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Should I tune to equal tempered intonation?

I'm very confused about how saxophones should be tuned.

 

Yes, I already know that one uses a combina…

1 month ago
by MyOldSax (3 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…

1 year ago
by abitruchriste (1 post)

sax conn

,,Tengo un sax conn serial130951,,tono bajo,,licencia
dic8 1914,,pero me gustaria saber la autenticidad,,

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 posts)

How to clean original 1955 Conn

Found in thrift store, no case, amazingly straight Conn 6M serial 535077. Pads look great, looks very playable, I got some…

2 years ago
by JonHuff (120 posts)

Using Alum does anyone have any insight

I am stepping up and starting my pot of Alum this weekend. Does anyone have any experience they would be willing to share?…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Vintage Conn Saxophone Fused Shell Roller Replacements

I have done numerous refurbishing of Conn Saxophones and have battled with replacement rollers for a number of years. I ha…

3 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

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…

3 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 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 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago
by mijderf (282 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…

4 years 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

4 years ago
by merseymale (6 posts)

High E leaking on Alto

Hi all,

4 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 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 years 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 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 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…

4 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 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…

5 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (644 posts)

Pillar repair for sopronino

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

5 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…

5 years ago
by Beemer (3 posts)
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