Repair a Tenor Saxophone with this easy to follow ‘how to’ guide. Even though you may wish to save money by repairing your tenor saxophone yourself, consulting a professional saxophone technician is the safest way to ensure quality performance. According to the Tenor Saxophone website, repairs range from $50 to several hundred dollars for major repairs. For quick do-it-yourself fixes, however, there are ways to temporarily sustain your tenor saxophone.
Pad Replacement - Locate the pad's original positioning, or the seat. Place the pad in the cup and shift it around until you feel the pad fit into its original grooves. Mark the pad to remember this position.
Oiling Keys - Lightly brush dust from the keys with the paintbrush. If the keys aren't dusted before applying oil, the dust will absorb the oil and cause problems in the future.
Cork Expansion - If your mouthpiece is loose on the cork, wrap a non-flammable material around the cork.