I make my own felt from wool. Not because I want to, but I cant get the right quality I want. I mainly use felt for bumper feet, and it needs to be as firm as tech korc but as silent as soft felt. It takes 2 days to make a felt that is just right
I hand select all the cork I use and measure thicknes. Tech cork is used for joints with high preasure and intense wear often in combo with Teflon to give a non friction touch.
I use mainly 3 different kinds of lube from Ultimate specially designed for woodwind instruments. For pivot screws I use another special lube, and rubber/teflon joints I use a silicone based lube.
I exclusively use RooPads from MusicMedic USA. They are made of cangaroo skin and are in every way the perfect sax pad - period. They come in 3 different colors: White, Black and Chocolate Brown.
And I only use real stick shellac in the right colors depending of the pad.
When you have tried building every component on a saxophone - you understand
Overhauling a saxophone takes years of practice and experience to do well. With over 600 parts a saxophone is one of the most mechanically complex instruments in the world, so choose carefully when you deside who will be servicing your instrument. As an instrument maker I have a feel for the intrument and what its all about and to me a great overhaul includes the overall feel of the intrument. Playability and how well it can be tuned. Some saxes play well in tune and others not so much.
A great sax can be poorly setup and sound half bad.... and a poor sax properly set up can sound great.
I only use the very best materials available, and some I make my self because I cant buy the quality and function I want. Every detail counts in terms of sound and feel. And I want you to feel good about your intrument.
Good tools are essential to me as a craftsman. They are the back bone of my saxophone magic. They make my life easier and require a strict order if I am to manage working with them, so all tools have an excact place in my shop. Creativity gets the better of me every now and then and my shop looks more like a warzone - but I know at all times were everything is - even in the heat of battle.
NOTE: Due to the very unstabil US dollar value I hae desided to change the trading currency to Danish Kroner. You can also pay in 999 fine silver coins.
I am not cheap - but I know what I am doing and you will find that my overhauls will make your sax feel like never before and you get a one year warranty on all repairs and overhauls from my shop. You further more get one year free inspection.
I am a member of Danish Instrument Makers Guild witch will guarantee you highly skilled and professional service and warranty.