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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I have an opportunity to purchase a Conn 6M VIII for USD $700.00 It is in good playing condition but the bell has lost some of its gold plating. Is it worth it?
  2. Selmer (Paris)
    Because of health issues (allergy) I'm renewing my search for a gold-plated Mark 6. I LOVE my stripped 1956 Mark 6, but I fear the raw brass does things to my system that I don't like.... What do those gold-plated 6s sound like, and do you know of available instruments? I know that Bob Mintzer...
  3. Valuation (How Much is it Worth?)
    I'm new to this so here goes. Just recently stumbled upon a 9,9xx serial number SML alto in gold plate and was wondering if anyone knew how many of the gold plated saxes did SML manufacture?
  4. Sax Body and Finish
    I have 3 questions: 1- Has anyone ever gotten their horn gold plated and if so how did it change the sound? 2- Does gold or copper plating on a horn really change the sound noticeably (as I suspect), and if so HOW does it change the sound? Does it make it warmer? Bigger? More spread? Louder...
  5. Sax Body and Finish
    If I wanted to add a gold wash effect inside the bell of a silver-plated instrument, will brush plating be good enough? I know this method does not deposit a lot of metal, but I do not believe gold wash was INTENDED to be thick. I'm also considering brush-plating inside the engraving with gold...
  6. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    I was recently forced to do a repair refacing on my tenor Link STM because it had picked up a nick in the tip. I don't know how it happened and it did not seem to match what would be expected if the cap was mashed into the tip. In any case, I got it pretty much right and it plays very much like...