need to polish it ....it has a satin silver finish with brushed silver keys and bell ins…

10 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

vintage cleanng and info please help!!!!!

ve a saxophone that says ind elkhart USA with serial number but no name anyone help! serial number is 4992. also whats the b…

10 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

Buzzy A on Martin Handcraft

Hello everyone, my apologies if this topic has already been covered. I have seen from time to time remarks about the "buzzy…

10 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

Selmer Mark VI Alto/Baritone Clothes Guard

I'm looking for a clothes guard for a '72 Mark VI baritone sax. The broken part appears to be identical to the alto version.…

10 years ago
by michael@woodwindshop.com (5 posts)

wanted: Super 20 tenor low C guard & clothes guard

anyone have these two guards for sale? email: stankbutts@hotmail.com

10 years ago
by midsouthmusic (1 post)

Installing high F# key

Well this is dear old Dad again. You guys have been great and very helpful in the past with my daughters set up. New question…

10 years ago
by grandpacrotchrocket (10 posts)

Replacing a Spring

Hey guys. I have this old King Zephyr tenor that needs a spring replaced (low B key, in the joint bell key mechanism). The on…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

How to get rust of a sax

Hey guys, can you give me any suggestions on how to remove rust from a saxophone?

10 years ago
by ptd (1 post)

Kudos to Curt Alterac at Music Medic

One of the first people I met at my first NAPBIRT conference was this kind of short bald guy standing in front of a display t…

10 years ago
by Gary51 (17 posts)

Broken Soprano Sax

I bought a cheap soprano sax made in China off EBay about 5 years ago. I was playing in church last night during a service an…

10 years ago
by kelsey (930 posts)

My Reed Won't Stay Closed.

Good thing too right? Here's a question for the Wizards. When the energy wave arrives back at the mouthpiece, after making 2…

10 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

Selmer AS210 D key Repair

Hi, hope everybody is doing well. I recently purchased a Selmer AS210 online and, after only a couple weeks of messing around…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

True Tone Tenor Neck

My first True Tone is a Tenor SN 67XXX I liked it so much that I now have a TT alto and sop. I love the horn but have been le…

10 years ago
by kevingalayda (2 posts)

Saxophone Tuning Need Help!!!!

I have a 2004 monique bari sax that is full of tunning issues. I have heard that by adjusting the distance my pads open I mig…

11 years ago
by MartinMods (63 posts)

old sax restoration

I found a few old saxophones at a pawn shop with my brother yesterday. I don't know what kind and I think some of them were b…

11 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Is this sax relacquered?

is it in good shape?

11 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax 37XXX (1981) problems

Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax 37XXX (1981) ok.. this saxaphone layed dorment for 7 years totally taken apart.. so naturally some…

11 years ago
by jaketg99 (3 posts)

Is repading a sax really as hard as your local tech would like you to think.

I have an old sax in really good condition but it needs a couple new pads. I really don't see the point in paying so much to…

11 years ago
by saxandbassplayer (42 posts)

Need Alto neck

Picked up a old 1959 Conn Shooting Star alto sax for my daughter to use in marching band. I don't want her to mess up her pro…

11 years ago
by grandpacrotchrocket (10 posts)
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