For the most part, a saxophonist will rely on a competent saxophone repair person to do repairs on his or her saxophones. However, I believe that it is important for a saxophonist to understand the concepts of how to maintain a properly functioning saxophone. Understanding the physical nature of the saxophone will lead the saxophonist to good habits that will lengthen the time in between expensive overhauls of the saxophone.
I try to watch at least one saxophone repair video per day on YouTube so that I gain a certain level of mastery of the concepts behind saxophone repair. Today, I watched a very informative and comprehensive video on the art of leveling saxophone pads, and I found it to be of high enough quality to share here on Saxtalk. Please enjoy the video below!