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Hi, I have aquired a Bb tarogato by a hungarian sax player who just said it needed a repad.. I did a complete overhaul to it and everything is fully functional.. he said that the instrument is very very old (late19th or early 20th century) and that it is a great tarogato.. I see that the work done on the instrument is really high quality.. It is has a full system keywork and double octave keys.. the only thing inscribed on the instrument is 18( on the silver rings) and XVIII (=18 engraved on the wood).. I have trouble going over G (G like on soprano sax) on the second octave (but this might be because I am not used in playing tarogato)..the mpc is original and I can not locate any cracks..the bell has different lacquer from the rest of the body but seems to be made of the same wood
I am asking from you to give me some more info on the instument (estimate of manufacturing date, possible maker, value of the instrument,,)
here are some pics
thanx for your time, Nikolas :)
pics here: http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/bbbouklas/
 

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I have been told informed that this tarogato is made after 1920 (because that is the time that Stowasser introduced the full keywork) and before 1940..
Also the fact that I can not go over G easily is happening because I haven't played tarogato long enough.. (I was told that it is really difficult for an inexperinced player to go over G of the second octave)..
I will be listing it in the for sale section!
 

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From D to G# you open the lower 8ve key, and from A upwards you release the lower 8ve key and open the upper one. Make sure you release one before opening the other. On soprano (and all other modern) saxes this is done automatically when the 8ve key is held down and you raise and lower LH finger 3.

I can't see the 8ve keys all that clearly in your photos to see if the lower of the thumb touches opens the lower 8ve vent or the upper one - it appears the lower touch opens the lower vent. But whichever LH thumb key does what, use the one that opens the lower vent for the lower part of the upper register (D-G#) and the one that opens the upper vent from A upwards (as well as making sure you close one before opening the other), and the thumb keys should operate completely independantly from each other rather than having one key holding the other one open. If both vents are open from A upwards this'll make things difficult.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/bbbouklas/tarogato/IMG_1329.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/bbbouklas/tarogato/IMG_1338.jpg
 
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