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Adding "three ring" strap rings from MM to supplement the originals on circa 1900 Buffet Evette Shaeffers (two altos). Soft solder OK for this purpose?

The originals are right by the side C tonehole- I figure around 1.5 inches below the side Bb, as found on most modern altos.
 

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Thank you very much for your help.

The Apogee and Evette Sch. system horns have tons of "stuff" on them and the tone holes are soldered on (could be brazed but I don't think so). Silver soldering would, for me, involve a tub worth of heat dissipation compound and I'd still be really antsy about unintended side effects- as in "stuff" falling off!
 

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Yes the tone holes are porbably soft soldered as well, silver solder in mainly for construnction of the keys,like cups to rods etc.....where strength is a real issue, the rest is soft soldered wich means its easy to repair.....
 

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Use something like Kool Jool on the toneholes (and anything else nearby), make sure your surfaces mate perfectly and are super clean, and maybe try the tinning method (apply solder to strap ring before mounting) instead of feeding and flowing like normal. Just be careful with tinning, you need to keep the solder clean and get the right amount on there and heat it with some finesse in order to gain the benefit of not needing to keep the piece hot for as long.
 

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Any relation to Ohver, Uhnder, or Dunne?
 
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