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 Re: buffet S1
Author: John Peacock 
Date:   2018-01-04 14:36

The comments above assert that the S1 had a larger bore and a smaller bore, so what's the truth? I've just been restoring a 1977 S1, so here are some measurements of the top and bottom of the upper joint, compared to some other Buffets to which I have access:

S1 (1977): 14.90 14.62
RC (1979): 14.97 14.67
BC20 (1974): 15.07 14.67
R13 (1982): 14.96 14.72
R13 (1959): 14.90 14.69

So with the usual caveat that it's only one example, yes the S1 seems to be on the narrow side - although hardly any different from an early R13. And the early R13 and S1 feel quite similar to me - with a more covered sound than the overly bright tone of the 1982 R13 (although I certainly wouldn't describe either as "stuffy").

Regarding "bum notes" on the S1, there was one: the LH E4 (one octave above the very lowest note). This was very airy, although the overblown B5 was fine. This wasn't due to poor venting, and I was only able to cure it by undercutting the hole between 1st & 2nd fingers.

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