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tenon reciever loose?

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just noticed that the tenon reciever soldering on my selmer mark VI 1956 don't seem to stick all around (see the black arrow). I've inherited the horn so I don't know it's history, but it looks like the tenon reciever has been repaired (soldered) before.
It plays wonderful, and the neck seems ok in place. What's the sign when there's a leak in the tenon reciever? Is this critical and needs to be repaired?

Finn (Denmark)


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A leak from the place the arrow is pointing to won't actually be a neck leak because the sealing is done lower than that. So it isn't actually anywhere in the bore. Although it might work fine, it can eventually cause some issues, like gradually becoming worse and worse, possibly making the tightening ring unsecure and making the post loose, messing up the regsiter mechanism, etc. It's probably a very small risk but it's a risk.
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