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Saxophones Vintage saxophones being re-lacquered

milandro

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lithium would be an outstanding solution (pun!) to some some perceptional problems about sound.........
 

milandro

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suck them up they will stabilise any swings in the mood ......

like this

very steady and stable......

 
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milandro

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Since there is (as there is) a (batter)-ISTA there should be a (batter)-ISM............but there isn’t!
 

arock

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I think the better you are the worst your horn can look. It is a status symbol. The audience has a wow factor thinking you have played that horn forever.
I have been on the lower side of finances all my life. Many used items to make do with. If I could get something half way good and make it look like new again, I was a happy man. What others called antiques, my family called "hand-me-downs". My 1926 Buescher True Tone silver Alto will be polished as bright as I can make it. Sorry if I ruined it, but it is a great horn and I want it to look the part.
 

aldevis

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I have been on the lower side of finances all my life. Many used items to make do with.

I was so proud of my motorbike, when I gave it away for free. That bike had a proper life (as most of my horns).
 

milandro

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this is a low grade 1 carrot instrument only

 
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SEAsax

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Sorry for bumping this thread if that's a no-no here, but I'm new.

I finally did something about a desire to learn the sax. I've acquired a vintage King Zephyr alto on which to learn. I took it to a technician who is considered The Man in this part of the world; he's where all the pros go when they need their horns serviced. He says it's a strong horn and I got it at a very good price.

He did a complete overhaul on it, and during the course of cleaning it discovered that it once had a silver finish, but was re-lacquered with a gold finish. Is it wise to look into having it restored to it's original silver finish? Would this do anything to the sound of the instrument?
 

Jeanette

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Welcome to Café Sax

No problem bumping old posts, do pop over to the doorbell section and introduce yourself :)

Jx
 
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