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SmithySax

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Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well.

Back in 1989 I bought a second hand Jiffy stand for baritone saxophone.

I didn't even own a bari at the time and Adrian Bullers let me have it for a botlle of vodka ( Smirnoff seeing as you asked)

On a festival gig last Saturday the tip of adjustable spike that seats the bell clip broke off seconds before the show, while the stand doesn't owe me anything I really like it and it works so well.

I've used it on many many tours and sessions, live shows -everything.

If anyone knows where I might be able to get this repaired or replaced I'd be super grateful!

See below for spare part originally available from Bill Lewington,

Thanking the Jiffy Bari Salvation Angel in advance......

Best wishes,

Nick

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What's the metal it's made from? Is it steel? If so, and you have all the bits, I'd go to a local steel fabrication shop on an industrial estate and ask the chap with the visor if he'd weld it up for a tenner. Welders of other metals are available too.

Or, alternatively: Jiffy Baritone Saxophone Playing Stand | eBay
 
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SmithySax

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Thanks David, I’ve messaged the eBay member in case they have spare rods.

I’ve asked Jim Bradley the brilliant Sax repairer about this and he thinks a welding job might not hold, a replacement would be ideal.

Really appreciate your swift response!
 
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I always thought a weld was stronger than the material welded. If it's hollow, a piece of solid bar welded inside both parts might give you extra confidence?
 
PigSquealer

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Welcome to the café. Go see a local metal shop. The part broke from metal fatigue. Looks like a piece of tubing with one and flattened and the tip rounded to a nice finish. They may offer to make you a new one For less. Let us know how it turns out please.
 
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A piece of flat metal strip cut and bent to shape, drilled and bolted to tube?
 
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Looks like the replacement part is brass. It might be more convenient to source a replacement. However it looks like a simple project for an apprentice fabricator.
 

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