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I've had pads, corks, felts, etc replaced and had key height adjustments made in the past, but I recently picked up my 'almost' dream alto, a '56 Buffet dynaction. When I first received it I could see right away that the Low C guard had bent from a drop and the pad itself & key arm was out of whack, 2 needle springs were missing and all of the keys were pretty grimy and not one single pad was not dried out and cracked. Luckily every single one still had the original minidome steel resonator. My normal technician was super backed up due to school repairs so went to another local tech who also pointed out the Bell brace had pushed into the main stack and slightly bent two holes and after giving me a time frame and a quote I agreed to the repair as noted.. Other than knowing about obviously cleaning everything either ultrasonicly or with chemicals and seating new pads properly Etc, what else should I expect with a complete overhaul and adjustment? Anything else you might suggest he look at?Oldest horn prior to this was an 81 yas62, so this is far and away my first venture into a 'vintage' sax. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.