Technically yes, as RMC (made up of Martin, Blessing, and Reynolds) was.Also, from the FB group info, Martin was the supplier of instruments for the movie Music Man. Hence the name. True or false??
Not to digress the thread but......have you actually had a tech do that.....or know of someone who has ?If those pads are still soft and seal decently, then a good tech can install flat resonators on them in place of the center rivet to make them more modern and give them extra resonance.
Actually I was just guessing. Thank your for correcting my inexpert DIYers idea. I was just imagining one could just glue the new flat resonators in place over the existing pad and rivet. Clearly there is more to it than that, which you as an expert know about and I who have never repadded a sax know little. I'll check my hypotheses first with information first before saying something ignorant like this again. Pls excuse the fumducker's mistake.Not to digress the thread but......have you actually had a tech do that.....or know of someone who has ?
Because that would seem to be a very laborious task...likely to come out more expensive than just having the horn repadded, IMHO.
I mean, a new resonator would have to be attached to the rivet or penetrate through the old pad in order for the attachment to be sound.
It is hard enough, time consuming enough, and hassle enough just to refloat existing pads. To actually retrofit something to them, though ?
Actually install resos into existing pads ?
I guess I do not see any advantage to that, either monetarily or performance-wise.
Just my 2 cents....