Woodwind Repair Center News
Home Products Articles View Cart News About Us Help

SoftFeel Pads...What do you think? 
Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:14 AM
We've received great feedback on our SoftFeel line of Sax pads. Our goal with the SoftFeel pads was to make a pad with the same ultra-premium materials that we use on our Standard pads yet make them easier to install without loosing the great feel. The resulting pad is softer than our standard line of pads but still not too soft and definitely not pillowy.

Knowing this, for those who have had a chance to try the SoftFeel, what would your thoughts be on a slightly softer RooPad? Would you like to try the RooPads with the SoftFeel felt?

Let us know, we're testing them in the ProShop and the guys are liking them.
  |  permalink   |  related link

Horn of the Week: Buescher Big B Tenor 312xxx 
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:22 AM
This week's horn is a 1947 Buescher Big B Tenor has undergone an extensive Uberhaul and cosmetic restoration. Amongst our signature satin silver finish with smooth highlights are several modifications such as, side key contacts, F# to G#/Bis Bb adjustment screws, and a revised Front F touch. The beautiful gold-washed bell accentuates the larger bell flare of the Big B design. This horn has white RooPads with the original Buescher snap-in resonators.

This instrument is finished and up for sale - $4,800.

  |  permalink   |  related link

Better pads, faster pads, more pads 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:43 AM
Nearly two years ago we started to make all of our Saxophone pads right here in Wilmington NC. Almost instantly, our customers noticed that the quality of our pads greatly improved. With absolute control over production, the thoughtful folks in the PadCompany, along with the help of the ProShop, are now able to make what we believe are the finest pads in the world. But don't worry about us stopping there. We are working on some amazing new pads that you will love and we believe will revolutionize the woodwind industry. But, for now, we're covering our bases.

You have always asked us for more lines of pads. Now, we are able to deliver and deliver in great time. We have all the pads you need in stock and can make any pad you need. Recently we added a line of Softer, easier to work with pads called "soft feel." These pads are not overly soft or pillowy they are just a little softer and easier to install than our very firm standard line. The "Soft Feel" pads are quickly becoming a favorite among customers. Now, we have a thicker "Soft Feel" pad to save you time and money when working on various student and many Pro saxophones.

For a free sample of our "Soft Feel" in either the original 4.0mm thickness or the new 4.5mm thickness, write to and ask for a sample. We'll get those right out to you. If you have used our pads, you know they are well made, in the USA, from the finest European materials.

To order some of our new 4.5mm Soft Feel pads, click here.
  |  permalink   |  related link

The making of a G# lever:  
Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:23 AM
Josh is currently in the process of recreating a G# lever for a Buescher Aristocrat Alto (277xxx).

Here is what he had to say about it: "We are in the process of have a stamp/die made to re-create the signature "Buescher" touch piece that is currently still missing from the key. The horn will get our silver plating finish in the end. Everything on the key was made from raw brass stock."

  |  permalink   |  related link

Horn of the Week: Conn Curved Soprano (57XXX) 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 01:14 PM
The horn of the week this week is this Conn Curved Soprano.

This little Conn Curved Soprano has held up nicely over the last 90+ years, retaining about 95% of its original silver plating.
In addition to making the body and key work totally perfect, we replaced all of the springs with gold-plated steel needle springs, installed all new pearls, replaced the small Bis pearl with a larger pearl in a more practical location, installed new pearl rollers, and added adjustment screws to the top and bottom stack back bars.

See more pictures here.

  |  permalink   |  related link


Copyright © 2000-2011
All Rights Reserved.