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koumou

koumou

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I recently took delivery of brand new tenor manufactured in Taiwan, which I bought from the States. I leave on a Greek Island, so it traveled for a long way til it got to me. The sax must of got a whack during transfer and the bridge that holds the rods operating the bell keys, was misaligned leaving a gap of 2mm from the rods. There is no repair man on the Island, so I e-mailed Stephen, who responded immediately and gave me instructions on how to restore the damage. I removed all the rods/keys and carefully tapped the bridge in the correct position. All is well now and the sax plays beautifully.

So many thanks to you Sir, Mr. Howard.
 
Sunray

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Nice one mate - Good job done ... :thumb:
 
GsySaxMan

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Stephen sorted both my alto and tenor last year when I was over in the UK, not only is he an expert tech but he plays wonderfully and demonstrated how my horns should sound.

Sadly I am not at his level of skill, and I alaways think its to do with the horn, but usually its down to my lack of expertise.

Plaese dont get me wrong not suggesting that in this case, but when you are in his company as I was last year it makes you realise how little you know about the insturment and its capabilitiles - well me anyway....

Happy blowing koumou.

Cheers,
 
GsySaxMan

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Sorry about the spelling, but I am in Budapest on business and these Hungarian keyboards are very strange....

31c and sunny though so who am I to complain.
 
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I met Stephen a couple of weeks ago when he replaced the cork and pad on my mk.V1 neck. Top man!!!

John.
 
old git

old git

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Agreed Top Man....
Should be corrected to read:-

Joint top man.

Remember Griff is ex Royal Marines and also rolls a mean one. >:)
 
Stephen Howard

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Such lovely comments, thank you people!
 
thomsax

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I havent yet bought SH Haynes Saxophone Manual, but next time I'm in Stockholm I will visit Margie's bookstore and see if it's there. They carry lots of Haynes books and other technical books. I prefer to buy at the bookshops.
 
zootsaxenberger

zootsaxenberger

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Definite must have Thomsax,no sax player should be without it in my humble opinion
 
kevgermany

kevgermany

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Maybe phone them before you drop in and make sure it's in stock...
 
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teebones

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I havent yet bought SH Haynes Saxophone Manual, but next time I'm in Stockholm I will visit Margie's bookstore and see if it's there. They carry lots of Haynes books and other technical books. I prefer to buy at the bookshops.


Got mine a 2009 Christmas prezzie signed by the man himself thanks again Stephen worth it's weight in gold :thanks: :thumb:

Wonder if a signed first edition copy has increased in value :w00t::))):))):)))

Teebones "another" :old:
 

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