PROPER SAXOPHONE MAINTENANCE

YOU WILL NEED
  • Cloth for cleaning the instrument
    after playing
  • Cloth for cleaning the instrument’s
    mechanical parts
  • Special paper for cleaning
    the pads after playing
  • Reed guard
  • Special oil for screws
  • Neck cork grease
  • Plastic end plug
  • Neckstrap
  • Mouthpiece brush

1EVERY DAY

• Grease your neck cork before you start playing

• To prevent hand fatigue and cramping, always use a neckstrap when playing your saxophone

• Put the plastic end plug into your instrument before putting the saxophone in its case

7EVERY WEEK

• Swab the mechanism of the instrument to remove any fingerprints

30EVERY MONTH

• Check all the screws to make sure they are tightened up and oiled. Damage or fouling of screws may lead to slops in mechanism and interference with normal tone-hole closing by the pads.

Timely preventive maintenance of the instrument can considerably extend its life

• Check your cork gaskets to make sure they are fit for use

• Clean your mouthpiece using a brush and warm water

365EVERY YEAR

• Take advantage of SOUNDS GOOD services for annual check-ups of your instrument. Our free-of-charge technical diagnostics will help you make an informed decision as to preventive repair and/or maintenance to make sure your instrument sounds its best.

SOUNDS GOOD recommends to keep all the maintenance materials separately
from the instrument to prevent darkening of the cover and tarnishing
of the metal parts of your instrument.