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You have got to see this! I remember seeing someone comlaining about a Martin Committee soaked in red paint but this one has to take first price.
 

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What happened to that poor thing?
 

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Im confused. Id REALLY like to know how that bel ended up like that; what the thinking was by whoever!
 

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Sigmund451 said:
What the heck is going on with those tone holes?
A direct quote from the ad.

"I will tell you as much as I can. I believe it is silver plate. There are two holes cut in the bell that I believe were to achieve a certain sound. I think it was Buescher who started this idea."

:shock: :shock:
 

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I'm a bit confused.....that's not a Mark VI. it "IS" a nightmare though.
 

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Sigmund451 said:
Some of the 400's had this but I NEVER thought someone would actually try to modify an existing horn to such a design. A hack job by a wack job!


Regardless of the damage done to this horn which is only going to be used for spare parts now (not bad a price for that)

What's in the seller's claim that Buescher's had been thinking of making extra toneholes (or just holes) in their horns? I have been trying to look this up but couldn't find anything. Sigmund451 have you got any info on this?:?
 

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Ok, it is a state. But is it fixable? Could someone get a bargain here, spend/fix and then make a killing? Or even have a killer horn? I don't know enough about overhauling to know whether this is a "project" or just junk. Opinions?
 

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Yes Rooty, I think that one could fix this thing (perhaps you need a good neck) have it replated and get away with it....a job for a skilled technician , I am not sure that would be worth doing for someone who has to hire a technician to do that, but at that price, even just for spares, it is worth it
 

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Martin Williams said:
Im confused. Id REALLY like to know how that bel ended up like that; what the thinking was by whoever!
I will explain. Someone had a TH&C but didn't like the position of the bell keys. So that person patched up the tone holes and cut them Selmer style in the right side of the bell. For keys and mechanism they bought a MKVI. When the "work" was completed, the remainder of MKVI was left along with some TH&C keywork. Unfortunately, the latter was lost over time, so now all that is left is a MKVI that needs a bit of work.

...and that's the truth - Ruth!
 

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why does my leg feel like it is being vigorously pulled? :)
 

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There was a MarkVI on Ebay a while ago that looked like it got run over by a steamroller and it was sold. Someone will buy this one and it will show up again. I guess I should write down the serial number so I don't bid on it when it is "revived".
 

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exactly, it will be brought back to life because the total is worth a lot more than the sum of its parts
 

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well, I see now after looking at all the pics it is...er..was a VI; what it is now I'm not sure.
 
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