Saxophone Tips – Removing Sax Tone Hole Burrs

After facing a saxophone tone hole you are often left with a burr edge on the rim. This burr must be eliminated in order to increase pad life. A very effective solution is to take a 2″ X 2″ piece of aluminum foil and fold this several times until it is approximately 1/4″ X 3/8″ or so. Take the foil and place it on the hole’s rim like a saddle. Work this around the hole with medium pressure. This removes the burr and polishes the top of the hole.

For detailed technical information and supplies for performing the above padding technique, please contact:

J.L. Smith & Co.
1816 East 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
[email protected]