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by jadenfrancis
(1 post)
5 years ago

C melody pads?

Hi, I am a violinist that wants to get into saxophone, and the logical choice is a C melody so I don’t have to transpose. I found one for sale that I really like, but the pads look kinda nasty. For a C melody, would I have to get specific pads or are any pads ok?


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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (644 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: C melody pads?

    If your looking to have a vintage horn play correctly, you need the right size pads. At minimal, the correct thickness. Each cup shoould be measured for specific pad diameter.

    Conn-Conn Reso Pads.

    Buescher- Buescher snap in pads if the snap in resonators are intact.

    In other words, yes, the correct pads are somewhat necessary to have it play at its best.

    Good Luck

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