One in CL this morning, asking $250. Haven't seen it yet. Guy says he's had it worked on recently. 132xxx looks to be silver plated. Low pitch.
Thanks, I was thinking the same while the seller was telling me the story of how he got the other neck from the people who serviced it, them saying it was the wrong neck. The other neck is pretty crappy, too. It sounds 10X better with the nickel neck. The horn plays pretty well in tune, just a couple cents flatter in the lower register. At least with me playing it, not having played much alto for a couple months, and being used to a YAS-62 with a Lackey. I'll experiment with the micro tuner and champagne cork. Darn, now I have to go buy a bottle...Thats definitely the original neck.
Push the mouthpiece on all the way and use the microtuner, it helps the bottom end.
Also, try putting a champagne cork into the bow, it helped the bottom end a lot on mine with a smaller chamber mouthpiece.
If the microtuner doesn't work, get it serviced. Stephen Howards article about this is excellent and you can DIY.
Both, plus response.Benny, by helping the bottom end are you talking tone or intonation? Of course this will set off a whole new round of mouthpiece searching. Sigh...