The only LH Table modifications I have seen have been done by the Music Medic Pro Shop on a Buescher and the ones Edited*
Ha. I stand corrected. That is the typical Zeph "cloverleaf" table. You already have got the best table any Zeph would have.Thank you all for your replies.
This is the table I have on my 242XXX Zephyr.
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I would be very happy with a table that has the G# on top, the C# and B in the middle, and the B flat on the bottom. Selmer style might be the word for it.
I would like very much a recommendation of shops/techs that do that kind of work. I’m in the Bay Area. Lee Kramka won’t do it, I asked.
BB, can you please post (or direct us to) some pics of those table alterations on your Conn ? I'd love to see 'em. thx.Talk to Curt at musicmedic. He’s the only tech I know who does this kind of work on a regular basis, has the skills, the tools and the know-how. They’re very easy to work with, not on an ego trip and do amazingly clean work for very reasonable prices. I’ve had him do extensive modifications on my Conn Tranny (including the left hand table) and each time he’s turned it around in a timely manner and the results have been better than expected.
Yes and no. It could well be, like Billy's example, the player just wants the touch surfaces modified to make it a bit easier for them, personally.I suppose that, like for other saxophones, updating the left hand table will involve a great deal more work than “ simply” putting a new style table there since this will only work if the associated mechanics are changed.
It looks to me like you have exactly that ("a table that has the G# on top, the C# and B in the middle, and the B flat on the bottom"); just ignore the part of the low Bb key that wraps around the B key. Maybe you want the Bb key to go up further (up as shown in the pic)? That would be a little fiddly to do as the C# key's arm would need to be modified, but in no way a technical challenge.
Look at the table of a Chu or Tranny, then a 12M. It's not quite a 12M table. Look at the G#, the way it is extended and shaped. IMHO this is a nice mod, particularly the 'canted G#' which ...while perhaps looking a bit large aesthetically... I could imagine as feeling quite nice.That looks like a 12M table on a 10M. The additional roller on the C# to slide to the Bb is the change, correct?
I don't understand what it is that the OP wants since it looks to me like he has a setup where you can go to low Bb either by extending the little finger OR sliding it sideways. Not clear to me what he wants to be different about it.
Generally, I agree with you there. Human physiology is quite capable of small adjustments to utilize a variety of implements we have created, both large and small. I think the 'ergonomic' sorta conversations which go on here can get a bit overstated at times. A good tech can adjust most keywork to be nice and responsive under a player's fingers. The rest is up to the player to just adapt to the horn.Honestly, I think, as someone who plays a number of different instruments with different designs, that we ought to put a real effort into adapting to the keywork that's there.