Saxophone Repair

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I just wanted to thank you for repairing my daughters alto sax. She told me that it sounded “amazing”!!

Chris G. (Lake Worth, FL)

The sax plays great. Thank you.

Jason B. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

My sax feels great! Thank you.

John P. (Boynton Beach, FL)

Scott – the mouthpiece is very much improved…it’s now playing great. Much thanks!

Alan M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

The horn is fantastic! Thank you so much for reviving this iconic piece of music history for me. The tone is far better than I had dreamed and she looks amazing! Job well done.

Samuel C. (Hattiesburg, MS)

Great job on the Cannonball setup – plays the best it ever has!

Jeremy M. (West Palm Beach, FL)

Plays great!! Thanks again.

Debbie P. (West Palm Beach, FL)

Thanks again for working on the horn. I am VERY pleased. I was seriously considering figuring out how to get a 62 if the fix didn’t work, but I love my horn even more now. I really appreciate your work.

Clint M. (Deerfield Beach, FL)

Just gotta say, he has done a really top-notch job on a pair of challenging repairs/alts which my usual go-to guys couldn’t quite pull off.

First was adding a Front F key to an Italian curvy soprano (he did it by altering a clarinet key) and NOT make it look like an after-factory alt, and the second was doing a really, really NICE repair on a twisted and dented up upper Baritone crook which most techs would have given up to the ghost.

These were not run-of-the mill things. It takes someone with real craft and skill to have successfully pulled these off.

I just think he deserved some Kudos here.

George J. (Portland, OR)

YBS-61 Octave Key Fix

Yamaha’s YBS-61 baritone sax was an excellent instrument, but the original octave vent design caused some pitches in the second octave to be stuffy. Yamaha eventually redesigned the octave vents, and we can update your original YBS-61 to match the improved specification.

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Scott, just wanted to say the tenor sounded great last night – the best ever. It sounds like a new horn and the action and tuning are great. Thanks a lot!

Jason A. (Lake Worth, FL)

Scott, what a tremendous difference! Horn playing great!!!

Clint M. (Deerfield Beach, FL)

My flute and tenor play great, thanks again.

Wes A. (Hollywood, FL)

Happy to refer friends to you…your work is excellent!

Barry N. (Hollywood, FL)

The bari is playing great. The octave key fix seems to be working fine so having them open and close together seems like the right behavior. The lower register is much better now.

Carlos P. (Boca Raton, FL)

I want to thank you again for the work you did on the horn. It feels great. I am very thankful that I was able to find you and rest assured that I will tell as many people as possible about your outstanding work.

Zahiir C. (Hollywood, FL)

Great job on my alto – it looks and plays fantastic. Thanks.

Kenny M. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Hi Scott, the tenor is playin’ like a new horn – easy low Bb. Thanks.

Bob V. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying the old Keilwerth that you brought back to life! It’s a lot of fun to play.

Barry N. (Hollywood, FL)

Thanks so much for a wonderful fix! The horn plays its a** off with a beautiful sound. I don’t know if I love your solos or your repairs better, they are both the best!

Brian A. (New Jersey)

I tried the tenor last night at a rehearsal and it’s working beautifully, thanks.

Carlos P. (Boca Raton, FL)

Horn feels great!!!! You’re the man, Scott…

Zahiir C. (Hollywood, FL)

Just wanted to let you cats know that if you’re ever down here or are already living here Scott Ankrom of “South Florida Horns” is the man for repairs (no I don’t get a discount for this…lol…).

His attention to detail, quick turn around and honesty are refreshing. I’ve been to a couple of guys down here before and they were all capable but could never connect as they were too busy rushing the job and/or not very honest in their assessment. This cat will tell you the pro’s and con’s to your suggestions and help you understand the consequences to both.

I just went in yesterday and again left completely satisfied.

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I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to bring my instruments to you for service. They are working well.

Anthony P. (Pembroke Pines, FL)

Sax plays great, thanx.

Jason B. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Looks amazing, dude, nice work!

George J. (Portland, OR)

Thanks for doing such a great job on my tenor! I almost forgot how great a horn it is!

Scott K. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Thanks again for the great job!

Jay C. (New York, NY, of the Allman Brothers)

Custom Modifications

Front F key, installed.

Design, fabrication, and installation of (fill in the blank). Add, remove, reposition, or reshape parts…the only limit is your imagination. With any custom job, our goals are correct function and cosmetic attractiveness.

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Adding a Front F Key

Front F key, installed.

Recently, a tech contacted me about adding a front F key to a Borgani soprano sax. He was going to perform the rest of the overhaul but decided to outsource this part of the project.

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Dents and Body Repairs

Dent removal, soldering, crack repairs. We have the equipment and skills to do all kinds of body work. Our objective is to make the result look at attractive as possible.

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Setup and Regulation

Mark VI tenor sax, after key alignment.

Uneven key heights, sloppy keywork, and other problems can all make your instrument harder to play, but we can fine-tune your instrument to fit like a glove.

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Restoring a Broken Saxophone Key

Broken sax key, before.

An overhaul is more than just replacing the pads. One of the steps during disassembly is to fit the keys tightly to the posts. During this step, I discovered a major problem that required attention.

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P. Mauriat Alto Sax Dent Repair

Dented bell.

A “P. Mauriat” alto sax came into the shop this week. The owner was playing a gig, and the horn fell off its stand and onto a monitor speaker. The result? A lot of bent keys and a big, ugly dent in the bell.

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Cracked Sax Mouthpiece Repair

Cracked sax mouthpiece.

Have you ever put a sax mouthpiece on your neck and cracked the shank end (the part that goes over the cork)? How do we fix this? First, the crack is sealed so there are no leaks.

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