Re: Conn C Melody Sax
wouldn't bare brass be a finish option? So what if it's not gold, silver, lacquer, or something, it's left bare for a reason. That reason is because the client or company wanted to leave that option open for a cheap (here it comes) finish. Actually (if you really want to get picky) the oxidation that comes to bare brass is indeed a finish.
In my art metal classes we have a number of "finishes" we can give something. They range from a virgin surface, brushed, polish (high and low), and patina. All are considered a finish. Sometimes we want the metal to age naturally; sometimes we want to give it colors or patterns. it all depends what look (or price) we are going for.
so to re-cap,
[so the bare brass horns in fact had some kind of finish on them?]
Yes, it will age and that aging will give it a finish. Or you could say that "bare brass" was a finish option
=) (-Manners on 9/2/2004 6:48:44 PM.) (-Manners on 9/2/2004 6:48:44 PM. on 9/2/2004 6:49:21 PM.)