Distinguished SOTW member/, Official SOTW Sister
I sent a 1950's-60's vintage Pan American/Martin tenor in to a "reputable" tech for a complete repad. There were specific requests for thin sheep skin pads, plastic resos, springs and felts where needed, and key height adjustment. When the sax came back it was wearing synthetic medium thickness pads, NO resos, no springs, felts, or height adjustments. (When it went in it had its ORIGINAL thin pads and plastic resonators.) When I called the tech to inquire as to why he did this, I was told that he kept the horns vintage 1930's Conn set up. Evidentally there were no resonators in the 30's. When I very kindly told him that the horn was in all actuality a Martin made in the late 50's to 60's and did indeed have resos when it went in, he started using VERY vulgar language. That was the end of that conversation. Now I've got a botched repad. The horn was basicaly playable when it went in and now sorry to say is not. My butt's still burning. I did have to pay the entire cost of the repad for his un professional behavior. Any advice on the next step would be VERY welcomed.