Alto to Tenor?
I’ve not played saxophone for that long, abouy 2-3 years. In that time I’ve never previously played tenor sax. I’ve only played alto. Recently my grandpa told about a saxophone he thinks he has. It appears that he has have a Tenor Dolnet Bel Air 1950 (sn 34233). It has been laying around in his attic since the 60’s approx. There are many leaks and other issue. I have changed pads, taken it apart and cleaned it thouroughl. But there are still so many things wrong with the mechanism. A real overhaul from a repair shop was estimated to be well over 1000 American. I have trouble playing it, and that is my real question. Is it my unfamiliarity to temor, or is it the lack of play and the amount of problems that are making the sax unplayabl?