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I was wondering if theres any instruction/manual for taking appart saxes.
i have a buescher true tone 1926 and big b.
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Hi
I was wondering if theres any instruction/manual for taking appart saxes.
i have a buescher true tone 1926 and big b.
thanks
As an amateur horn dismantler I found a TT a very good one to start with.

It's worth taking good close up photos as you do it, make a note of which screws go where.

lay a sheet or large cloth out on your table, screws are less likely to roll of onto the floor than they do with a shiny surface.

And I agree, get Stephen's Haynes manual.
 

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Remember - when assembling the Buescher TT, you have to put the high E key on before the whole of the LH main action goes back on!
 

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Remember - when assembling the Buescher TT, you have to put the high E key on before the whole of the LH main action goes back on!
Yep,

I've made that mistake before.

Also, I find the bari sax to be the easiest to work on because all the parts are bigger. It's kind'a like working with the over-sized toddler Legos instead of the regular smaller "big kid" set.
 

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Also, I find the bari sax to be the easiest to work on because all the parts are bigger. It's kind'a like working with the over-sized toddler Legos
Duplo!

Yes that is great stuff. have you been to Legoland?

I'm just waiting for a Lego saxophone.
 

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Looks better build than some other poly saxophones of late. :twisted:

Yeah, I said it.
 

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I would strongly suggest not removing the pivot screws or the springs. Once the key is removed, tighten the screw back into the post. There are two reasons for this. First they can get lost easily, and second on older saxes pivot screws wear differently so it is important they stay with the original key (post).

Rods that are removed can be organized in a rod board as shown below. This keeps them up off the workbench and keeps them somewhat organized. I like to put the three palms together, the two side keys together, and then the front F, the fork F#, the low C/Eb, and the low C# according to length.

I like to disassemble the sax in the reverse order that I reassemble it.

Independent Keys
-palms
-front F
-side keys
-fork f#
-low C/Eb

Bell Keys
-low B, Bb & levers
-low C# and levers

Upper stack
-all keys on upper stack rod
-bis key (if separate)
-G# key and lever

Lower stack
-all keys on the lower stack rod
-Eb trill (if present)



I have a template to drill a rod board in various sizes. If anyone is interested, send me an email.
 

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thanks for all the tips and sugestions
highly appreciated.

Tim
 

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