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.
Have a “paperclip” or other big clarinet that needs some TLC? We have the experience and know-how to restore your instrument to its proper function.
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.
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.
This article describes some of the problems that an otherwise excellent vintage horn can have, and how we can improve the existing setup.
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.