Tier 1 items- Tools and Supplies
Starting at: $8.75This wheel is perfect for hard to reach areas on key work. It works especially well to polish the corner where a key arm and hinge rod intersect. Center is reinforced with leather. Use with any compound. Edge thickness is 5mm tapering to 10mm at center. Learn More
$54.95Our saxophone body straightening tool was designed at the body work station in our shop. We designed the plugs for this tool to have a gentle taper which will contact the receiver on the body at more than one point. This helps hold the tool securely in the receiver. The center plate has been cut out to reduce the weight of the tool. The radius on the "I" shaped center plate distributes the force of the blow evenly. This allows the technician a little bit of leeway when tapping the horn against the bench. If you miss you still transfer the same amount of force as if you had hit the tool squarely on the bench. The Sax Body Slam tool plugs will fit in most makes of alto and tenor saxophones. If you need a custom-made plug for a larger or smaller tenon please email us. Learn More
Starting at: $19.85Our Spring Bending Levers were developed with the help of the technicians in the Sax ProShop. These tools allow you to quickly and accurately tension springs on an instrument without having to remove the keys! Made from tool steel, each lever comes in a unique S-shape with a pair of machined slots. Springs can be easily adjusted in any direction simply by making use of each side of the tool. The S-curve also increases the leverage while bending. Between our three sizes you will be able to adjust any size needle spring on any woodwind instrument. Learn More
$9.00This double-sided pin vise is an excellent pin vise for holding small parts. The entire handle and tightening ends are knurled for easy hand-tightening. This tool is double-headed so both sides of the pin vise are collet vises. This makes losing a collet impossible and saves time, as changing collets is never necessary. The handle is hollow so it is possible to remove one collet and use this vise in a bench motor to hold small parts even when a through hole is needed. The collets in this tool are threaded into the handle and keyed. Unlike other collets, the closing is achieved by drawing the collet into the tool rather than tightening a nut over the tapered head of the collet. The key keeps the collet from spinning in the tool. These two features together make tightening the collet fast and easy. Collets together will hold all parts smaller than .065" or 1.6mm. Handle length with both heads attached: 3.86” (98.28mm) Learn More
$8.00This high quality pin vise has a nut shaped head and knurled handle making it easy to tighten down by hand or with a wrench. The square head also keeps the tool from rolling around a bench. This pin vise has well-machined threads and tapers for a smooth feel and even closure. The thru-hole handle can be chucked into a bench motor or lathe to hold a long screw or rod in the collet. Comes with two steel collets, which are keyed to keep them from rotating in the tool. The second collet can be stored securely in the back of the handle when not in use. Handle length including collet: 4" (100mm) Thru hole in collet handle: .25" (6mm) Collets will hold most round parts from .112" (3mm) and smaller. Learn More
Starting at: $13.20A high quality Bench Peg is a must for any repair bench. We chose aluminum and delrin for our bench peg materials and chamfered all the edges to help from marring necks and tenons. When mounting the peg in your bench use a 3/8" (9.5mm) drill bit. Learn More
$27.00Parallel Open Duckbill Pliers feature a 3.5mm gap between medium-wide jaws. The jaws do not close completely and offer an even, secure hold on larger keys and pad cups. The smooth jaws prevent marring of keys and the non-slip handles ensure a solid grip when bending. Learn More
Starting at: $8.50Organize your work bench with our custom made Plier Blocks. These wood plier stands are beautifully finished with clear lacquer for long life. Simply place the handles of your tools into the holes and enjoy a clutter-free work space. (Pliers not included) Learn More
Create a durable, water-resistant bond instantly with our Contact Cement. This powerful adhesive is an industry standard that provides a permanent bond between two materials. We use this product daily in the Sax ProShop to securely attach materials such as Cork, Tech Cork, Felt, Teflon, Ultra-Suede, Sorbothane, and Neoprene to key feet, tone holes, tenons, necks, and more! Use the brush provided to evenly coat each surface with Contact Cement. Then let both parts sit for 5-10 minutes until they are almost completely dry to the touch. Once the contact cement has dried, carefully press the two surfaces together. Once the coated pieces go together they will instantly form a permanent bond.
Always be sure to seal your contact cement bottle tightly after use as continued exposure to air will cause it to thicken and dry up.
Thin with Toluene. Specs: 1/2oz Bottle with Brush Cap.
Due to the hazardous nature of this product, we can only ship this via UPS Ground within the United States. If you order Nikolas Lacquer with other items we will ship all items together via UPS Ground unless you request to receive them separately.Learn More
Starting at: $1.50Hinge Tube Cleaners have long been a staple of our woodwind repair kits and sit on every bench in the Sax ProShop. Use these for removing oil, dust, dirt and grime from the inside of hinge tubes as well as other parts of the instrument. In the Sax ProShop we use these with Toluene. This size will work on all woodwind instruments. Learn More
Out of stockThe Small Post Fitting Pliers are designed to work with smaller woodwind instruments. These pliers will allow you to swedge posts on flute, oboe and clarinet, as well as saxophone side keys where the Large Post Fitting Pliers don't reach. Use these pliers on any instrument post where clearance is an issue. Learn More
$8.00This double-sided collet pin vise is excellent for holding small parts. The knurled handle and hex heads make holding and clamping simple, as a wrench can be used. Although there is a collet head on both sides, one head can be removed to take advantage of the thru-hole handle when working with longer screws or rods. The collets in this vise are keyed to keep them from rotating in the handle. Collets will hold parts .1" or 2.5mm and smaller. Handle length with both heads attached: 4" (100mm) Learn More
$8.25This double-sided pin vise is excellent for general repair shop use. The knurled handle and head are designed to be tightened by hand, making it quick to change tools or parts. The handle is hollow and the diameter of the head is nearly the same as the handle, which makes this an excellent pin vise to use when clearance is an issue. The hollow handle allows this pin vise to be chucked into a bench motor, even when working on a longer rod or screw. Because the threads on the handle of this tool and the collet inside are about the same length, it is possible to modify (cut) this collet making it only slightly longer than the head. This modified and very short collet will fit between posts on woodwind instruments. The steel collets will hold most parts that are 2.5mm (.1") in diameter or smaller. Handle length with both heads attached: 4.25” (108mm) Learn More
$8.00The Graver Handle is different from a pin vise handle in that the collet tip rotates with the handle. The position of the collet and handle allow the tool to remain in the fixed position. Though the handle is not useful for drilling purposes, it works great for engraving, deburring, for use with a cutting broach or any process that requires a back and forth motion rather than a full circular drilling type motion. This graver comes with two collets: The small collet ranges from 0 to .030” (0 to .78mm) The Large collet ranges from .066” to .097” (1.68mm to 2.48mm) Handle length including collet: 3” (77mm) Learn More
Starting at: $6.60
Barge is a technician's best friend. Coming in tubes of 2 oz. or 3/4 oz, you'll find a variety of uses for this handy cement. Adheres to rubber, glass, cork, leather, and metal.
Due to the hazardous nature of this product, we can only ship this via UPS Ground within the United States. If you order Nikolas Lacquer with other items we will ship all items together via UPS Ground unless you request to receive them separately.Learn More
Starting at: $2.35
Starting with a Blued Steel Spring, we plate each spring with a thick coat of nickel. Nickel plating is very hard, nearly impervious to the elements and aesthetically stunning. Blued Steel springs, the base from which these springs are made, have a number of benefits over other springs available.
The coating of hard nickel on each spring protects the Blued Steel Spring underneath from the elements and reduces or eliminates any problems with rust. Musicians with acidic body oils or living in coastal areas will benefit from the non-corrosive properties of a thick plating of nickel.
Technicians can offer a beautiful, maintenance free spring as an upgrade to any instrument. These nickel springs will replace stainless springs with only a slight difference in appearance and a very noticeable improvement in feel.
There is a definite savings to purchasing the assortment over buying individual springs. Consider the the assortment for ease, value and aesthetics. Learn More
Starting at: $9.75
These light weight, precision tip tweezers make it incredibly convenient for holding, applying, and removing materials. The fine tips allow you to work in tight spaces even on the smallest of instruments. Use these for applying materials, corks, felts, and Ultra Suede, as well as handling flute shims and set screws. Learn More$2.00Large Nylon Jawed Parallel Pliers - Replacement Pair of Red Nylon Jaws Learn More
Starting at: $2.75
Finely ground Grenadilla wood for the repair of wood bodied instruments. 100% wood product for making strong, good looking repairs to cracks, chips and defects. Use with a thin Cyanoacryiate (SuperGlue) adhesive to create a tintable fill to match the areas surrounding the repair. Create seamless repairs to tonehole defects or to conceal the metal pinning that larger cracks may require.Learn More
Starting at: $6.00
Sanding sticks have adjustable, continuous sanding belts that are held in place by a spring-loaded mechanism. This allows you to rotate the belt as needed to expose a new sanding surface. Great for sanding hard-to-reach places, use them in any place where emery boards are useful. You can easily sand tech cork with these sanding sticks, or use the belts separately and cut them into strips for sanding cork under key feetLearn More$14.75This Steel Hand Vise holds key arms, guards, and small parts firmly for accurate filing, sawing, soldering, polishing, or modifying. With its hexagonal handle, this tool can either be held in the hand, as the name implies, or fastened securely in a bench vise. The smooth jaws will not mar keys or other small finished parts. The handle is hollow for small rods to pass through it if necessary. Simply tighten the screw to securely grip the part you are working on. The compact size and nifty design allows you to rotate your work piece quickly and effortlessly. Max Jaw Opening: 5mm (0.197") Jaw Depth: 10.5mm (0.414") Jaw Width: 17.0mm (0.675") Overall Length: 11.5cm (4.50") Learn More
Starting at: $9.35
Sorbothane is a non-porous, synthetic material that is used to reduce and absorb vibrations. Convenient and easy to apply, this unique silencing material will prevent the "bounce" commonly experienced when a key foot hits the body of a saxophone.Learn More$66.00
Out of stockThis bench block promises to be one of the most useful tools that you have at your repair bench. Coming with a rubber, removable base, it adds a grip and stability that other blocks do not. You can use this block anytime you need a flat hard surface, from flattening the shellac on a pad to straightening needle springs. Learn More$23.00These hemostat forceps have endless variety of uses in your shop. You can clamp them down to hold work for various tasks, or use it as that extra pair of hands you need. The multiple locking positions ensure a secure hold on whatever item you need to grasp. These are Stainless Steel, with serrated jaws, comfort handles and a satin finish. Learn More
Starting at: $1.05Cleaning, polishing, and finishing tight spaces on an instrument becomes fast and easy with our rotary attachments for Foredom and Dremel style tools. These high quality miniature attachments are made from various natural and synthetic materials Learn More$44.00
If you're looking for a cutter that will handle spring after spring without wear out you found it. As usual, Knipex has made a tool that is superior quality that will likely work longer than you do. They can cut through the thickest of needle springs with ease and show no wear.Learn More
Starting at: $135.00
The Z-Gun (patent pending) takes the hassle out of using shellac to install woodwind pads. Using this precision dispenser, you can apply shellac without burns, mess or waste.The Z-Gun startup kit contains one Z-Gun and six shellac cartridges, and you can choose from amber or clear shellac, or a combo of each.Learn More
Starting at: $6.65These buffs are especially soft and flexible, making them the perfect choice for color buffing small parts, posts and key work. Their superior quality and soft texture will ensure a highly polished finish. Center is reinforced with leather and shellac. Use with Rouge or our Blue Compounds. Thickness ranges from 0.5-0.875" (13-22mm) Learn More
Starting at: $4.50Ultimax Cork Lubricant is the perfect cork grease. Ultimax lubricants are safe and inert, meaning they will not break down adhesives like those that hold cork to the instrument. Ultimax Cork Lubricant is also safe for use on hard rubber and wood, it will not damage wooden clarinet bodies or hard rubber mouthpieces. More than just being safe, Ultimax Cork Lubricant holds moisture in the cork keeping the cork soft and pliable. This allows cork to last longer and retain its shape, enabling it to function more effectively. Learn More
Starting at: $5.75Noisy rollers and clicking pivots are a thing of the past. Ultimax Pivot and Roller Lubricant is an amazing sticky oil that grabs both surfaces and traps in air bubbles, creating a thick, air-packed liquid bearing surface that takes up space in key mechanisms. This liquid bearing surface allows keys to move freely without noise even when there is excessive play in the mechanism. There is nothing better for silencing rollers and key pivots. Learn More
Starting at: $2.15Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Gold Plated Brass Learn More
Starting at: $1.71Maestro Star Classic Resonators - Silver Plated Brass Learn More
Starting at: $3.41Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Gold Plated Brass Learn More
Starting at: $2.97Maestro Star Airtight Resonators - Silver Plated Brass Learn More
Starting at: $1.50MusicMedic.com hot glue sticks are the finest hot glue sticks available for installing woodwind pads. Our sticks are chosen for their medium melting point and superior adhesion. Install any woodwind pad with our hot glue stick including the Jim Schmidt Pads. Learn More$17.00Saxophone Pad Shims - Assortments Learn More$65.00As long as there have been woodwind pads, technicians have trusted shellac to hold them in place. The difficulties in using stick shellac are well known- drips, burns, burnt keys and broken shellac sticks are common problems associated with heating shellac over a flame. The Z-Gun (patent pending) takes the hassle out of using shellac to install woodwind pads. Learn More
Starting at: $9.50Use the MusicMedic.com Grey or Brown Tripoli for fast cut buffing to remove scratches. You can also remove leftover lacquer with these compounds. Red Rouge is widely used in the band instrument repair industry for color buffing and is available in two sizes. The MusicMedic.com Blue gives an excellent final polish on silver and brass and is almost as good as the Blue Hubble. Learn More
Starting at: $5.50Use these wheels for your initial cutting on any area of the instrument. They have a 1 inch (26mm) thickness and the stitching makes for a firm all around buff. Center is reinforced with shellac. Use with Grey or Brown Tripoli. Learn More
Starting at: $0.99
MusicMedic.com Blued needle springs are heat treated and very rigid yet not brittle. Many technicians find that Blued Steel springs give a faster, cleaner, or snappier feel to the key work of an instrument.These Blued Needle Springs are made from high quality steel with a machined point and completely consistent bluing.
These long-lasting needle springs will hold their shape and curve. Available in 19 different diameters, MusicMedic.com Blued Needle springs are strong and consistent. Our 190 Spring Assortment contains 10 of each size spring in a white wooden block. Each spring size is labeled on the plastic tube to keep your springs organized.Learn More
Starting at: $7.25The stitching provides these buffs with a wide, firm center while the material itself is remarkably soft. Use to color buff pad cups and large areas on the body of the instrument that require slightly more pressure than the Loose Muslin buffs can provide. Center is reinforced with shellac. Use with Rouge or our Blue Compounds. Thickness ranges from 0.5-0.875" (13-22mm) Learn More$3.75Our heat resistant buffing gloves are one-size-fits-most, and made from a material that protects your hands from the heat buildup during the buffing process. The cotton-terry knit provides a good grip and is oil and grease resistant. These gloves provide heat protection up to 500°F (260°C), and can be used in any application without direct flame contact. Learn More$0.85
Ideal for precision cutting of a variety of materials such as cutting cork, UltraSuede, Telfon sheets and great for when you need a fresh, sharp edge for a tough to cut material.
Each snap-off blade provides 12 sharp cutting points.
Carbon steel blade with safety lock ensures the blade stays covered or exposed during handing or use.Learn More$15.95Sticky pads are noisy, cumbersome, and hugely disruptive to a saxophonist. Although no pad powder lasts forever, MusicMedic.com's PadMagic offers the longest lasting results of any pad powder on the market. PadMagic is a blend of 7 unique compounds that combat pad stickiness in several ways. PadMagic preserves and conditions the leather and forms a micro-thin non-stick surface on the pad and its tone hole, which helps prevent build-up that leads to stickiness. This effective pad solution comes with two microfiber cloths, one for cleaning and one for application. Learn More
Starting at: $8.25
This hinge rod stock is what we use in the Sax ProShop. It’s made from oil hardened 01 tool steel, and available in the most common diameters for woodwind instruments. Each order is 36” in length, cut in half for shipping unless otherwise requested.Learn More$46.00
These beautiful pliers are just plain awesome. If you've ever had to remove a spring that has broken off inside or flush with the post before, you're familiar with the risk of moving the post, scratching the post, and generally how challenging it can be to access the broken spring from the desired angle.Learn More$53.90
This tool was designed and manufactured at MusicMedic in Wilmington, North Carolina. After years of unpredictable results with hammer handles the frustrated technicians in the ProShop asked that we design a tool for straightening rods that consistently produces a straight rod.Learn More
Starting at: $4.68
This high-tech foam has open-cell construction and smooth surface texture for easy gluing. This medium soft foam can be sanded with fine sandpaper but wears and rebounds well in a wide range of temperatures. Great for applications where vibration and an impact noise are a problem.Learn More
Starting at: $23.00
Somewhere near the center of the earth, a rare element was discovered by the MusicMedic.com Sax ProShop's own Ryan Walker. He named the element of swirling beauty Ryanite and brought it at once to the Sax ProShop where he began his top-secret testing. He emerged with the most striking palm key risers ever seen and they are now available to saxophone players everywhere!Learn More$3.00Our Water-Soluble Shim and Bladder Glue is a dual purpose adhesive for flute work. One use is for adhering shims to the back of the pad so that they stay in place each time the pad is reinstalled. The second purpose is to aid in re-skinning a flute pad. Learn More
Starting at: $13.20
Buescher Hole Punch Set
If you’ve ever tried to line up a punch over the existing hole on a pad to cut it larger, you know the frustration of centering the new-larger hole. With the Buescher Hole Punch, you can now use your own existing pad stock with no resonators on Buescher True Tone and Aristocrat saxophones and get the hole perfectly centered and the correct size every time.
All replacement parts are available individually.Learn More
Starting at: $12.00
Keep your MusicMedic Bench Press working like new by replacing heavily worn parts without hassle. We’ll be adding new accessories to the site as they are created because we see this tool as an evolving multi-purpose dream come true.Learn More$165.00
All the greatness of Knipex pliers but for the tech who focuses on saxophones.Learn More
Starting at: $3.50
The Not-So-Mini Buffs are operated with a Dremel tool or mounted in the bench motor and offer a new level of control and the ability to get into tight places around posts and tone holes. These buffs are larger than our Mini Buffs to offer more buffing surface area with greater surface speed.Learn More$55.00Our large post fitting pliers are a specialized tool for reducing the center hole of a woodwind post to remove play between the post and rod that travels through it. When the hole in a post is too large for the rod that travels through it, even properly fitted keys are noisy and difficult to adjust. Precision adjustments are nearly impossible. Until we designed these pliers, fixing these posts was very difficult. Technicians would need to float solder into the post head, sleeve the post head, oversize the rod or, in the case where it is the last post on a stack, split the end of the screw slot. These procedures are very time consuming or unsightly. Fitting posts with these pliers takes seconds and the resulting job is invisible and long lasting.
This Tenon Sizing Tool resulted from a big dream, and a desire to create a lifetime tool with absolute precision and predictability. The result is a magnificent stainless-steel masterpiece directly from our shop in Wilmington, NC. Size your flute tenons and soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophone tenons with ease.
Collets sold separately here: Tenon Shrinking ColletsLearn More
Starting at: $23.00Somewhere near the center of the earth, a rare element was discovered by the MusicMedic.com Sax ProShop's own Ryan Walker. He named the element of swirling beauty Ryanite and brought it at once to the Sax ProShop where he began his top-secret testing. He emerged with the most striking palm key risers ever seen and they are now available to saxophone players everywhere! Learn More$22.00
Heat-N-Set Low Temperature Moldable Thermoplastic can be easily molded into various shapes from small beads.
Use Heat-N-Set as grips and extensions on tools you are using, or use as a form to hold tools in place on your bench.Learn More
Heat-N-Set can be softened with heat and re-shaped again and again!$249.95If you know anything about mouth piece refacing, you're likely already familiar with Theo Wanne. His mouthpiece refacing kit has what you need to get started on learning to repair and alter mouthpieces. Theo's 16 page full color book has comprehensive illustrations, instructions, and guides, and is the most concise and to-the-point resource on mouthpiece repair and refacing. Learn about the tools in the kit, tip size, facing curves, table flattening, measuring, adjusting tip rails, and forming baffles. Theo includes several sets of numbers to work with as you learn the basics and start to develop your own ideal mouthpiece measurements.This set comes in a beautiful storage box and contains the 16 page guide, the Digital Mouthpiece Tip Gauge which is the most precise mouthpiece tip measuring tool we have seen, the Feeler Set for measuring table and lay, and a Glass Gauge to measure mouthpiece facings. All you need are a few practice mouthpieces, sandpaper in grits from 600-2000, a solid flat work surface like the Glass Work Plate, and a needle file set like the Teborg Swiss Needle File Set.Learn More
Starting at: $28.00
These are the go-to pliers for most repair shops, and are one of our favorite all around pliers because of its versatility. The hard coated tapered steel jaws feature a small working surface at the tip to allow you to get into tight spaces. The parallel jaw action gives you a solid grip and aids in bending keywork and springs. The handle is sprung, but the springs are easily removable to suit your preference. Try coating the jaws with leather or teflon to reduce marring on keywork. The Small Chain Nose Pliers are excellent for flute and clarinet work, and the Medium Chain Nose Pliers will work great for saxophone.Learn More
Starting at: $46.00
Our Economy Flute Body Mandrel is made from precision ground tool steel. It is very hard to provide a long-lasting work-piece. The rounded end and rounded hip will help prevent damage. The workable space is 15”, or the entire length of a flute body, and 3” is allocated for securing in a vice and indicated by a line. Use the mandrel to check for straightness, burnishing, polishing, and dent removal. The threaded hole on the end will hold accessories, like a flute ragging attachment for easy polishing. Ships in blue protective sleeve.Learn More
Our Professional Flute Body Mandrel features the longest shaft length in the industry, with a full 18” working area. It's made from hardened precision ground tool steel. It features a rounded end tip and a threaded hole on the end to hold accessories, like the flute ragging attachment for easy polishing. Secure the mandrel in a vice with the hex stock end for the most reliable grip that gives you 6” to chuck without damaging any of the workable area. A delrin stopper will keep the flute body from going too deep and hitting the hex stock or vice. Use your Professional Flute Body Mandrel for checking straightness, dent work, polishing, and burnishing.$180.00
Out of stockWe developed the Alto Flute Body Mandrel by special request . Next time an alto flute comes into the shop, you'll be glad you have this custom mandrel for checking straightness, dent work, polishing, and burnishing on alto flutes.
.968" diameter mandrel with 20" working length - 26 1/8" total lengthLearn More
Starting at: $6.00This is our favorite precious metal polishing cloth. Some polishing cloths leave noticeable scratches in the silver body of the instrument. This polishing cloth leaves only a very smooth finish. Each cloth has two different surfaces - one for initial polish, and one for finishing. Learn More$30.00
These Whole Spring Removing Pliers are used for gripping and removing springs. The jaws of these pliers are cut away to reach around posts while still maintaining a firm grip on the spring. The jaws are not hardened which will allow them to conform to the spring surface giving a more secure grip on the spring. The long handles allow for extra leverage for stubborn springs. Learn More