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I'm thinking about buying a barone classic tenor saxophone in bare brass. My concern is: will bare brass corrode faster than a laquered counter-part?

This isn't about the affect on sound
 

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the effect on sound is not in discussion here there is plenty about it elsewhere

I have only one very good example to tell you that durability won't be a problem......... this copper object (copper corrodes more than brass) is older than you and me

 

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The only worry that I have had owning two bare brass horns is any corrosion on the tone hole edges affecting the pads and I have not seen any in two years.

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the effect on sound is not in discussion here there is plenty about it elsewhere

I have only one very good example to tell you that durability won't be a problem......... this copper object (copper corrodes more than brass) is older than you and me

This "Example" was rebuilt and refinished in the 1980's at a cost of more than 350 million US dollars. So plan on spending some serious purse on that unlacquered sax about once every hundred years or so. :bluewink:

PS: The finish in that picture is artificial patina completed in 1986. So it's really not bare copper anymore.
 

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This "Example" was rebuilt and refinished in the 1980's at a cost of more than 350 million US dollars. So plan on spending some serious purse on that unlacquered sax about once every hundred years or so. :bluewink:

PS: The finish in that picture is artificial patina completed in 1986. So it's really not bare copper anymore.
I really hope I'm not around for that long
 

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100 years in all weathers on an island
 
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