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the procedure of moving the tonehole to correct a too low intonation is described by a Dutch techinician who undertook this complex and very expensive operation on behalf or Arno Bornkamp in 2007.

Bornkamp came to this shop asking to correct the intonation of the lower notes, the technician moved the C and C# toneholes performing together with a goldsmith the " surgery" . After all the intonation of C# and D were ok but the C couldn't be corrected by moving the B, so he proceeded to place the tone hole protection for the A-B-Bb higher up so that the keys could open more.

I don't know how satisptying all this was because Bornkamp has used this horn only for ONE CD.

The account is all in Dutch here, pictures in the link (cannot copy them)

http://www.saxomania.com/modificatie.html
 
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