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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello there! I've just purchased a 1929 Buescher True Tone Alto, the horn needs some mostly minor repair, however, the G key hinge rod has a long banana bend, I was wondering which are good ways of straightening it back to its original shape. Thank you for reading, I'll very much appreciate any...
  2. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Okay, I can probably scrape together enough money for an overhaul on one of my two tenors, but not both. Or I could get less work done on both. Here are the horns: Dolnet Bel Air (prior owner guesstimated late 50's). I like the tone of this horn (sweet and mellow), and the ergonomics are...
  3. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    Hi all, Got an old curved Buescher true tone (sn: 47935) not long ago and I love this horn, but tuning woes aplenty (not a surprise) when played with my SopranoPlanet refaced Supersession. I love the work Joe does/did on this piece but he did that back when I was on a straight selmer ss600...
  4. Buescher
    Dear saxophone friends. I have recently purchased a Buescher arsoticrat baritone (1939) - a very nice instrument and the altissimo range is really great - exept I have a problem finding a good high F# fingering. My usual fingerings would be either: 13 | 45 (Eb) 1 | 45 or x2 | Ta …the first...
  5. Alto mpc
    I have recently acquired a super tone master 6* for my alto, but am finding it has a very "tinny" harsh sound. any recommendations for a smoother mellower tone, I'm currently using a rovner lig with Java 2's on a 1920's Buescher alto any advice would be much appreciated!
  6. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    Anybody playing a horn that Lance did? Or a Mpc made by him? He seems a very interesting guy...
  7. Buescher
    So I acquired this old Buescher True Tone tenor. The serial number makes it a 1920 model. Pads have seen better days, rust on most all the springs, but basically sound. What's really interesting is that on the bell there are initials scratched into what remains of the lacquer, "JD." The cogs...
  8. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, I bought a Wurlitzer curved soprano saxophone few months ago. I did an enquiry to find out more about the sax in SOTW and found out through SOTW feedback that it is a 1920's Buescher. It has a nice sound and plays fine. Although I had easier time playing some newer designs either to do...
  9. Buescher
    Greetings, everyone. i stumbled upon what i thought was a good deal. But when it arrived, i realized it was a lemon. Aforementioned lemon is a Buescher True Tone Curved Soprano (High Pitch) - original brass finish, plays up to D# only. Oddly enough, this one has keyhole guards. Is there any way...
  10. Sax Body and Finish
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  11. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    The octave lever lifter screw-in rod on my alto got broken. :( Where can we buy a replacement rod? I see Yamaha and Buffet rod kits for sale "out there," but would these fit my Buescher Aristocrat? (Sorry if my vocabulary isn't up to snuff. I am a very new sax player--just two years under my...
  12. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    My Big B's neck joint is sufferng some delamination of the metal layers and my tech says he can only burnish it back in place...it's too tight to solder successfully. The burnish has only lasted a few months and it's starting to separate again. Anyone suffer the same issue? Am I destined for...
  13. Buescher
    Hi everyone, This is my first posting so please be gentle with me :P . I realise that necks are a common problem with old saxes and believe me I've tried to read as much on here as I possibly can but 1770 threads is a lot of reading. So apologies in advice if I'm asking silly newbie questions...
  14. C Melody Soprano, Contralto & Tenor
    Hi there I have already asked this, but i have put the post in the wrong section. Now it is were this question belongs:mrgreen: So i recently bought this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:L:OC:US:3160 (you have to stop the loading so see the pictures) It cost 400$(305$+95$) What do you...
  15. Buescher
    Hi there I am really new in SOTW and this is my first post, i joined in because during my reserch on C melody sax's i stumble many times in this web site, and after some reading of posts i really thought "this people really now some things" :) . So i recently bought this...
  16. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently bought a 1914 Buescher True Tone Alto that I'm using as an opportunity to learn a little bit more about fixing up saxophones. I've run into a few hang ups and in general I'm just looking for some advice as to easier solutions to a few of the following: - The silver plating on the...
  17. Buescher
    Hello... I have just made a deal with a person who wanted to sell a Buescher True Tone tenor with gold surface.The serial number is 194XXX...He just posted some pictures so I could see that it was in such a good shape as he claims, but it made me wonder. I wonder if it is relaquered, and if the...
  18. C Melody Soprano, Contralto & Tenor
    Just wanted to share my new bundle of joy... Yesterday I finally received my 1919 Buescher C soprano and it is AMAZING!! So tiny, it seems like a toy. Made an offer on ebay from "wideangleman" (now intofoc.usmontreal) Randy Cole, of the Jazz Period youtube series. His description was pretty...
  19. Buescher
    I have a question about a saxophone that I just saw on eaby...It is a buescher and the serialnumer is 304XXX wich according to saxgourmet http://www.saxgourmet.com/VINTAGE_SAXOPHONE_VALUE_GUIDE.htm would be a Big B Aristocrat. Is this for sure, was all the saxophones that was made between 290XXX...
  20. Sax Body and Finish
    I have recently bought a buescher true tone c-melody (its silver on the surface) from 1924. I'm looking for a way to clean it, but I dont find silver polish to be necessary. I just wonder if there are ways that can damage the surface? And which way is the best to clean it without using silver...
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