How To Fix Alto Saxophone Neck
Need to know how to fix an alto saxophone neck? Knowing how to repair your alto saxophone's neck might just come in handy. It is always good to be prepared just in case you run into problems with your saxophone and aren’t able to take it in for repairs. These steps will walk you through fixing your alto saxophone's neck should it become bent or broken.
To fix an alto saxophone neck, you will need:
- Your alto saxophone
- Glue-removing solvent
- A craft knife
- Craft glue
- Rubber bands
- Completely remove the old cork. Also remove as much of the glue that held it on as you can. Using a solvent made to remove glue will aid in getting the remnants off.
- Next, you want to cut a new piece of cork to fit your alto saxophone's neck piece. Using a craft knife, or a similar type of blade, makes this much easier.
- You will then put a little glue on the neck joint and wrap the piece of cork you previously cut around it. Using rubber bands will help to hold the cork in place while the glue dries.
- Once you have the cork on and held in place with the rubber bands, lay the neck up and let the glue dry overnight. It is important to make sure that the glue has time to dry completely.
- The next day, take sandpaper and use it to sand the new cork down. Sand the cork until you can fit it halfway into the joint without using any cork grease.
- Take the saxophone neck back out and grease it with plenty of cork grease. Work the neck into the joint. Repeat this several times in order to get a nice, air-tight fit.
And there you have the steps for repairing your alto saxophone's neck. Following these steps will have your saxophone neck fitting tightly into the joint again and stop any air leaks it might have developed over time.