These last few weeks, I have been playing my Selmer Super Balanced Action alto, serial number 44***, a lot. I love its sound and ergonomics. My only concern, though is the fact that the middle D is very sharp, and the middle D# - F# to a lesser extent. I compared this to my trusted old Couesnon...
I've recently bought a 1953 Selmer SBA alto which I love in almost every conceivable way...however, I can't coax a top F# out of it. Other altissimo notes are fine, front E is great, front F a little stuffy sometimes but I'm getting used to it, F# just not there at all. It's been thoroughly...
need some help: does anyone know the ID (and possibly length!) of an SBA alto neck octave pip?
A customer of mine has lost it in a rehearsal room, so I would like to make a new one to fit.
Any help, close up photos, very appreciated?