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by buie123
(2 posts)
7 years ago

New pad choice for c melody sax

I have a Buescher c melody (Wurlitzer stamp) that was in my mother's attic since the late 20's.  I am looking to restore it and wonder which pads will be best for the horn.  The existing pads look original (white kid).  They appear to have been glued in felt backed with no resonators.  I am considering the snap in style with resonators but am not sure that is the best route for the horn.  Any experienced help would be appreciated. 

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  1. by GFC
    (840 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: New pad choice for c melody sax

    If it didn't have snap ins originally, the keycups were not made for snap ins.  Enjoy your project as a learning experience and a labor of love.  It's not going to be an economic proposition.

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    1. by buie123
      (2 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: New pad choice for c melody sax

      Thank.  No problem. I found the sax as a teenager and am now retired and ready get to work on the horn.  It's a beauty and I don't mind the challenge.

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