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ProfJames

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I've moved these posts from the for sale thread. Depending on requests, they may be deleted soon.



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What is the "long story"? It is a lot of money to spend on a sax! I have just bought a Martin Imperial and am spending £155 for re-pad and £15 to remove a small indent. Some of the bigger shops quoted £400 for a re-pad!!!!!
 

Melissa

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Re: Martin Wurlitzer Alto, Fully Overhauled.

What is the "long story"? It is a lot of money to spend on a sax! I have just bought a Martin Imperial and am spending £155 for re-pad and £15 to remove a small indent. Some of the bigger shops quoted £400 for a re-pad!!!!!
I would certainly like to know where you can have a full repad for £155! I think many others would too! I have never found one cheaper than £250.00, but that is an overhaul,not just a repad.

Unfortunately I can't comment much about the story, else it shall stir things up again and I got into trouble mentioning it last time. Let's just say I was bitten, full repad plus one dent £280 + carriage, arrived, was horrendous, no corks, felts and pads seated incorrectly, then sent it to Ray for a basic service and regulation.
 

Saxdiva

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Re: Martin Wurlitzer Alto, Fully Overhauled.

Hi Melissa, I would say that the cost of the repad depends upon the quality of the pads (and the quality of the fitting and the subsequent regulation). I can't find anyone offering a repad for less than £300 and I'd be asking lots of questions about how it can be so cheap.
 

Melissa

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Re: Martin Wurlitzer Alto, Fully Overhauled.

Hi Melissa, I would say that the cost of the repad depends upon the quality of the pads (and the quality of the fitting and the subsequent regulation). I can't find anyone offering a repad for less than £300 and I'd be asking lots of questions about how it can be so cheap.
Hi Saxdiva,
Yes, I forgot to mention that I always ask for Premium leather Pisoni pads, the average mine come out at is £300 and perhaps a little more if any dint work or mods.
 

Melissa

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Re: Martin Wurlitzer Alto, Fully Overhauled.

In all due respect, I already know I spent too much on the Wurlitzer, I listed this on here to see if there would be any interest, regardless it is a good horn, plays how it should. I just feel that my post is being put down, too much to pay etc etc and is derogatory to the listing and hinders the possibility of a sale.

We have all spoken about re-pads and techs in the past, i just do not see the relevance of highlighting this, especially when it is not actually an interest in to buying it, Yes I do appreciate advice, but it would be gratefully received on one of my earlier post's regarding these issues.

I am sure we all have our own favourite repairers, I use Roger Price, Ray Colomb and Griff all of whom I personally trust implicitly with any of my horns and I do not actually mind about paying the going rate as long as I am getting a top quality overhaul.
 

ProfJames

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Re: Martin Wurlitzer Alto, Fully Overhauled.

Never implied anything other than I would love to own your Wurlitzer. It looks in great condition and has been cherished. Nothing should hinder the sale of your sax as you can tell by the photos it is in great condition. Unfortunately my budget at present has been taken up with the purchase and repair of my Martin Imperial. However please PM me with your contact details so that I can ask a few more questions please.
 

jonf

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Re: Martin Wurlitzer Alto, Fully Overhauled.

Wurlitzer one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready then go cat, go.......
 
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