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Saxophone Resonators

Resonators are attached to the pad with a rivet and they reflect sound back into the bore of the saxophone. While there are a lot of theories in the saxophone repair field about the different sizes, shapes, and types of metals used in resonators, it is often difficult to pinpoint with certainty the specific differences that resonators make. Generally, increased surface area of the resonator is attributed to free-blowing and "brightness".

Less surface area is attributed to a "darker" sound. Because the resonator is only one contributor among many factors in sound production, it is best to let the player decide what they like best.

From least surface area to most, the resonators go from: rivet, flat metal, domed, seamless domed, Maestro Classic, and Maestro Airtight. In the Sax ProShop, we generally like to use flat metal resonators on vintage instruments that originally came from the factory with them, such as Conn and Martin saxophones. For most other saxophones, Seamless Domed metal resonators are a great choice because of their versatility. Many players who are seeking more projection will choose Maestro resonators.

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  1. Rivets

    Starting at: $0.10

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  2. Domed Metal Resonators

    Starting at: $0.45

    Highly polished metal resonators with a recessed center hole to accept a rivet. These resonators closely match the resonators in Selmer Super Action 80 saxophones. Rivets included. Learn More
  3. Flat Metal Resonators

    Starting at: $0.53

    These solid stainless resonators are perfect replacements for various vintage saxophones; particularly Conn and "The Martin" instruments. Brass, nickel plated, solid head, one-piece rivets are included. Learn More
  4. Brown Plastic Domed Resonators

    Starting at: $0.43

    These resonators are very similar to the ones used in vintage MKVI Selmers. They have a slight dome shape and come in chocolate brown. These resonators are easily installed on pads using a brass snap. No tools are required. Learn More
  5. Seamless Domed Metal Resonators

    Starting at: $0.55

    Highly polished and slightly domed resonators. These resonators have a seamless smooth front with a Rivet soldered onto the back. They are installed with a rivet splitter. Learn More
  6. Gold Domed Metal Resonators

    Starting at: $1.35

    Highly polished gold metal resonators with a recessed center hole to accept a rivet. These resonators closely match the resonators in Selmer Super Action 80 saxophones. Rivets included. Learn More
  7. Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Solid Brass

    Starting at: $1.05

    Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Solid Brass Learn More
  8. Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Solid Copper

    Starting at: $1.30

    Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Solid Copper Learn More
  9. Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Silver Plated Brass

    Starting at: $1.55

    Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Silver Plated Brass Learn More
  10. Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Gold Plated Brass

    Starting at: $1.95

    Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Gold Plated Brass Learn More
  11. Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Solid Brass

    Starting at: $2.00

    Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Solid Brass Learn More
  12. Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Solid Copper

    Starting at: $2.25

    Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Solid Copper Learn More
  13. Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Silver Plated Brass

    Starting at: $2.70

    Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Silver Plated Brass Learn More
  14. Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Gold Plated Brass

    Starting at: $3.10

    Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Gold Plated Brass Learn More

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