Should I repad my horn?

I’ve recently started a repair column over at BestSaxophoneWebsiteEver and my first column was “Should I repad my horn?”.  Might sound like an easy question, but there is so much involved to be able to make this decision properly, and so much information that the consumer should know so they are aware and happy with their decision and the resulting situation!  As you might expect from me, I dove in and gave a long-winded but hopefully informative answer.


Ask a Saxophone Repairman: Should I Repad?

“Second and third opinions are always wise if you do not yet have a relationship of trust with your repairman. But there are very real reasons that a repairman would recommend a full repad over a smaller job. I will attempt to explain them.”