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  1. Manufacturing/ Construction
    Hi! After a 15-year hiatus, I'm getting back to an old experiment, just for sh*ts & giggles: A PVC soprano sax. Keyed. Already succeeded once with a clarinet during my poor man's college days, not having an instrument to copy at the time, so the design was purely theoretical, even the working...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    has anyone worked on these Chinese horns and have an opinion on keywork or repairability? they are so cheap it seems worth a look. also, as i stated on another thread, in the 70's everything Japanese was considered junk. now, yani and yamaha have great reps. im wondering if this attitude is...
  3. Manufacturing/ Construction
    Hello, I'm working on the physical modelling of a tenor saxophone using digital waveguides. For my research, it would really help at this point if I knew the dimensions of the bore (basically the changing radius at different sections of the horn) from the mouthpiece to the bell. So here are...
  4. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    Hello, I picked up this tenor. The previous owner could tell me nothing about the horn. It looks very old to me based on the key work, double octave mechanism , single bar guards and horizontal neck ring. It is in bad need of a repad. It has a couple of repairs. There is a repair to one...
  5. Selmer (Paris)
    I'd appreciate some input on how Selmers were manufactured, expecially MkVI period. People often look to the lettering to see if any buffing is present and if so the horn is declared relacquered. I've hear that Selmer horns sometimes have a lot more engraving and the explaination was that...
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