|SAXOPHONES||Average for Playing Condition||*Repad|
|Student B Flat Soprano||$80.00||$490.00|
|E Flat Alto||$80.00||$490.00|
|B Flat Tenor/ C Melody||$90.00||$500.00|
|E Flat Baritone**||$125.00||$630.00|
How often do you Repad a saxophone?
A sax needs repadding when most or all of the pads are wrecked through becoming too hard, or from splitting. I have been servicing saxes for over 25 years, and done many repads.
How much does it cost to have a saxophone cleaned?
The cost to get it cleaned and repaired, and have new pads and corks put on, is around $350-400. There are additional cost for extra accessories and luxuries.
Can you refurbish a saxophone?
How do you Repad an alto saxophone?
How much does it cost to Recork a saxophone?
|Service||Estimate of Price|
|Full Repad||$590 – *$770|
|Adjustment & Budget Repad||$455 – *$605|
|Adjustment & Partial Repad||$256.50 – *$309.00|
|Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment||*$17.00|
How long does it take to Repad a saxophone?
It usually takes around between 30 to 40 hours to do a total refurb this includes total stripdown getting the silver plate finish up to scratch, re-padding & re-corking the whole works including some spring replacement … it’s hards work & can be done ….
How do I know if my saxophone needs new pads?
you’ve got the basics — severe discoloration, hardness, rips, sticking, tears, mold…. But the real key is that they don’t seal — or retain an adjustment — anymore. A pad can be quite hard and moldy and still be working just fine, assuming no leaks.
How often should a saxophone be serviced?
Senior Member. I aim for once a year, give or take a month or two and I give my sax a good clean and oil every 4-6 months.
How do you sterilize a saxophone?
For any plastic mouthpieces like beginner clarinet and saxophone, we’d recommend using steri-spray, since alcohol can make a plastic brittle or discolor. Spray down the entire mouthpiece and let it air dry. Then rinse it off with water.
How long do pads last on a saxophone?
Most saxes need a “refresher” play condition which replaces the palm key pads (sometimes high E and F#) and the low Eb pad once every 1 to 2 years. It is these pads that collect the most moisture when the sax is played, no matter how careful the player is about cleaning.
How do you clean a moldy saxophone?
Mold is highly toxic. Throw the case out immediately. Have the sax completely disassembled, rip all pads, felts and corks off off. Bathe the body,neck and keys in antiseptic-chemical solution to kill the mold.
How do you make an old saxophone look new?
You can always look in the tube and bell to see how clean they are. If you do want to clean the sax (and not play on it) you can always emerge it in a vinegar/water bath. Just as for cleaning the neck. Rinse with water and use a cloth with some water and soap to finish it.
What can I do with an old saxophone?
Sell it. Take the sax to the most reputable repair shop near you and have them appraise it. This is a fast and simple way to learn what the sax is worth. They may have consignment options or offer to buy it from you directly.
Can you buff out scratches on a saxophone?
Distinguished SOTW Member
Clear nail polish then. Just apply it as soon as you can after noticing the scratch, and that’s about all you can do. If the scratch is along the side where the horn hits your leg, you might as well just forget about it. There will be hundreds or thousands more to join it in the years to come.
How many pads does an alto saxophone have?
1set of 25 Pads Alto Saxophone Pads Black Complete for Saxophone Accessories.
How do you glue saxophone pads?
Preference is for shellac, but it’s close. Hot glue, used properly isn’t messy. Just cut little chunks of it put in the keycup heat and put the pad in, rotate/twist to spread the glue. Then put key back on sax, heat until soft and adjust the pad to seal.
How do you make shellac glue?
How do you Recork a saxophone?
How long does a saxophone last?
But, you should keep this point in mind: these saxophones are most likely disposable, meaning they’ll probably only last 2-5 years. If that meets your needs, then you may want to consider this category of saxophone.
How do you replace a cork?
Is it hard to replace saxophone pads?
What does a leaky saxophone sound like?
On a woodwind without leaking pads, they’ll sound clear and crisp. However, if there is a leak, the notes will have a fuzzy, almost blurred sound even with very little finger pressure.