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Saxophones Buescher left hand key table question

AndyB

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Durham, NC, USA
I tried out several vintage Buescher tenors recently but left with a 1950s Conn.

All of the Bueschers sounded absolutely incredible! I wanted to buy one so badly, but I could not live with the left hand key table. It felt like it was in entirely the wrong place.

Is it just me?
 

jonf

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Nope, it's not just you. I have sop, alto tenor and bari buescher, and the left key table feels rubbish on them all, particularly after playing a Yanagisawa. However, you do get used to it within a few minutes. You do need strong fingers, though,particularly for C# on the bari.
 

Dearman

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I had the same problem with my Super Dearman Alto (Conn copy) on the C#. I solved this by shaping a piece of nylon block (an old kitchen cabinet bracket)and fitting to the key surface with double sided high bond adhesive tape. This brings the key closer to my pinky and increases the pressure.
 
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