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thomsax

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I just want to make it clear: I also love these saxes!! My old altos and tenors (from the 20's) are resting most of the time because they don't fit in so well in the type of music I'm playing. Nothing wrong with the saxes.

Most of the old inventory of TT saxes (altos and tenors) became stencil or second line saxes. So you can find nice Buescher made saxes sold under differnt brands/names. I think Buescher kept an small inventory of Bb sopranos and bassaxes. I don't know about the sopraninos.

When I searched information about my Buescher sopranos in the late 70's I was told that the last Buescher Bb soprano leaved Elkhart in 1969. It was a straight soprano based on the TT tube and keys. I don't know if there were any modifications done on the keydesign. The tube and keys were produced in the late 20's but put together when they got the order?

Off topic again.

Thomas
 

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thomsax

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Re: buescher true tone

read all about it

http://www.saxpics.com/buescher/truetone/index.htm
http://www.saxpics.com/?v=mod&modID=1

In those years Buesher was continuously producing saxophones and improving them all the time , they just couldn’t have made a batch of tubes in the’20 and used for many years to come.

by the way, take a look at this video......

https://www.saxophone.org/museum/factoryTour/id/55

as you can see this is a industrial production with a continuous and major output!
Maybe we should not steal this thread ....
.... they just couldn’t have made a batch of tubes in the’20 and used for many years to come. Why not?

According to the information I got from Vincent Bach company Buescher made around 500 C sopranos (mine is made on september 10, 1923). I find it unlikely that they retooled and made improvments on the C soprano tubes ... ? Buescher saxophone manufactoring was a rational industrial production. But after all .... maybe they did?

Thomas
 

milandro

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Re: buescher true tone

from the video images it is clear that those horns were coming from a continuous production line which was making all the parts as they were needed. We are talking of the golden era of the American saxophone here.

There would have been no advantage commercial to stock up body tubes alone. Besides, there were adjustments made during the TT run.

However back on topic the TT IV is the most advanced of the serial made TT, with modern keywork and better and way more commercial than the series I and II.
 
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thomsax

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However back on topic the TT IV is the most advanced of the serial made TT, with modern keywork and better and way more commercial han the series I and II.
Yes, great saxes.

Thomas
 
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