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Sax on the Web / SML (Strasser-Marigaux) / Rocking thumbrest

User ID: 9084913
Oct 16th 12:32 PM
I was under the impression that all gold medal models (Sop, Alto, Tenor, bari) and all King Marigaux's have the rocking lt hand thumb rest based on the SML advertisement we've all read regarding their 22 enhancements.

However I was just looking at a picture of a Gold Medal alto on ebay and the thumb rest looks like my Rev D...a simple pearl button thumb rest.

Assuming what I saw was correct, when did this feature go away?

User ID: 0206274
Oct 16th 12:46 PM
My REV. D, SN 12.000 , has the rocking thumbrest. I thought all Rev.Ds did.
User ID: 9084913
Oct 17th 6:19 PM
According to saxpics, the arbitrary diff between Rev C and D is the abscence of Mr. Lemaire's name. Rev C's have it, Rev D's don't. I don't know if there are any other 'morphological' differences.

Paul C.
User ID: 1118614
Oct 26th 5:39 PM
To me, this is probably the least desirable feature of SML's. I keep the rocking left thumb rest of my alto corked to not rock. I am thinking of soldering it.