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Nice job. How are your wrists and elbows feeling?

It would be interesting if you could have freed up the mechanism and gotten it repadded and in playing condition with that nice dark color intact.
 

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Doc,

Beautiful work! I am happy to see that these wonderful old horns can be saved after such devastation.

Regards,

Sax Magic
 

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Thanks guys (and gals),

This horn belonged to the current owners grandfather. The best that I can tell, he was one of them that perished in the following flood. If I can get more exact details, I'll post them. I have a "The Martin" bari that was also there that is being restored for a customer. Pics are on our site.

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Doc Frazier said:
Here are pics of a 1925 Conn C melody that spent at least 3 weeks under water in New Orleans...
Where it should have remained...



But seriously, nice work, and a nice way to remember Grandpa.
 

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Carl H. said:
It would be interesting if you could have freed up the mechanism and gotten it repadded and in playing condition with that nice dark color intact.
Add that mixture to the answer to the recurring question of "How do I get patina?"

OK, now I've got the patina, how do I get rid of the smell?
 

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I sold a silver C sax to a member who lives across the lake from N.O. I cleaned it up years ago and hung it on the wall with some dried roses in the bell - wall hung vase in an unused bedroom on the west side of the house. It turned a lovely color over the years and was quite nice to look at. Unfortunately it was a nice playing horn too so I sold it to someone who wanted one on the cheap for playing.

I'd add hang on the wall loaded with dried flowers to the list of methods of adding patina.
 

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We had a flood up north a few years back, last millenium I guess. Lost quite a few good instruments to that one. I saved all of mine, but many players weren't as fortunate. The Grand Forks symphony took quite a hit, but many companies came through with donations of misc supplies and cash to help folks get back on their feet, musically.

There are some big companies that really stepped up when there was a need. I hope they are helping with the efforts to get the musical scene in NO back on top of things.

edit: the cash was for repairs and replacement, not food and housing.
 

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Carl,

There are some helping with the instruments, but, to me, it seems kinda weak.

Probably the most major thing I had to do to this horn (other than the cleaning!) was that I had to re-apply the satin as the original was almost completely worn away from 80+ years of polishing.

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the pictures of the bari make me sad. I've never seen any bari in that bad of condition. Good luck with it! (send me some pics when you're done)
 
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