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by Conclave
(45 posts)
7 years ago

Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

I own a Refernce 54 alto. I asked Selmer if they sold a modern Front High F and E key for the horn because I do not like the old style key they have on it. They told me the Series III part would fit. Well it didn't. It's too long so it has to be shaved down about a 1/6th of an inch or so. Any ideas on how best to do this?

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  1. by Radjammin
    (255 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

    Maybe your the same guy that just asked this on saxontheweb.net but he was using a Selmer II High E on it.

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    1. by chiamac
      (586 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

      two questions, does the pad part fit? and do you care how the key looks? Could just cut out that much then solder the thing back together. Wouldn't be that hard, but it wouldn't look great after it's done.

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      1. by Conclave
        (45 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

        you think i mean a different part. its the key one uses to play a high f or e instead of playing all the side keys. on modern horns it is not the shape as the other keys.

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    2. by Conclave
      (45 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

      no not that guy. i imagine the series II and III parts are more similar. i thin i am going to file it down.

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  2. by jamterry
    (573 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

    If you didn't like the keywork, why did you buy the horn? If somone gave it to you , good luck on your modifications. :)

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    1. by chiamac
      (586 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

      I don't know why i assumed "shaved down" meant too long... so where is the thing too large?

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      1. by Conclave
        (45 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

        it's too long in tube length. the key is fine.

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        1. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Tear drop Front High E and F key- Selmer Alto

          well, if you don't care about lacquer... just pull it off, cut a chunk out of the key, and have someone silversolder it back together. It wouldn't be that hard to do, but it would make a mess of the key as far as looks.

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