Hi, I have a really small ding in the bow of my Tenor. It doesnt seem to affect anything other than cosmetically (it's about 1cmX1cm and not really deep at all). Just asking if getting it fixed will be worse than leaving it there
Forgot to mention, the dent is not visible unless I look at an angle with a light shining in the other direction that shows a slight ding in the bow near the low C#. I can see slight bends in the light due to the non flat surface of the metal, and when i shine a light into the bell, there is no indentation visible inside the horn around that area
i'd leave it.
At least until having some major servicing done then speak with the tech about it. Some are good at taking dents out and others may get it out with an ugly result or advise its left alone but to be fair it's a hiding to nothing if the customer expects an invisible repair. Perhaps you could choose the tech based on your preference.
I'm with saxlicker on this one. Its barely noticeable so any repair done may make it look worse - particularly if the horn is lacquered - the lacquer will more than likely craze/crackle before the dent is pushed back out.
If it really bugs you then enquire about it with your tech the next time your sax is in the workshop.