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Marcel.
User ID: 0903294
Apr 20th 6:29 PM
Hello,
I bought a superb alto number 55xx, model Super 45, silverplate.
Do you know if that is a good one ?
Dr. Inconspicuous
User ID: 9621663
Apr 20th 6:49 PM
Is it for sale?
Paul C.
User ID: 9405543
Apr 20th 7:12 PM
Dr. I, sounds similar to your tenor.

Marcel, does it have the wire keyguards or sheetmetal type?
Dr. Inconspicuous
User ID: 9621663
Apr 20th 7:13 PM
My 66XX tenor is a Super 46, silverplate, and has wire keyguards. I'm curious as to the condition of your horn, dents, lac/plate, etc.
Marcel.
User ID: 0903294
Apr 21st 3:16 AM
I don't know about the keyguards because I received it yesterday and I immediately give it to my repairman in order to have a complete repad and overhaul.
The plate is original and it has a fantastic look, but needs to be clean in some parts (bell, etc ...).
It's not for sale for the moment. I want to play with it before to have an idea of the qualities of this sax.
Marcel.
User ID: 0903294
Apr 21st 3:25 AM
And my question another time : do you know if that's a good sax ?
morgan
User ID: 0784604
Apr 21st 11:21 AM
It's a terrible awful sax. But don't worry, I'll buy it from you and get you out of your trouble.
Paul C. Apr 21st 9:45 PM
I, too, am willing to take that piece of junk off your hands. You don't want it. I assure you. I can use it for parts or something.
Paul C.
User ID: 0916684
Apr 23rd 10:29 PM
Marcel, I hope you did not take our feeble joking as an insult, we think it is a great sax, one we would love to have for ourselves.
Marcel.
User ID: 0903294
Apr 27th 6:22 PM
No problem Paul C. I perfectly understood the jokes. Excuse for my late answer, that's because now I'm going to live in Paris and I'm just in Spain in some week-ends (I have to work in Paris for two years ... beuhhh).
When I'll had the sax back (my repairman has it in this moment), I will send you some photos.
Bye.
Paul C.
User ID: 7524313
Apr 27th 7:13 PM
Please do, Marcel, looking forward to seeing them.

My father always loved his Aunt EllaMae's prune cake. At family reunions he would pick up the prune cake she so lovingly prepared, sniff at it, and make an ugly face. He would whisper to someone, "Shhh, don't tell Aunt EllaMae, but I think there is something wrong with this cake, it smells spoiled... I will get rid of it so no one gets sick or anything." He would leave with the cake, and it would never be seen again... LOL!!!

So, apparently Morgan and I both had the same sort of poor parenting. This is my excuse, anyway.

Hope you enjoy your new-old SML, Marcel!
Tom
User ID: 0408214
Jun 9th 6:36 PM
I bought an SML alto sax last week and I think I made a big mistake. I was under the impression that SML was the initials for Sure Makes (a great)
Lamp. Well now needless to say it does not play very well, but it is the nicest looking darn gold plated French lamp on my block. Serial number is 11762, any idea of its age? Thanks for listening to my little tale of woe, sorry got to sign off now, I am in the middle of making an offer for the Eiffel tower.
Tom
morgan
User ID: 0784604
Jun 9th 8:01 PM
What, even the SML board gets trolls??
ChuBarry
User ID: 0422394
Jun 11th 4:35 PM
Tom - could you fill us in as to the nature of the problems your SML is giving you? Is is just old pads (fixable) or are your fingers used to the left pinky selmer style keys vs the "Conn" type used on the SML??