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Evaluating Straightness of Body Tube

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I haven't asked a dumb question in a while (at least not to my knowledge), so here goes...

What's the best way to evaluate the straightness of a body tube? I assume you just eyeball down the neck end? How do you know when there's enough curvature to potentially be a problem? Does any of this vary by size of horn (sop, alto, tenor, bari)?
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I agree with Hornfixer. It may be easier to view witih a leak light at the bottom. Move your eye from side to side to comppare the optical illusions down various parts of the bore wall. Definitely not an exact science.

"It is only a problem if it causes leaks." Very true.
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