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  1. Looking for help with condition of sax and repair options (if needed)

    I recently obtained a King Zephyr (1957) and it has brown spots on it, the largest being twice the size of my thumb. It looks a little like rust and is some what scratchy to touch, it feels the same level as the rest of the metal. I am curious what it likely is and whether I need to be...
  2. Hello Everybody,

    Hello, I'm Carl and I look forward to making new friends and discussing music and instrument repair stuff Including custom modifications and what-not. I'm currently working on a VITO Bbb Contrabass Clarinet low-c extension with tenon receiver, J-Bend, tone hole, key/rod work with bell...
  3. Accent BC742C Bass Clarinet minor issues

    Hi guys :) so I bought Accent's low C model, the BC742C, and the instrument itself seems awesome. Great intonation, tone, etc, but like most, also seems to need a couple adjustments out of the box. I was hoping you guys could help me figure some out. 1. The middle F# (just first finger) is...
  4. Repair question

    Hi, so one of the needle springs has been snapped off and i also have a really messed up screw slot. Estimate and repair costs? Thanks
  5. Help about broken clarinet

    Hello everyone, I bought a vintage clarinet on eBay for $20. I don't know the correct brand, it has only "Progressive Paris and B1205" as i show in the images. When i was trying to remove a screw, i broke the base of it and now i have to glue it. Which is the correct glue/procedure to use? The...
  6. steevihn

    Lower Key Guards!

    This is probably in the wrong discussion group, sorry! )~: So my Mark VI alto has a loose key guard on it. It's the cover for the low C# key. Whenever I play down past a certain point it begins to vibrate probably damaging the body and making some pretty annoying sounds. Does anyone know if...
  7. Replacement For Pedler Low Eb Key

    I have acquired an old Pedler bass clarinet, which is in reasonable condition for its age except for missing the low Eb key on the bell. I bought a generic replacement that almost but not quite fit, and one repairer tried to cut and solder that key with disasterous results. Have also gone to...
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