The TM Custom One Piece Domed Resonators are the result of years of development and dedication. For the past decade, Tenor Madness has been dedicated to providing the highest quality resonator that repair technicians and musicians know they can count on. The growing list of technicians around the world recommending our resonators in every overhaul is a testament to the superiority of our product.
Each raw brass resonator is machined in Iowa to our exact specifications, beautifully spun, and are one solid piece of brass for quality that lasts. These resonators will be the only resonator you will ever need!
We now carry TM Custom One Piece Flat Resonators!
Due to popular demand, these resonators now are available in nickel, silver, and gold plated options! At this time, these plated options are special order only and the process will take around 2 weeks to complete.
We have records of standard resonator sizes that have held true for the majority of our customers. However, oversized and custom sizing is also available at no extra charge! While material does matter, we have often found that the size of the resonator impacts the sound more greatly. We feel that our raw brass resonators in our standard sizing add a nice edge to the sound compared to the roundness of a plastic resonator. This can help balance and add power to an inherently dark saxophone.
See what repair technicians have to say:
"I truly think Tenor Madness offers the best metal screw back resonator of its kind. I appreciate that the outer edge of the resonator is consistently level, and I can't say this about other popular metal screw-back resonators. Using a warped resonator will distort any pad it is installed to, and I need not worry about this when using TM resonators. They are also machined from one solid piece, whereas some other manufacturers solder the threaded spud to the back. I have had soldered resonators occasionally come apart upon re-installation to a new pad, which leads me to my opinion that TM resonators are just a better investment. In addition to their consistently superior quality, TM resonators are very reasonably priced, and I love that they now offer different plating options. Tenor Madness also has compiled a database of stock resonator sizes on common saxes, but I also appreciate that their personable staff will work with me in building resonator sets with sizes of my specifications. I love working with these resonators, as well as the great staff at Tenor Madness."
Woodwind Repair Specialist
Peak Performance Woodwinds--Kansas City, MO
"I love using and recommending Tenor Madness resonators. They are always high quality, available, and I get them really quickly. The team is always friendly and knowledgable. My customers love the extra response and tonal colors it adds to their horn too. As a tech, they are the easiest resonators to install! I’ll always recommend them."
"We use the solid brass resonators from Tenor Madness as our top-shelve choice in our overhauls - especially on Selmer Mark VI, SBA and Balanced Action horns. They are very similar to the sound and response of the original Selmer resonators: Well balanced, full bodied tone and a nice crisp attack."
KB Saxophone Services
"The Tenor Madness reusable resonators are the best quality reusable saxophone resonators on the market. They are light, strong, beautiful, well-shaped with just the perfect amount of dome, sized right to your horn, and with a countersunk backing washer (similar to the original Selmer resonators) that ensures your reso stays tight and centered and your pad stays flat... I don't endorse many products because I am hard to please, but Tenor Madness resonators impress me every time."
"I have used resonators from Tenor Madness for nearly five years, and have found them to be superior to their competitors in form and function. High quality manufacturing of a thoughtful design prevents bowing of cardboard pad backings during installation, which allows pads to be glued as flat as possible in their key cups. Flatter pads seal better, which optimizes a horn’s playability and enables the player to focus on music, instead of on repair related instrumental deficiencies. I consider these resonators an essential component of both my repair work and my repair philosophy."
Jarod Bufe Woodwind Repair
TM Custom One Piece Domed Brass Resonators
When you place your order, please add a note to your order or send a quick email to let us know the model of saxophone you are purchasing for as each make and model of saxophone has uniquely sized tone holes.
Plating Options are special order only. There could be up to a 2-3 week delay for plating.
One piece, slightly domed
Based on the dimensions of vintage Selmer metal resonators
Pip size: 3.5mm
Diameter Range: 5/16" - 1 5/8" (7.9mm - 41.3mm)
CNC machined here in Iowa to our specifications
Reusable without any solder joints
Includes a stainless steel screw and custom-made washer per resonator