Sax Overhaul
While Saxophones require annual routine professional service to maintain top playing condition, a complete overhaul is necessary typically every five to ten years.  Pads gradually become dry and hard and lose their flexibility over time. Older pads may be leveled or adjusted, but they may shift back to their original position, quickly bringing the saxophone out of proper adjustment.  Felts, corks and bumpers also wear, bringing about mal-adjustment and overall key noise.  Key fit is extremely important to the stability of adjustments and to minimize key noise.  With normal use, keys wear over time and must be carefully refit to maintain a reliable mechanism.  The overhaul process is extensive and concentrates on all aspects of the saxophone to return it to proper playing condition.  The following are the steps involved in a full overhaul:
 
Mechanical
 
   -Washed and cleaned
   -All steels and pivot screws polished and oiled
   -All corks and felts replaced
   -Springs checked for right tension
   -Neck cork replaced
   -Body and tone holes checked for leaks
   -Tone holes leveled and cleaned
   -New pads are installed
   -Realignment of keys and post
 
Cosmetic
 
   -    Body is washed and treated with a non-acid soap
   -    Tubing's are polished to a high finish by hand using polish paste
   -    The mechanism is washed and treated with a Tarnish removing solution
   -    Padding and Final Assembly
   -    The mechanism is realigned to the toneholes as necessary
   -    New pads are installed using the highest quality premium pad
   -    Pads are meticulously leveled.  No or minimal seat is inserted into the pads
   -    The mechanism is precisely adjusted for a quick response with the lightest touch
   -    Neck cork is replaced with quailty cork
   -    The saxophone is play tested to check for proper response, tone, resonance, pitch
        and consistency throughout the registers
 
A professional overhaul is an important investment in maintaining the value and reliability of your saxophone for years to come. 
 
 
NOTE:  Please specify if you would like a certain type of pad and or resonator.
 
 
 
Sax Overhaul with Premium  $1,200
pad and Resonator
 
 

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