Yet again my Militaria collecting passion comes to the rescue, Gentlemen(and Ladies). The term "French Brass" dates back at least 200 years, and maybe further. During the Napoleonic Wars, French brass accouterments (Belt plates, cartridge box plates, buttons, gun hardware, Shako Plates, Ship's hardware, etc.) were being made with a high copper content brass, and this stand out feature was referred to by the British as "French, or Continental Brass" unlike the lighter colored, higher zinc content English brass used by the British Arsenals and Military contractors such as Enfield, Peter Tait etc. How it survived to be used much later in the musical instrument trade is another story.
Soldering and even relacquering your neck will cost only few bobs.Hey all. This seems to be a timely thread for me, so I have a quick question. Please be gentle because I'm something of a novice.
Today the octave key snapped off the neck of my Yamaha YTS-21. Basically, the solder gave out for some reason. (I promise I wasn't manhandling it. I have no idea why it happened.) Under the circumstances, would I be better off to try and get it repaired or should I be looking for a replacement neck like the ones mentioned here?
Thanks in advance!
A friend of mine ( the one who bought several necks) got in touch with " Brenda" and they declared themselves interested in copying any neck that you may want to. They were even prepared to make C melody necks.Now if the seller measured a Super 20 and had it fit that... well, I'd expect quite a few of these would fly off the shelf.
I see more and more of these being sold around in the Netherlands. Not a bad return considering the buying price at the source and the fact that most are sold " privately".
Obviously the buyers think that the hammered " dimples" are cool and some even think they work the same (they don't!) as golf balls dimples.
Clearly an example of Cool Vs. Well conceived. Looks over function.