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RobatBlueRock

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I read on a few threads that UL brass "SMELLS"! and thus is a reason not to have an UL instrument...Is this true?

Are sax's lacquered on the inside as well as the outside?

Surely any "SMELLY's" gonna come from the inside rather than the outside of the instrument? so would lacquering the outside make any difference to whether or not you're a smelly cool cat?

Having just ordered an UL BW is it gonna smell like the dogs dinner? or is it gonna be the dog's B*****Ks?:shocked:
 

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All unfinished metal has more of a smell to it than laquered, particularly when moist. I don't think it'll smell like a dog's dinner, just a bit more metallic. Oddly, wet metal (particularly wet steel) smells to me just like the smell from large amounts of spilt blood. Don't ask me how I know that......:(
 

Mikey B

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I have an old Yamaha YTS61 that has been chemically delacquered, It smells no worse than loose change you would have in your pocket, I wouldnt call it offensive though

I have noticed my hands sometimes have a slight metallic smell after playing and cleaning it.

I Think you will be just fine.

Regards, Mike
 

Chris Sax

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I read on a few threads that UL brass "SMELLS"! and thus is a reason not to have an UL instrument...Is this true?

Are sax's lacquered on the inside as well as the outside?

Surely any "SMELLY's" gonna come from the inside rather than the outside of the instrument? so would lacquering the outside make any difference to whether or not you're a smelly cool cat?

Having just ordered an UL BW is it gonna smell like the dogs dinner? or is it gonna be the dog's B*****Ks?:shocked:
Its going to be the dogs balls mate, had many horns over the years and a few that where bare brass. No problem with smells at all to be honest.....but no doubt someone will come on and say otherwise. Thats folks views, totally subjective.
 
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RobatBlueRock

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Each red blood cell contains one molecule of iron

That is why blood tastes metalic

mamos
Umm.. it appears that there are a high proportion of 'Vamps' amongst this community. Somewhat disturbing. Although according to 'true Blood' being a vamp is now quite saxy.

No one has answered the question yet.. 'are saxs' lacquered on the inside too?' I suspect not unless they're dipped rather than sprayed.
 

Mamos

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I think it depends which make and model

On the Yamaha video the sax's were dipped but that was their custom model. I don't know about their lesser models.

In the Keilwerth video they were sprayed so I dunno

mamos
 

jonf

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I've seen him during the hours of daylight so it can't be that! :confused:
more likely a serial killer... :shocked:
I can make it clear that I am neither a vampire nor a serial killer. :)

The reference to blood comes from two occasions. One when I was present at a rather messy train/person interface issue. Yuck. The other was when, as a callow, stoned student of 19 years old, I found a guy in a bath who had slit his wrists. I nearly jumped out of my skin, particularly when I discovered he wasn't actually dead, and he got up from the bath of blood and tried to rub his slashed wrists in my face. I absolutely ***t myself, and he then staggered off into his room and locked the door. I ended up having to kick the door in and drag him outside - fortunately someone else had called an ambulance on hearing all the commotion. He survived. I had to go for a smoke to calm down.

All part of life's rich pageant, I suppose.:eek:
 

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I think a lot, not model specific, are lacquered just far enough down the inside of the bell to look good but not completely inside.
 
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RobatBlueRock

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just watched the Yamaha manufacturing process on youtube. They actually dip the whole instrument several times, Selmer, however, appear to just spray them. Have a look at the post from Mamos. fascinating stuff.:welldone
 
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