When you don’t have the funds or time to bring your saxophone into a music technician, do-it-yourself repairs can help when you’re in a crunch. Although most of these suggestions are temporary fixes to your saxophone, you’ll most likely find them very useful for the time being.
Things You'll Need
- Hot glue gun
- Pot of boiling water
- Blow dryer
Don't panic if a mother of pearl inlay has fallen off of your saxophone. You can temporarily bond it back to your saxophone. A hot glue gun will hold you over until you’re able to take your saxophone to a saxophone technician. If you have no intentions of visiting a technician, epoxy is a bonding agent that will hold the pad on for quite some time.
Expand your saxophone’s mouth piece if it is too loose for the neck cork by holding it over steam from a boiling pot of water. Similarly, if your neck cork is compressed, you can wet it and dry it with a blow dryer. The heat will expand your saxophone’s neck cork.
Delicately bend the part attached to the neck of your saxophone’s neck octave if it is opening when it shouldn’t to move it closer to the post.
Tips & Warnings
- These saxophone repair solutions should only be used when you do not have access to a professional technician.
- Exercise caution when applying heat to lacquer.
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