This is a video demonstration on How to Fix Sticky Pads on a Saxophone

Follow these simple steps;

  • For this demonstration you need Rizla paper; the thinner the better.
  • Take a pair of scissors remove the glue edge to prevent contamination of the key
  • Locate the key that you are having issues with, then place the paper underneath and while holding down the key pull the paper out, this is removing any build up of dirt.
  • If it is not resolving the issue then fold the Rizla in half, slightly wet the paper,

If you are still having trouble then contact our repair department.

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About the author

Jeremy has been a part of Normans since July 2012, after completing his study at the Newark School. During his study he set himself the task of building a saxophone from scratch, a feat that no one in the courses history had attempted. Before instrument repair Jeremy had a successful career in the music industry; performing at international conferences, parliamentary jazz summits and a variety of prestigious venues resulting in gaining a place at Leeds College of Music.

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