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  1. Selmer (USA)
    Do you think this tenor is original lacquer? To me the engraving looks a bit shallow, but a well-known and reliable German saxdoc told the owner it's original lacquer. I'm sure someone here can help: https://www.ebay.de/itm/222951099669?clk_rvr_id=1513801158487&rmvSB=true
  2. Selmer (USA)
    I just bought this 27822 Selmer Balanced Action tenor in great shape and followed my routine, asking Douglas Pipher about the "where and when" of this horn. This was his answer: "Selmer 27822 was originally sold to Selmer US. It shipped in February 1939 without lacquer or engraving. It shipped...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    The Palm Eb key original light action spring 0,015" x 30,90mm on my Balanced Action Tenor broke - replaced it with rubber band just before the gig. today went to a sax tech to buy a good replacement . But , he only had or to heavy or to light springs available - I've ended up installing to...
  4. Selmer (Paris)
    I have never played a Balanced Action from the 30s but heard a lot of good things about them. I remember a guy coming to my home to try a Link Slant Eburnated Bar. He had a Balanced Action Tenor and sounded full and dark, yet defined on it. This one looks like it has been buffed. On the other...
  5. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi to all Vintage Selmer Connoisseurs :) I've came across this earlier Selmer BA horn for sale - the seller states it as an original lacquer. does it looks like original or relacquer to you? What is your opinion about very earlier Selmer Balanced Action sn 214xx ? how do they...
  6. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I have found a 1937 Selmer Balanced action tenor sax, but I need some advice on what I should look for and be aware of anything about it.
  7. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Firstly, why did I want to purchase a new mouthpiece? Well, apart from the fact that nearly every player I know is still on the search for that elusive ‘magical mouthpiece’, I had a important recording date at the start of November and I knew that the “new vintage” hard rubber slant that I had...
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