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 Re: Any ideas for bringing a "blown out" instrument back to life?
Author: DougR 
Date:   2019-04-26 03:39

Donald, not sure what you mean exactly by 'shot keys,' but I'm in a perhaps similar situation with an 1955 Centered Tone FB. Rings thinned from wear, hinge tubes that rattle both latitudinally and longitudinally, won't hold an adjustment because of the slop in the keywork. I asked my regular repair guy to take a look & tell me what it would take to put it right, and he explained that with a CT (and perhaps older Buffets, I don't know), so much work was done by hand that even if you could find a parts instrument of a similar model, you couldn't assume any of the keywork would be interchangeable at all. (Also, engineering/construction specs often change over the course of an instrument's production run.)

He quoted me around $1k to overhaul the horn, including much fabrication and reconstruction of the keywork (with the hinge tubes alone, you'd have to find or fabricate replacements that fit tight, and then weld the keys back on, blah blah blah).

If you can afford to drop $1k on such a venture, and you can find someone talented enough to do the work, good luck!



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