This Varitone pickup was factory installed in a later model Buescher 400 Tenor neck. This was after Selmer USA had bought out Buescher. The original owner purchased two necks for the horn, both underslung, one with the Varitone pickup.
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 […]
A Vox/RB style Pickup Port in a Selmer Mark VI Tenor Neck