Mouthpiece Placement – How it Works

The most common tuning problem that I see is poor mouthpiece placement. Although to many players it may seem obvious to pull out or push in the mouthpiece, there are times when this simple idea can get away from us. As a technician who plays saxophone, one of the most valuable performance related ideas I […]

#WednesdayWisdom: Lubricating Your Instrument

We’ve gotten a lot of requests recently for additional instructional materials to go along with our Instrument Repair Kits from musicians who are exploring instrument repair.  For Todays job of oiling your instrument you’ll need: Your Instrument Ultimate Key Oil Ultimax Pivot and Roller Lube Woodwind Screwdriver Hinge Tube Cleaner Today we’ll be talking about […]

#WednesdayWisdom: Choosing A Clarinet

By Curt Altarac If you’ve ever endeavored to select a clarinet for yourself, for a student, or for your rental instrument fleet, you’ve surely seen that there are a lot of choices available on the market.  Some of them are so inexpensive it’s hard to believe you can manufacture a musical instrument for that amount, […]

#WednesdayWisdom: Protect & Polish Your Silver!

Did you know that today’s Silver is comprised of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals? It’s those other metals, typically copper, that make sterling silver tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulfur in the air, causing the sterling silver tarnish. Silver tarnishes faster in areas with high humidity and air pollution. By using a […]