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I won a mark vii on ebay..can a dent be removed from the bow of a horn? I mean its on the very bottom
I would agree Gordon. Even if the tool/rod were mounted vertically, the tech can only apply downward force which is equal to their own body weight. As I am only 150 lbs myself, instances like this are when I wish I was gifted with being 225 lbs.Gordon (NZ) said:I have not used it, but cannot imagine it working unless you were a very heavy person and put your whole weight on it, in which case that long rod may very well flex enough to even bend the body of the sax... Unless the bow was made from exceptionally weak metal.
It often takes quite severe impacts to get dents out of bows. This tool uses no impact, and distributes force over too big an area to deliver a lot of force.
My MkVI plays better in the low range since a drunk knocked it off its stand during a wedding reception at a country club.Gordon (NZ) said:Many saxes would play better with a dent there. It does the same as a cork or M/P cap dropped into the bell to stop low notes burbling. Even some Mark VI saxes had this problem so bad that Selmer eventually band-aided by soldering in the equivalent of a large dent!