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assembly and dismantle

allansto

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I would like to ask for opinions on handling whilst assembling and dismantling my sax
I tend to grab the thing anywhere with full hands and fingers very gently of course.
sometimes i lay it on my lap to clean it also tipping it up to get the pullthrough out.
I never hold by the keys, but often around the keys and body.some times I clamp my fingers around or over the bell or my thumb down inside the neck with fingers on the neck outside gently but secure of course. I often let the bell sit on the floor between my legs while I fit the neck and mouthpiece.
I hope im doing all the right things?
Allansto.
 

saxyman

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First thing I do when I take it out of its case is to hook it to the neck strap, leaves both hands free and I am not going to drop it. I never rest the bell on the floor.
 

JasonC

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I would like to ask for opinions on handling whilst assembling and dismantling my sax
I tend to grab the thing anywhere with full hands and fingers very gently of course.
sometimes i lay it on my lap to clean it also tipping it up to get the pullthrough out.
I never hold by the keys, but often around the keys and body.some times I clamp my fingers around or over the bell or my thumb down inside the neck with fingers on the neck outside gently but secure of course. I often let the bell sit on the floor between my legs while I fit the neck and mouthpiece.
I hope im doing all the right things?
Allansto.

I do all of this but I hold the sax by the bell most of the time. I also let the bell rest on the floor while I add the neck piece but only on carpet, I wouldn't do it on a hard floor because eventually the bottom will get badly scratched. Where there isn't carpet I attach the sax to my neck strap as saxyman said above.
 
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