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neck modification

  1. Manufacturing/ Construction
    I've played on and owned a number of saxes (of various sizes) that have had brass "sleeves" between 1-2cm in length soldered onto the interior of the (corked) mouthpiece end of the neck, and I've always wondered what exactly these were meant to do. My hypothesis has been that they were meant to...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have had bad luck with the last 2 vintage sopranos I tried to buy, a Conn and a Martin. By some amazing streak of bad luck, both had been "circumcised" to fit a particular mouthpiece, about 1/4" cut off the tip with a pipe cutter. The first was a 1928 Conn and the mod was verified by my tech...
  3. Yamaha
    Hi there, There is a nice high octave characteristic that I see appearing on the Selmer Mk VI players. I have a Yamaha YTS-61 and I'm wondering if changing the neck to a Mk VI neck is worth the money (I think it is about 250 dollars) I.e. achieving majority of the mk VI character through the...
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