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  1. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    I have an opportunity to buy a made in France Dolnet Imperial alto, but there is very little info on this particular Dolnet model. I know the Imperial was only manufactured in 1952-53. The more common Bel Air model was the other Dolnet alto available at the same time and continued to be...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I hope someone (Milandro? JayeLID?) may have come across this issue and has a solution: I have TWO altos that I assume are early Dolnets with the wishbone octave mechanism (Silver Dorn & Kirschner, Newark s/n 1337-28 and Brass WOR s/n 1115-28. There's a Silver WOR in Texas. s/n 1897-27). The...
  3. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi Guys, Sorry for the long thread title I'm new to the forums and thought that this would be the best place for my question, but if I'm wrong I'm sorry. My query relates to what saxophone I should buy. Just a bit of background, I played for about four years a while back but haven't played...
  4. 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...
  5. Dolnet
    Hi Guys, Bought a Dolnet soprano silver plated, no resoldering marks, almost all the silver intact, pads looks bad, springs are far too soft and ofcourse it is leaking a lot. The serial number is 74***, I think it is a early Bela air. The neck has this ring on it and the palm keys are hexagonal...
  6. Dolnet
    Well, I picked this one up on ebay needing a build which would gave me a good representation because it wouldn't leak or have badly repaired damage. Let's just say they are not built very well to say the least. All the pillar bases are slopily soldered and all the key guard mounts have broken...
  7. Dolnet
    hey i've got this dolnet series n° 19643 the guy I can get it from says its "before royal jazz series" , anybody got any idea what I should think of the sax? i can't try it cause he's at the wrong end of France so... he says a "luthier" has seen it through and replaced the pads and mouthpiece...
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