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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Just wanted to share a video of my quartet's in studio performance of Harry Warren's "A Weaver of Dreams" The band: Andy LaVerne - piano Jay Anderson - bass Billy Drummond - drums If anyone would like a copy of a CD, I would be happy to send a signed copy to all SOTW members here...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Just a quick question for those who are familiar with the SBA tenor. How are the pearls held in place, as in how easy are they to replace at home? Are they merely glued in place, or are they crimped in. Thanks in advance.
  3. Selmer (Paris)
    Hello everyone, Does anyone else have a SBA Soprano? There are only a very few around. Mine is gold plated, 40xxx, which is even rarer. I love its sound, like a vintage Selmer should have. But like the soprano MKVI's, it has those palm keys that are not really comfortable, and intonation...
  4. Bb Tenor
    I've had a series 2 tenor for close to ten years now and I do love the sound, however, not keen on some ergonomics. As much as I would love a mark vi or sba, my wallet (and wife) would despise me. I have plans to get a bss heritage neck at some point but I'm curious is selmer have ever...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi All, I am trying to find the whereabouts of a very specific alto - a custom Selmer SBA that was made as a kind of prototype for the Mark VI. This was made special for Joe Artley, Chief Woodwind Designer and Factory Supervisor at the time. His initials, JSA, are engraved on the neck of the...
  6. Pads and Resonators
    Good morning, group. I would like to know if someone can help me with the size of the pads for the Tenor Selmer Super Balance Action (SBA) 1950. Thanks very much!
  7. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    BA vs SBA selmer tenor Tenor saxophones : Selmer Balanced Action 22*** BA (one of the first BA prototype with long bell) VS Selmer Super "Balanced" Action 54*** SBA (one of the last SBA) Hi everybody! I'm glad to share this video test of my woderful horns: Tenor Saxophone Selmer Balanced...
  8. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi Guys, see this Selmer SA80 II for sale in Brazil, the second image is ridiculous, the seller has canceled the previous announcement, where his say the serial is 5076XX ¬¬ I appreciate the opinions. The new announcement...
  9. Valuation (How Much is it Worth?)
    Hi guys I've got an as new silver plated French engraved SBA tenor SN 34xxx with short bell. Does the short bell make it less valuable and what is it worth roughly on the market? Thanks for your precious knowledge!
  10. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I started this comparison in a German forum, and we had a lot of fun guessing and commenting, so I'll share it with this community. Horn are a 2006 Inderbinen, a French 1956 Selmer Mark 6 (stripped) with a numbered 67xxx neck and a French 1949 Super (Balanced) Action. Mouthpieces are a...
  11. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi everybody! Here's my question about an unusual horn The serial number is 546xx so it's supposed to be a sba. Almost all the lists say that the first M6's were from serial number 55 200 - Anybody have seen a similar neck? Anyone have a tenor with a close serial number? cheers!
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