I had lost track of this old webpage of mine: http://www.doctorsax.biz/imperial_contrast.htm
Comparison of two Conn alto necks with underslung octave keys. Both are from 26M Connqueror alto saxes: s/n 267xxx – 1935 s/n 282xxx – 1937 They have distinctly different knurling on the microtuner. The 1937 horn is marked “VIII” on the body and has a corresponding “VIII” on the neck. The 1935 horn’s neck is […]
Pick-ups are essentially a microphone fitted into an instrument. With the Selmer Varitone they drilled a hole in the neck and installed the pick-up in the neck. Now…who wants a hole drilled in their sax neck? Anybody? Makes more sense to me to drill the hole in a mouthpiece. Probably not your favorite mouthpiece…save that […]
Bringing it “Up To Snuff”
Pretty obscure topic, hunh? First here is a fairly standard Kenosha Vito with a screw-in pearl and decorative leaf-shaped cutouts: Next up is what I am calling a Pre-Yamaha Vito with a push-through bumper felt and triangular-ish cut-outs: Next, a made-in-France Vito Duke with a screw adjustment bumper and leaf-shaped cutouts: […]
I couldn’t google up a photo of this on the internet. So….here is one. When making the screw rod upon which this front F rocker pivots, I used 42-gauge drill rod and put a M2.2×0.45 metric thread on it.
I thought it was cool that the semi-ravaged Buffet clarinet had a Goldentone reed and mouthpiece.
Adding a high E facilitator