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50s Cleveland pinky table

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I recently aquired a well worn 50s vintage Cleveland Terminal Tower/Clock tower.
It has a great tone and the action is surprisingly light. The only thing that is a real detractor is the low Bb position on the pinky table. What were they thinking, my 1920s King is way better in that department!

I decided to have a go at modifying the pinky table to make it more friendly.
I think it came out pretty good. I'm no expert tech, so I am sure that many could have done better.
Here's what I came up with.

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It works surprisingly well. I just hacked the pinky table from a junker sax and soldered it to the back of the existing Bb key.

Just thought I'd share.
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Good job ! I have a couple Cleve' altos from this period and they are pretty nice players, indeed .

I do have a late 20's Selmer tenor w/ the extended Bb tab which is rare because my Selmer Super RI alto has the standard
LH spatula arrangement which is not too bad, but I'm used to it anyway.

Also have some Martin Handcraft tenors and an alto w/out the extended Bb tabs. So.. I can play 'em either way but it is convenient.
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