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Hi,
I can't find a vernier caliper anywhere at the moment and I was wondering if anyone has the measurements for he following pads so I can order them from musicmedic:
RH F, E, D, forked E flat pad, the pad above the F pad that closes whenever you press a RH 1,2, or 3 key and the low C sharp, B and B flat.
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--Dan
 

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I wonder if it would be possible to set up a wiki, where any of us who repads a sax could fill in a form with the sizes, along with make/model/year and any other relevant data? Even with the caveat that it might not be 100% accurate would I be the only one to think it useful?
 

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You need to measure the cups. No getting around it unless you want to purchase a lot of extra pads in + or - sizes. Pad sizes on Chu's are inconsistent from year to year. I've occasionally taken the chance and ordered pads ahead of time but then I usually end up having to use two or three different ones from my stock, or re-order a few, when the originally ordered ones don't fit.

While vernier calipers are the best way to take the measurement, if you have a good eye for measurement and a quality steel rule, you can get by.
 

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thanks chu, i had suspected that anyway, but i'll check against bruce's measurements with a ruler and see what they're like and if they seem accuratwe enough on my horn then I will order some.
 

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These are actually from a NW series I but should be the same. It is still best to measure with a caliper as a ruler is not exact enough:
all are in mm and x means the number needed
2x 8 16.5 2x18 2x19 22 23 23.5 4x25.5 29.5 2x31 32 2x34 37.5 3x40.5 2x48
This may not be exact but is a start. Pad size and not cup size.
 
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