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Saxophones Triebert Saxophone - any ideas

AliT

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I have recently picked up a vintage Triebert bari in a bit of a bad way. It currently has no pads, and a very bent crook as well as numerous dents and dings.

Any ideas on the history? Is it worth getting it overhauled professionally or am I fairly safe to tinker about without too much risk of breaking something valuable?

Photos here - any comments on what it might be gratefully received!

www.flickr.com/photos/philiptonkin/with/6326418563
 

rudjarl

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These sites might tell you a little bit about your bari:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/triebert-brevete-sax.htm
Couesnon History :: SaxPics.com

Your sax is an oddity, but that's no reason not to tinker with it :)
 
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Stephen Howard

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It could be quite an interesting horn.
I have a Rampone bari from around the same period which just about blows, and it has a very distinctive tone - definitely a keeper.

There's not a lot you can do to damage the horn - though I'd avoid trying to do any structural work (like dents and bends). These jobs require skills and specialist tools...and you only get so many goes at it before the metal starts to complain.
It might be worth getting in touch with a repairer to see if you can arrange to have all the dentwork done, leaving you with a horn that's ready to have its keywork sorted.

Regards,
 

griff136

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I would first try to ascertain whether the bari is Low pitch A=440 Hz (standard pitch nowadays) as opposed to a High Pitch - which would be as much use to you as tits on a frog - unless you wanted to play with other high pitch instruments.

Are there any markings on the bari that might suggest either e.g. LP or HP?
 

kevgermany

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I would first try to ascertain whether the bari is Low pitch A=440 Hz (standard pitch nowadays) as opposed to a High Pitch - which would be as much use to you as tits on a frog - unless you wanted to play with other high pitch instruments.

Are there any markings on the bari that might suggest either e.g. LP or HP?

Griff, welcome back!

It's marked L.P. at the bottom of the bell engraving (see pic 2 in the link above. )
 

Young Col

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Griff
Look what's happened to your language after getting back with those rough marines chappies again. Glad to see you back!
I know nothing about baris - just to keep it on thread.
YC
 

griff136

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So it does Kev! - thanks well spotted! maybe next time I'll take more notice of the pictures before I post!
 

kevgermany

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The question is 'Which low pitch standard?' Givent hat this is an old French horn, and they used A=435, not A=440 for quite a while.
 

rudjarl

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The question is 'Which low pitch standard?' Givent hat this is an old French horn, and they used A=435, not A=440 for quite a while.

If this bari is from the interwar period (which it very well could be), the standard probably is A=435. So just bang the mouthpiece an extra half inch in and Bob's your uncle :shocked:>:):mrcool
 

AliT

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Brilliant - thanks everyone. I've started removing the keyword and giving everything a good clean-up. Off to see a tech at the weekend to get the dents ironed out.

Hoping it's A 440, but hey, bit of mouthpiece adjustment and lip and it should be fine - I would imagine it's going to be a while before it's playing again though :)
 
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