How To Fix Alto Saxophone Neck Piece
Interested in learning how to fix alto saxophone neck piece? The alto sax neckpiece can become broken or worn out over time and will need repair. It is not entirely difficult to replace the old cork on the saxophone. Follow these steps to repair your a lot saxophone neck piece and have your sax playing like new.
To fix alto saxophone neck piece, you will need:
- Utility knife
- New cork
- Hobby knife
- Contact cement glue
- Remove the mouthpiece. Measure the circumference of the old cork on the mouthpiece with a tape measure.
- Remove the cork on the mouthpiece. Apply a glue-removal solvent to aid you in removing the old cork. Scrape the remaining cork off with a hobby knife.
Cut a new section of cork at the same length as the circumference of the old cork. Wrap the cork around the neck of the saxophone to ensure that it fits and there is no overlap.
- Coat the saxophone cork with contact cement glue. Wrap it around the neck piece and hold it in place for approximately 15 minutes.
Cut the overhang and excess cork off with a hobby knife. Sand the cork using 100 grit sandpaper and shape it to fit the mouthpiece. Note that you might need to attempt to apply the mouthpiece multiple times to the neck until you fashion the cork to the appropriate shape.
Apply cork grease generally to the new cork. Fit the mouthpiece over the cork on the alto saxophone neck piece and place the neck on the sax body. Play your saxophone and listen to the sound. If the sound is bad, replace the pads on the saxophone keys.