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Hi All : I have bought a Tenor Selmer Mark VII, and looking inside the tube i found a piece that is protruding inside. It corresponds to the key that closes when starting the second scale from A...please see the attachment
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It is called the body octave tube or vent. When it includes the mushroom shape at the top on which the pad sits it is often called an octave pip. All saxes have them, but the lengths of the tubes vary a bit depending upon the make.
 

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Yes, Pete... the body octave PIP... I have not seen before that it goes inside , and i thought that it could have some effect on the sound production...
 

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Never looked inside a saxophone before? There's one of those pesky things inside the neck, too! Don't freak out. Be careful if you stick anything inside the sax like a swab or stuffer as you can damage the interior piece to the octave vent - same with the one in the neck.
 
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