There are lots of different opinions on this subject. What are your thoughts? What can you cite to support your ideas?
What is the consensus with the Buescher 400's? I saw one for sale here locally for what seemed like an incredibly low price. But looking at the pics it seems more like a student horn at best.edit update:
Recently I had a late Buescher 400 tenor. (now sold) When I got it the key height was very high (compared to my VI)..finally I took a look at it, I was surprised to see how easy it was to lower the keys stacks. I did it myself using tiny pieces of thin rubber mpc toothguards, the thin size gave a perfect key height, It did not affect tone or response.
When I had my tech replace my homebrew system his felts were a bit too thick and the action now felt almost too low..! this still did not seem to affect tone or intonation significantly, it may have been a bit more subdued, but to be honest I did not play it much as I soon sold it help finance my lovely new Sop...
A few obvious things lost over the years:Was there a big difference between the earlier ones and the late ones?