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my Hohner pure tone relaq has slowly been losing the relacquered layer of lacquer, then, just today and yesterday its started shedding loads, the relaq was really good and i was wonderin if i could do anything to save it, or is there anything else i should do? its pitted all over and there are several spots especially on the bell where loads has come off,

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Dan
 

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Dan, It's most likely that the horn wasn't prepped properly when it was re-lacquered. Paraphrasing Bar-Ron, if it ain't stuck you can't re-stick it! :(
Just let her peel away and embrace the ugliness! It's how it sounds, not how it looks anyway.

Maybe if you were to blow real loud all the rest of the lacquer might just jump off your sax! :D ;) :cool: :shock:
 

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Once upon a time I delacquered a Voss tenor that needed some work to bring it back from the dead. Previous owner had "glued" a hunk of cardboard onto a pad so it would "seal" the tonehole (didn't work). Anyhow, I took the whole shebang apart, pried out the terrible pads and soaked the whole thing in hot soapy water in the bathtub. Not the best solution, but effective. I wouldn't do that again, but it was very effective!! After repadding and reassembly, it played pretty good - even without a proper re-regulation.

Sold that horn-which I got free, along with the pads-later for $600, so all was well with that.
 
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