Re: Vintage Resto : The Saga Begins
I've wandered across Sax Gourmet - bookmarked it.
Many of us have 'hobbies'.. The horn will never sound like a Selmer.. But it will be mine.
I'm know I'm in a 'players forum', so the experience of rebuilding may not be the focus, and honestly, the horn may never play again. However, I am a firm believer in diving right in, and learning by doing. If I never get it to play, so be it - it looks great sitting in the stand by the fireplace.
However, I am committed to spending the time and money to give it my best shot.
Worst case, I'm thinking I'll disassemble it (90% done alrealy) and clean it over the next couple of months. Reassemble it and take it to a shop to get it repadded. Then work on getting it to play correctly.
Who knows, I'm not yet ready to give up, and have no intention of taking it to someone to get it to play.
Again, thanks for the suggestion to SaxGourmet!