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by tenoradict
(9 posts)
7 years ago

SML tenor pad thickness

Does anyone with SML tenor (ci

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  1. by STEVE GOODSON
    (291 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: SML tenor pad thickness

    The originals were .185 with a small flat nickel plated brass resonator. You can easily use modern pads (.160 thickness) without a problem. Of course, I usually use Saxgourmet kangaroo leather pads, which are .160. I've done about 20 SML's using these with good results. Be sure your tone holes are level!

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    1. by tenoradict
      (9 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: SML tenor pad thickness

      Thanks for yourexpert reply (twenty SML repads is quite impressive...got to be gospel).

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      1. by STEVE GOODSON
        (291 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: SML tenor pad thickness

        I bought my first one in 1972, before the were considered "cool".

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