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Bauhaus Walstein

Der Wikinger

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Silvis, IL USA
I am impressed by things I am reading about this brand of horn. However I got some questions:

How to buy in US?
I like the silver finish. Does it tarnish badly, is it hard to clean?
Will the horn last?

Thanx in advance for any comments and / or help lj
 

Lloyd

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Hertfordshire
No problem getting it in the US; I'm sure either of the distributers here will export. Check out one of our forum members who I understand has a good reputation for supply and service http://www.studiosaxophones.co.uk

Also, Woodwind and Brass supply BWs http://www.woodwindandbrass.co.uk are very good. It's where I got mine from and have no complaints.

Don't know about the silver but my bronze tenor seems very well made and looks set to last. My only (slight) gripe is the sticking pads and poor quality corks, although I believe the later professional models have addressed this.

Good luck.
 

bebob99

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Austria
My only (slight) gripe is the sticking pads and poor quality corks, although I believe the later professional models have addressed this.
I tried the method described in Stephen Howards book: Apply a drop of cigarette lighter fuel onto a bent pipe cleaner (so you don't accidentally poke a hole into the pad with the wire) and wipe the g# and C# pad gently. No need to soak it or to rubb heavily. Just make sure, you clean the groove in the pad.

Takes 10 seconds and I had not a single case of sticked pad ever since.

Well, it may remove some of the protective coverage on the pad, leaving it exposed to moisture, but even if I have to change that pad in maybe 4 years instead of 5, I'd gladly accept that if I can play relaxt in the meantime.
Btw, if you don't have a copy of the book yet, go get one! This should be added to every Saxophone sold by default.
 
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