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Good afternoon folks :)

I have a Buescher True Tone baritone stencil from ~1929. It's a GREAT sax, I haven't found one I like better, but it is in desperate need of an actual True Tone neck. Right now it's got a Bundy on there, and it just ain't cuttin it. I have intonation issues from high A on up. I'm figure this is because of 2 things: the length of the neck, which is considerably longer than a Buescher neck, and possibly the location of the octave pip, which is higher on the neck than a Buescher.

I'm figuring I've got about 3 options.

1) Try and hacksaw the neck down to the correct proportion and try to live with the different octave pip location.

2) Try (and probably fail miserably) to find a Buescher neck sans sax.

3) Buy a Gloger neck.

Obviously buying a Gloger neck will be the best, but most expensive fix for this. What is the likelihood of shortening the neck actually working? I figure if I do it and it fails, I'll just end up buying the Gloger neck anyway, so I'm not out much, but if I'm doomed to fail anyway, I won't bother. Any suggestions and/or advice/personal experience? Thanks very much!

Jim
 

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Be patient and one will come along on this site. I searched for over a year for an alto neck for a Buffet SDA. It should arrive today or tomorrow.;)
 

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Ditto, you just have to wait!

It has taken me over 2 years to find a neck for my Martin Bari, which I found on this forum. I did also order a Gloger at the beginning of the summer. Both should be here in the next day or two, so Ive really got something to look forward to!

You can also consider buying another entire sax, but one in really poor condition or for parts, and steal the neck from that. That will cost about as much as just buying a neck, and will be easier to find
 

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Unfortunately I'm on a bit of a timetable, as I have auditions coming up in Jan/Feb and I want to get my bari up to snuff by then. I'll keep my eyes peeled here, but that's a good call on looking for parts saxes. Besides ebay, is there a good place to look for junkers?
 

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Unfortunately I'm on a bit of a timetable, as I have auditions coming up in Jan/Feb and I want to get my bari up to snuff by then. I'll keep my eyes peeled here, but that's a good call on looking for parts saxes. Besides ebay, is there a good place to look for junkers?
Garage Sales ! ;)
 

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Gloger neck

Half a year ago I bought a King Super 20 bari which came with a Conn neck. I also had intonation problems with this neck, which, like yours, had the octave pip at the wrong location.
So I ordered a silver Gloger neck, which arrived 2 weeks ago. Not only the intonation has improved, but also the quality of the tone. It really is a huge difference, and I'm happy with it. So I would recommend a Gloger neck. Big chance it will sound better than that hard to find original neck.

See this thread: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?t=58412
 
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