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Anyway, to get you started:
SBA = Super Balanced Action, a name of one of Selmer's vintage sax lines.
Big bell = A saxophone bell that is a little larger in diameter than average. Some makers believe this contributes to a richer tone.
Stencil = A sax built by a reputable manufacturer but sold under the brand name of another company. E.g., some Vito saxes were Yanagisawa stencils.
Rehab = To fix up a horn that needs to be fixed up.
Repad = To replace the pads (the flat leather circles that cover the tone holes when the player presses down a key).
Regulate = To make the necessary adjustments to key movements, pad opening heights, etc., to put a working sax into top playing condition.
Noodle = To engage in rather aimless, gentle improvisation.
Low A = As an adjective, it means a sax with a slightly longer tube and an extra tone hole and key, so that it can reach the A below the Bb that is normally the sax's lowest note. Low A baritone saxes are now the norm. Low A versions of the other standard saxes are rare.