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Wanted wanted: selmer b.a./s.b.a. style alto neck, brass lacquer.

peterpick

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it is ironic, strange and yet typical that i should now want a ba style neck when previously i sold one. but that one was silver plate and this one must be brass.

being the sort of idiot i am i bought a balanced action alto without playing it, and when it got here it took me at least 20 minutes to work out that it had a fake neck, someone's even stuck the appropriate selmer badge on the front but i know these necks and this is not it. if anyone can find a neck i am very interested, and anything from 1930 (after the model 26/28 but before the mk VI) will do me, it could come from a new wide bore, a cigar cutter, a radio improved, or whatever sss might be available. i will pay, of course, but not the $800 someone wants on ebay.com. the sax plays fine incidentally with a reasonable neck and i have 2 necks that fit, one is solid silver and the other is meant to be for a reference something, but it's a sort of matt gold colour, so i am neither desperate nor helpless in the matter, but still, it would be nice. i would pay £300, as a suggestion.
 
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peterpick

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thanks ted, all is good. hello hankenstine: i was in communication with this seller, he was a ****. he refused to say what he would accept, and i refused to pay £800. i really think that's excessive, some people are just profiteers, i hope he never sells it. he's also put another one up, and i'm not paying £800 for that either. hi jaye, yes i know of gloger, but i'd really prefer the neck selmer made for it.
 

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Hi Peter..Glad the silver neck is fine..Regarding the plating..I used to restore vintage motorbikes.. ..I seem to remember a thing called plating stripping.. However I don't know what, if any, the repercussions would be regarding the sound..Regards
 
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peterpick

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ah, that's a good point. it's never popular, anyway, to mess about with the finish on a sax, except taking lacquer off. i was just playing the silver neck and it sounds as sweet as err, a sweet thing.
 

just saxes

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I highly recommend Tino Schucht's new alto necks. I am a dealer for them, but recommending them to you comes just from the motivation to help you resolve your search. He has a new neck for Selmer that is outstanding.

Timely for me, to respond, as I just readied a horn for a client that I wish was picking up one of them with his horn.

Tino's new alto neck is very, very good. In other times, I would say get one from me (perverting my claim to no/minimal financial interest), and return it if you don't like it, but because it's now I just recommend you look into it.
 

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(They are not in the pricerange you listed, but neither are the majority of good candidates.)
 
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peterpick

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thanks for the suggestion. i'm using a silver neck from the same era at the moment on this sax. i shall look into the tino schust neck.
 
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