Hi All I have bought a new sterling alto sax as a gift for my wife, both newbies, I have had problems with this sax since the first day, the octave key was not functioning and I got it repaired (bent) then i got it back and found it wasn't fixed at all, I find that the third key (G) when played will not allow the octave key to respond as the first two keys do, hence any key below the G as well.
Does anyone have any idea on this and how it can be fixed?
There are no technicians in my local town and although I am willing to try fix it myself I am no way a techie, all keys work and sound fine if I do not use the octave register.
I have even thought of just selling it cheap because I cannot stand the frustration of having a sax constantly break down please help!
In the first week of owning this sax the octave neck key was fully functional through all keys and then it stoped, so can't figure that one, and everywhere I have searched on the internet you tube etc, shows the neck octave should function through all keys? But strangely I can't figure it out even when I bend the neck key lever she still doesn't work like I think it should..
MUCH APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP POSSIBLE ON THIS ONE!