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Erik314

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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and I have a question about my dad's old buffet tenor sax. It is a buffet super dynaction serial # 9957. the pads are bad and its hard to get any notes out compared to the saxes at school. I brought it into Cosmo Music Toronto, Ontario and their technician said:
"Recomend Overhaul. $550.00. Sar. Body. Replace all pads corks felts - to put back into playing cond.
+New case for better protection (protec 194.99)
Tax not included"
So my question to you guys is is it worth it? If I don't get it fixed, I'll probably buy a new sax later on.
My second question is what case should I get? The guy recommended to protec one but what do you think?

Thankyou so much! :D
 

kevgermany

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The Buffet SDAs are well thought of. Difficult to know what it's worth where you are, but it'd be a shame to scrap it. I don't think you're at the stage where an overhaul will cost you more than it's worth. And you may well find it's go good you don't want to get anything else.

Protec cases are good, but if you have a reasonable case already, probably not necessary.
 

griff136

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I agree with Kev.

these are great horns and I would invest the money in getting it in tip top playing order. If you do need a good case you cant go wrong with a Protec or a hiscox really. Walt Johnson cases are probably the best but they aint cheap
 

Erik314

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Alright awesome! Thanks guys, I'm pretty stoked to play it now.
Also the case that I have now is terrible, is falling apart when pick it up, and smells like old people :p also the sax tech said that the case was what caused it to bend out of shape. So I'll probably go with the protec one. Thanks again!
 

kevgermany

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Might be an idea to check the mouthpiece that's there as well. Some of those old mouthpieces & ligatures are worth a mint, so be careful with it. And if it's black/faded to brown it's made of hard rubber (aka ebonite). Don't let any hot water near it, it'll go green. Lots of info at the mouthpiece museum.
 

Erik314

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Ya the mouthpiece in the case was just your standard no-name plastic one. But I have a Yamaha 4c one from school. That should do right? I've had no problems with it...
 

kevgermany

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4c is fine. Learn to play, and when you find the 4c's limits, you'll know what you want. Finding it might not be so easy, though :w00t:
 

h4yn0nnym0u5e

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And of course saxgourmet.com is run by a guy who is widely respected and trusted by the whole saxophone-playing community, and has recently, for example, been particularly lauded on this very forum for his Cryogenic Treatment. >:)

Jonathan
 

rcharlier

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I'm interested to know, it's been nearly a year. Did you go ahead with the overhaul? If so, are you happy with it?
 

Andrew Sanders

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By the way, what's wrong with smelling of old people. That's the aroma of wisdom!
Or is it pee and biscuits.
 

jbtsax

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BTW:-Which is the correct pronunciation, Din or Die-action?
I have always pronounced it "die knack shun" (k is silent). I don't know if that is correct or not. It may have been intended to be a portmanteau of dynamic + action as an answer to Selmer's Balanced Action.
 

rcharlier

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I have always pronounced it "die knack shun" (k is silent). I don't know if that is correct or not. It may have been intended to be a portmanteau of dynamic + action as an answer to Selmer's Balanced Action.
I second that, and use the "N" in my pronounciation as well.
 
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