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Saxophones Jupiter Tenor Sax - £160

davhudson

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I saw a Jupiter Tenor Sax for £160 in Bletchley "Cash Converters" today. Had a look at it and it looked ok apart from the octave key not really working properly.

Although I do want a Tenor I did not buy it as am not sure how much it would cost to put it right.

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Moz

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I saw a Jupiter Tenor Sax for £160 in Bletchley "Cash Converters" today. Had a look at it and it looked ok apart from the octave key not really working properly.

Although I do want a Tenor I did not buy it as am not sure how much it would cost to put it right.

Opinions?
Personally, I'd buy it. Jupiter saxes are not too bad at and a quick look around shows the cheapest Jupiter tenor to be nearly £700. At a hundred quid to repair you would at least get your money back if you flogged it on ebay later.

Martin
 

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Best check the straightness of the body & the tone holes really carefully....damage to body tube is fairly labour intensive to fix... aside from that jupiter 700 series are great value horns (double so this one!) I used to have one as a back up/busking horn... served me well for years and, basically, worked well
 
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davhudson

davhudson

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Personally, I'd buy it. Jupiter saxes are not too bad at and a quick look around shows the cheapest Jupiter tenor to be nearly £700. At a hundred quid to repair you would at least get your money back if you flogged it on ebay later.

Martin
I think I am too suspicious. I cannot believe that they have not done some research on this.

I am tempted to see if they would let me take it away to be checked at Myatts though.
 

AlanU

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Not advising you what to do, of course, but I'd just buy it.
It can't see how you'd lose.

Does it feel ok?
Use your own suss.
 
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davhudson

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Too Late!

Not advising you what to do, of course, but I'd just buy it.
It can't see how you'd lose.

Does it feel ok?
Use your own suss.
Finally decided to got and buy it after talking to my local sax fixer. Someone beet me to it by a couple of hours - rats!
 
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