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The photos clearly show that such soldering will tilt the bell towards the body.
Solder won’t force the bell to go anywhere; it can only fill the gap left once the bell is positioned/aligned.
 

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Both saxophones have similar defects in the area of the ring (it is slightly indented to the body). This is also the reason for the slight tilt of the bell towards the body (together with hypothetical influence bad soldering between the bell and the bow).
No, the soldering is really NOT the reason the bell is tilted. The bell was placed in that position then soldered. You keep calling it bad soldering, but if the joint seals, then the solder is performing its job.
 

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For what it’s worth, the De Luxe curved soprano has an offset bell relative to the body, to fit the RH bell key mechanism. Might be common in curvies for all I know.
The OP is talking about a gap that is apparent inside the horn at the joint. It has nothing to do with the rotation of the bell relative to the body.
 
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