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I have a great 1939 10M that Id like to modify the position of the strap ring and rt thumb hook. Ive done the strap ring mod with a different 10M, but for the life of me cant remember the exact measurement. These seem to be fairly common mods, I know the strap ring needs to be moved down and the right thumb hook needs to come up and more rightward, but does anyone have some specific measurements or suggestions?
 

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there are lots and lots of threads about 10M hook-ring modification.

Of course the moving of a ring from a place to another has to take into consideration the way you are built and the type of strap that you use and I doubt that one can find one solution that fits everyone's needs ( there are 160cm players as there a 210cm) !

Hence the impossible one-size-fits-all thing, there will be the need to make either a custom solution or an adjustable thing which allows for multiple position.

Here just a few threads (please next time try searching here top of the page in the middle where the box says Google Custom Search and then follow up an older thread you get more results and keep information in less places)

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?85026-Adding-lowered-strap-rings-to-6M-amp-10M

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showt...nsensus-on-moving-the-neckstrap-ring-on-a-10M

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?228034-If-you-have-an-uncomfortable-Conn-10M

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showt...-strap-ring-to-where-(data-inside)-(on-TENORS)

ANYWAY

There is a solution which allows you NOT to deface your horn burning the lacquer.

Codera ADDjust庐 Balancer

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?227366-Codera-ADDjust%AE-Balancer



This is a DIY solution

 

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I currently am using a brass mending plate like the one in the youtube above. It works although a bit steampunk looking. I was planning to move the hook and the thumbrest but I started using a Jazzlab saxholder (with the mending plate hack) and it really solved most of the ergo issues I was having. It suspends the horn in front of your body right where it needs to be makes the horn feel 50% lighter. I'm probably still going to move the hook and rest to perfect the situation.
 

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Thanks Mike. I really like that plate add-on for the strap hook. There was a time when fabbing one of those would've been a quick lunchtime project, but now that I'm retired and relocated, things are different. I might just take a look around, to see if I can find a modifiable plate of some kind at Lowe's. It would be nice to see what a different hook loop location would be like.
As for rotating the loop and thumb rest positions, I just rotate the neck about 10 degrees, to play off my right side.
 

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Not all 10Ms have the strap ring in exactly the same location, so I think you have to do your best to try our different ones. I have seen a fairly signficant difference in locations when I had two 10Ms from within 3 years of each at the same time.

If you work carefully, you could take a second ring and temporarily position it by wiring it down carefully with tag wire and then test different positions. You'd want to have someone standing there to catch the horn if it drops. Then you mark the new location when satisfied, and fire up the torch.
 

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I have recently acquire a 6M with a very simple brass custom made clamp ( which clamps the hoork ring) and is fixed by a screw. leaves no scar and has potential for different positioning.

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Is this thing available anywhere? I can't seem to find it.
This was custom made, probably by a Dutch technician who is a competent goldsmith it is a very simple thing though.just a " clamp" of brass ( for lack of a better word) with a screw and a nut, tight around the hook ring and with a ring at the other end. this is pointing down ( therefore lifting the horn) but you can use it in different positions.

What used to be available commercially was the Codera ADDjust庐 Balancer seen above, that one allows for way many combinations. DIY solutions are mentioned in several threads

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showth...-to-6M-amp-10M

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showth...-ring-on-a-10M

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showth...table-Conn-10M

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showth...de)-(on-TENORS)
 
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