SERVICES

SAFE SAX specializes in mechanical overhauls, and total instrument restorations as well as personalized setups and custom key work

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SAFE SAX will work with you to find the best playing experience on your instrument, for example by addition of special resonators or pads

OVERHAUL PRICING

IAll prices include VAT

TIPS

Case

  • Make sure the horn rests in a quality firm case
  • Never pull the horn out of its case by the bell
  • Put the horn very gently back in its case
  • Always put the case on the floor in a subtle way
  • Vacuum clean the case once a year

 

Assembly of the saxophone

  • First put the mouthpiece on the neck, then place neck on the sax
  • When tuning the horn by pushing the mouthpiece in, make sure you grab the saxophone by the upper part to prevent bending of the body

 

Maintenance

  • Keep the sax free of dust
  • Annual check-up to increase its longevity and you won’t get used playing an instrument in poor condition
  • Don’t drink suger-based drinks while playing to prevent sticky keys and corrosion
  • Don’t put oil on the keys yourself. The largest part of the oil will stay on the surface of the hinges and will attract dust which causes the keywork to wear out faster.

 

Sticky keys

  • Use Yamaha powder paper
  • Clean pads with lighter fluid
  • Put Padlife on a firm piece of paper or coffee filter, place under the pad, close key gently and pull/withdraw the paper
  • Always watch out for left behind pieces of paper or powder

 

Remove moisture

  • Remove moisture for the inside and outside with the help of type-specific wipers
  • Leave the case open for at least 10 minutes after playing