Worldwidesax - Fine Vintage Saxophones

Worldwidesax.com is a Vintage Saxophone repair shop that also buys, completely rebuilds and resells Vintage Professional Saxophones and I also do Rebuilds and Restorations for customers from all over the world.

(by appointment only).  WWS is not a "music store".  Customers can see and hear what is available on this website.

Everett, WA 98201, U.S.A. 

 

E-mail Chadd with questions: 

  WorldwideSax@Gmail.com 

 

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The Work Schedule 2014:  

 

1-16-14 Buescher TrueTone Baritone:  customer horn #224k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout, acid bath and clean up work. Cantrael Done

 

2-4-14 Buescher Tenor: Customer horn #13k gets TLC and Buescher Standard Setups for customer. Balk Done

 

2-24-14 Buescher Big B alto: Customer horn gets a Buescher Standard Rebuild with Snap-in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Strassmaier Done

 

3-1-14 Buescher "The Aristocrat" series 1 Tenor: WWS horn #278k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout for a customer. Gore Done

 

3-10-14 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Low-A Baritone: Consignment horn gets a Custom Rebuild with tan pads, resotech resos, natural cork throughout with some premium upgrades for customer. Vitale Done

 

3-24-14 Conn Chu Berry Alto: Customer horn gets a WWS Vintage Standard Rebuild with Prestini Pads and natural cork throughout. Miranda Done

 

4-14-14 Selmer Mark VI Tenor: Customer horn #183K gets a WWS Vintage Standard Rebuild with Prestini Pads and natural cork throughout, spring replacements. Vogelgesang 

In Progress

 

5-1-14 SLOT OPEN:

 

5-15-14 SLOT OPEN:

 

On-going '14 side projects:

King Saxello-standard

In Progress

Conn Chu Tenor-custom

In Progress

If you wish to schedule a rebuild, or purchase one of the saxes (and it still needs to be rebuilt),  send me a 50% deposit to hold your place in the work schedule.  I work from a published schedule (see left margin) so that your sax will only be out of your possession a couple weeks, while i do the actual work, it does not have to just sit on the shop floor, until its turn comes up... you send it to arrive on schedule and we return it on schedule.

  E-mail chadd with  questions about our vintage saxes at:   worldwidesax@gmail.com  

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(Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase...)

 

  If  a horns says "just rebuilt", then it's ready to go, saxes that say "scheduled for a rebuild" are waiting for the work to be done, but it will be included in the posted price.  If a sax says "ON TRIAL" someone is taking advantage of the "Three Day Trial" policy (See Info and Orders page).

 

Saxophone Comparison Chart 

Some of the best vintage saxes of all time

(and SOUND FILES)

 

Here is a pic of some custom resonator work. The reso can be sized to your tonehole, or whatever you would like.

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I can get you virtually any resonator ordered. Sarge's favorite was the  Resotech solid silver reso.

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Check out Sarge's Tribute page...

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WE  DO GOLD AND SILVER ELECTRO-PLATING

That's right! 

We have a:

 GOLD STAR

Pro plating system

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The Industry's Premier Silver and Gold Plating System 

 Ask about having us Plate your Bell interior in
24 carat or  ROSE GOLD 

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It is our business to Rebuild your sax or sell ours as Fully Rebuilt Saxes. We never sell our stock "As-Is". We are Restorers.

 

If you wish to schedule a rebuild, or purchase one of our saxes and it still needs to be rebuilt,  send us  a 50% deposit and we will schedule its rebuild before any of our other worldwidesax.com inventory. 

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Everybody loves these new Kangaroo skin pads, aka Saxgourmet  Pads and you can get them from Curt, at musicmedic.com you can request that any WWS stock be rebuilt with them, or just click this link and order some for yourself.

 

 

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Hard to find:

Here is a helpful outline of SML serial Numbers:

S.M.L. Serial Numbers:

0001 – 3000  /  1934 to 1940

3000 – 5500  /  1940 to 1945

5500 – 8000  /  1945 to 1950

8000 – 12000 / 1950 to 1955

12000 – 16000  /  1955 to 1960

16000 – 19000  /  1960 to 1965

22000 – 24000  /  1970 to 1975

24000 – 26000  /  1975 to 1980

26000 – 27000  /  1980 to 1982

Here is a helpful outline of Keilwerth serial Numbers:

Keilwerth Serial Numbers:

1925:   0-800 

1933-5:     9000     

1941:  18,500

1947: #20,000

1953: #23,000

1958: #28,000

1960: #38,000

1962: #43,000

1964: #49,000

1966:  #55,000

1971: #69,000

1975-6?: #79,000

1977: #81,000

1986: #91,000

1993: #99,100

1996: #104,000

1998:  #109,000

2004:  #119,000

Keilwerth made The New King and Tone King  as their main brand names, from 1932 to 1969 or so, but there were always stencils, like Edgeware and later Couf.  Here are few of the other names you may find on Keilwerth made horns.  The New King and Tone King saxes were identical except for a high F# key on the tone king model, but keilwerth marketed the Tone King as the "deluxe" Pro model and the New King as the "standard" Pro model

Known Keilwerth Stencils:

Couf Superba 1 & 2

 Royalist

Conn DJH

Buffet

Edgeware

Marco

Vincent Albert

Martelle

Winsall

Tam

Bundy Special

(H&A Selmer)

Armstrong

Heritage

King Tempo

Champion

Calvert Deluxe

Silvertone

Hammerschmidt (sopranos)

Jean Barre Artist (seen Alto) 

Princeton (seen Alto)

 

Keilwerth copiers, such as Amati,  Dörfler & Jörka (1949 to 1968, then purchased by Keilwerth) and B&S

H.Genet

Roxy

Jubilee

Voss

Silvertone

Rene Dumont

Keilwerth relatives:

Max Keilwerth and Richard Keilwerth (Graslitz) made saxes under the names:

 

Weltklang (baritones only)

Senator

Hohner

 

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Here is a handy chart for King ZEPHYR series:

Zephyr and Zephyr Special
Zephyr, "Series I": 

s/n 170xxx to 180xxx
Zephyr, "Series II": 

s/n 180xxx to 237xxx

Zephyr Special: 

s/n 200xxx to 280xxx
Zephyr, "Series III": 

s/n 237xxx to 305xxx
Zephyr, "Series IV": 

s/n 305xxx to 423xxx
Zephyr, "Series V": 

s/n 423xxx to 540xxx

1945 was the beginning of King's  Super 20 (s/n 272xxx)
and Zephyr "II"s (s/n 272xxx)

Here is a handy chart for King SUPER 20 series:

1945-1949 "Series I":

#272xxx to 295xxx

Tranny "Series Ia":

#295xxx to 305xxx
1950-1951 "Series II":

#305xxx to 340xxx
1955-1962 "Series III":

#340xxx to 380xxx
1962-1967 "Series IV":

#380xxx to 426xxx

Factory moves to Eastlake
1967-1975+/-  "Series V":

#426xxx to 540xxx

1975 "Series VI":

<1975? era debate 1975+?

#540xxx to 800xxx

 

 

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Past Work Schedule 2010:  

4-13-10  Gold Plated The Martin Soprano 64,xxx:   Done

4-18-10 Silver The Martin Tenor 184K "USMC":  Done

5-7-10 Buffet SDA Alto 18K:  Done

5-14-10 Armstrong Low A Baritone: Done

5-25-10 Conn 10M  Done

5-28-10 Martin Committee 2 Alto: WWS Done

6-1-10 J. Keilwerth 1934 New King Alto:  Nickle plated  Done

6-11-10 The Martin Alto:  Done

6-17-10 Silver Buescher Big B:  Silver plated WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos for customer. Done

6-24-10 1948 Conn 6m Naked Lady: Done

7-2-10 Buescher 400 Tenor #505K WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with Prestini rivetless dome metal resos. WWS Done

7-8-10 1928 Silver Conn Chu Alto:  Customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. DONE

7-20-10 King Super 20 Alto #415K:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. WWS Done

7-28-10 Conn 6m:  customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. Done

7-28-10 1945 The Martin Tenor:  WWS horn 153K gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with Seamless Domed resos. WWS Done

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8-5-10 Buescher Aristo "156" Tenor #338K Done

8-12-10 1953 SML Rev D #10K Chadd horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads, some Premium upgrades, minor fabrication work, and some plating restorations.  Done

8-13-10 1972 Selmer Mark VI alto #208K WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads and natural cork throughout. WWS Done

8-27-10 1940 Conn 26M alto:  Customer horn gets a Premium Vintage Rebuild with White Roos & Seamless Flat resos. Done

9-7-10 1952 King Zephyr Alto WWS horn 328K gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild. WWS Done

9-23-10 Buescher Big B Tenor #322K WWS horn gets a Standard Buescher Rebuild with Buescher snap in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Done

6-17-10 Silver Buescher Aristocrat #280k:  Silver plated WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

10-15-10 1960s LeBlanc Rationale Tenor WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads. Sarge/WWS Done

10-22-10 1953 SML Rev D #10K WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads for customer. Done

10-26-10 1940 Martin Comm 2 alto Chadd horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads, some Premium upgrades for customer. Done

11-4-10 Buescher Aristocrat Alto #345k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

11-4-10 Buescher Big B Aristocrat Tenor #317k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

11-18-10 Silver Conn Chu alto:  Customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. Childs Done

12-2-10 Buescher Big B Aristocrat Alto:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

12-14-10 The Martin Tenor #208k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos and rivet center.  WWS Done

12-17-10 Nickel Conn Chu Tenor:  WWS horn gets a Vintage French Standard  Rebuild with plastic resos. WWS Done

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    Please e-mail or phone us for   additional   descriptions or  JPEG's  of  any  of  our current  inventory,  or if  you don't   see   something   you would  like  to  have,  let  us know.
     Unlike some web shops, we will  try  to list all  of  our current inventory and prices so  you  can  see  and  shop here  in  our  virtual  store.

     We  have  a  long  list  of customers  you  can  e-mail for references. (see References Page)
    Thanks,  for  visiting Worldwide Sax.  

~~Chadd&Steve~~

Past Work 2011:  

1-1-2011 H.Couf Superba 1 Tenor:  Customer horn gets a Standard  Vintage Rebuild with Pisoni rivetless dome metal resos. Thaut  Done

1-4-11 1938 Buescher Aristocrat series 1 Tenor:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap-in Rebuild with natural cork throughoutWWSDone

1-19-11 1940s Buescher Aristocrat Alto:  Customer's alto neck gets pull-down repair and dents removedGarcia Done

1-19-11 Conn "tranny" Chu alto:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughout and Sherry Huntly EngravingWWS Done

1-28-11 Conn 6m alto:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughoutHarford Done

2-5-11 King Super 20 alto - pearls:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with premuim extrasWWS Done

2-22-11 King Super 20 tenor - pearls:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Noyak resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo padsAtkinson Done

2-23-11 Buescher 400 Tenor 429K:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap In rebuildWWS Done 

3-10-11 Conn Gold C-Soprano 98K:  WWS horn gets a rebuild for customer with silver Resotechs to be gold plated & Premium UpgradeGast Done 

4-7-11 King Super 20 tenor --full pearls Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resosSarge Done

4-14-11 Conn Chu tranny tenor:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Resotech resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads and a Premium Upgrade and New stainless steel springsMattina Done

4-21-11 Buffet S-1 Tenor Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resosSarge Done

5-10-11 Vintage YAS-62 purple label:  Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resosTebo Done

5-13-11 Vintage Dolnet #24K:  WWS horn gets a French Standard rebuild with Flat Metal resosWWS Done

5-19-11 Selmer Mark VI alto:  Customer horn gets a Silver Restoration with a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and full Spring ReplacementZax Done

6-3-11 Selmer Mark VI Tenor:  Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and swedgingLayer Done

6-20-11 Silver Buescher TrueTone IV Alto:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard rebuild with Buescher Snap In PadsTarvin Done

7-1-11 King Saxello customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild. Zax Done

7-15-11 Silver Conn curved Soprano: WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild after chemical Lacquer stripping, for customer. Luchtan Done

7-29-11 Silver Conn 26M alto:  WWS horn gets Rebuilt and some much needed TLC. WWS Done

8/7/11--8/13/11 TIME OFF

8-15-11 1935 Conn 10M tenor: WWS  horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer.

Oleru Done

8-16-11 The Martin Tenor 1953:  Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild. Neilo Done

8-29-11 King Zephyr alto WWS (OS) horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. harrson/Keller Done

9-1-11 Maintenance & School Prep 

 

9-10-11 Maintenance & School Prep 

 

9-20-11 Martin Committee II alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild.Siboliban Done

 

10-1-11 Martin Committee I alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild + a new custom screw rod. Siboliban Done

 

10-18-11 Martin Committee III "The Martin alto": WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. Zink Done

 

11-1-11 H&A Selmer Bundy Baritone: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer with domed metal resos for customer. Snowhill Done

 

11-13-11 Mark VI alto:  Silver Restoration Returns from Andersons. Customer horn gets a with a French Standard rebuild with Metal dome resos and full Spring Replacement with Rose Gold Plating AccentsZax Done

 

12-6-11 Buescher Big B Baritone: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with metal-backed pads and natural cork throughout. Aaberg Done

 

12/22--31/11 TIME OFF

 

~  2012  ~

 

1-3-11 Conn Gold Artist "Harp" alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. Seward Done

 

1-17-12 Buescher Big B Tenor: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with metal-backed pads and natural cork throughout. Williamson Done

 

2-1-12 SML Rev D Alto:

Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout, + custom key fabrication. Heine Done

 

3-8-12 The Martin Tenor:

WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Gillette Done

 

3-16-12 Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Croasdale Done

 

3-28-12 Conn baritone?:

Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Tarvin Canceled

 

3/29--4/16/12 TIME OFF

 

4-26-12 Martin Committee I Alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

 

5-10-12 Buffet SDA Alto #18,7xx: WWS horn gets Premium Rebuild with Saxgourmet Black Roo pads with Noyak resonators for customer. Sheedy Done

 

5-31-12 Silver/nickel The Martin Alto: WWS horn gets vintage standard rebuild with new stainless steel springs, Rose-gold wash bell. Krause Done

 

6-21-12 Silver The Martin Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild for customer plus custom thumb hook, post repairs. Evans Done

 

6-27-12 The Martin Tenor, Official Music Man Model: WWS horn gets Premium Standard rebuild for customer with Saxgourmet Roo Pads. Tuncel Done

 

7-3-12 Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor: gets Premium Standard rebuild for customer with tan pads and domed metal resos50%+. Maxwell Done

 

7-13-12 The Martin Tenor: 

Customer horn gets a Premium Rebuild with prestini pads and seamless flat resos, and custom work. Leisenbach Done

 

7-27-12 B&S Blue Label alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild (premium) for customer and custom pearls installed. Incorvaia Done

 

8/2--8/5/12 TIME OFF 

 

8-6-12 Buescher "The Aristocrat" alto: WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher rebuild with original snap-on pads and natural cork throughout. In Progress

 

8-10-12 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with stack swedging and screw replacements and minor fabrication. Suhling Done

 

8-22-12 Silver Conn Chu Alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild (premium) for customer, with neck octave key work and swedging throughout. Hayes Done

 

9/1--9/12/2012 School Prep

 

9-13-12  Conn 6M viii alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout and case solving. O'Brien Done

 

9-28-12 Gold Plate SML Rev D Tenor: WWS horn gets The Sarge Special rebuild (Premium) for customer, with gold plated domed Resotech resonators on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads. Ester Done

 

10-12-12 Silver Selmer " Model 26"  Tenor: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with neck repair and oversized flat resonators with rivet. Verver  Done

 

10-31-12 Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Saxgourmet Roos with original resos. Premium? Spring Replacement?. Johnson Done

 

11/3--11/14/12 TIME OFF

 

11-16-12 Conn Virtuoso Deluxe C-Melody 8M: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with White Roos for consignment sale. Emmons- Catalano  Done

 

11-23-12 The Martin Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild Natural cork throughout. Machin Done

 

12-6-12 Conn 10M Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout. Ruud Done

 

12-17-12 Conn Artist Soprano in gold plate: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild Natural cork throughout and Saxgourmet Roo pads. Woodmancy Done

 

12/21--1/2/13 TIME OFF

Christmas Break

 

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The Work Schedule 2013:  

1-7-13 Conn 10M, silver 1945 Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout. Smith  Done

 

1-10-13 Buescher 400 alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout. Done

 

1-18-13 SML Rev D Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with oversized flat resos, Natural cork throughout and acid bath. Pearson Done

 

1-29-13 The Martin Baritone: WWS horn gets Premium Rebuild  for customer with vintage standard resos and tan pads. Bogle/Ryba Done

 

2-21-13 King Zephyr Tenor #308k: WWS horn gets Vintage Rebuild  with seamless flat resos and Black Roo Pads! WWS Done

 

3-1-13 Buescher 400 TH&C alto: WWS horn #306k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout. WWS Done

 

3-13-13 1960s Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and plastic resonators. Adams Done

 

3-25-13 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Baritone Low A: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators. Hanan Done

 

4/1--4/7/13 TIME OFF

 

 

4-29-13 Buescher 400 TH&C alto: WWS horn #306,44x gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

 

5-2-13 King Silversonic Tenor: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators. Gifford Done

 

5-16-13 Martin Imperial Baritone: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators; and new blue steel springs. Johnson  Done

 

6-1-13 The Martin Alto: WWS horn #163k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout. Done

 

6-18-13 Conn New Wonder Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and flat metal resonators. Fisher Done

 

7-1-13 Silver Conn 6M VIII alto: WWS horn #314k gets new GOLD plate in bell and a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout for customer. Balk  Done

 

7-11-13 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and plastic domed resonators. Backman Done

 

8-7-13 The Martin Tenor, Official Musicman Model:

WWS horn #214k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with Black Roo pads, seamless flat resonators +50%, and natural cork throughout for customer. McKeirnan Done

 

8/19/13--8/30/13 

Two weeks School Prep

 

9-1-13 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets new springs Backman Done

 

9-2-13 Conn C-Soprano: 

WWS horn #117k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with flat resonators +50%, and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

10-3-13 Buescher Tipped Bell Bb Soprano: WWS horn #204k gets a Buescher Standard Rebuild  with snap in pads, and natural cork throughout for customer. Zax Done

 

10-15-13 Conn Gold C-Melody: WWS horn gets a prepared for customer. Lindberg Done

 

10-29-13 The Martin Alto: WWS horn #163k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout. Done

 

11-1-13 Selmer Mark VII alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with plastic resos and natural cork throughout. Rachmiel Done

 

11-21-13 Selmer Mark VI Tenor 205k:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild on Saxgourmet Roo Pads with seamless domed metal resos at 60%+ and natural cork throughout, also some neck repair. Coile Done

 

12-10-13 Conn Curved Soprano: WWS horn #57k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout for customer. Eberhard Done

 

12/22/13--1/1/13 

TIME OFF - Xmas Break

 

 

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Bob's Page

 

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Chadd, Bob, & Sarge

There're always a lot of questions about our old friend Bob Carpenter... 

     No he doesn't work for WWS, he has a very successful business of his own, customizing, repairing and in many cases resurrecting vintage mouthpieces... when he's not playing music all around the N.W.  Bob got a lot of mouthpiece refacers started, such as Theo Wanne, who in turn, got others started later... "but no one does nicer work than Bob."-Sarge  Sarge has personally had work done by every Pro mouthpiece technician in the biz and always said Bob does the best work out there.  

     He's a busy man and always in demand, but if you need mouthpiece work, i can pass your number on to him.  Nope, he doesn't do email and his phone # is limited to friends.  That's the skinny on Bob, the table below lists some of his technique.

 

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     A professionally custom refaced mouthpiece will almost 

     always play better than a factory facing.

 

 

 

With Many Thanks to Bob's mentorship, I was able to address this project:

 

ChineseMPC-before.jpg (1179952 bytes)     Here is an example of one of those cheap ebay mouthpieces direct from China. The mouthpiece's facing was a wreck! After I addressed the main issues, the mouthpiece came alive.      

"WWS Custom CH6" tenor:

A brass mpc with gold plating over silver. quite the example mouthpiece here: it is one of those $60 Chinese mouthpieces BUT it arrived with the worst facing example I've seen in a long time! it was a wreck: long, crooked facing; out of level table; bad seal; ..etc!!! It arrived with a 0.072" ...I addressed all those issues and I refaced it to a 0.WWScustom8_104_002.jpg (169103 bytes)094" oWWScustom8_104_001.jpg (205956 bytes)r equalcustomWWSch6002.jpg (190132 bytes) to a dukoff D6. Oh, and I gold plated the facing repairs too. Now it's a very nice player and actually (!) blowing. seals with a great "pop" too! The late bullet in the baffle offers a sound that reminds me of Guardala/berg sound. I'm losing money on this one for the time & gold, but it offers a unique depth to the  sound without massive volume.  Item: WWS00.00.2251.3-0-C90M

"After repairs" SOUND FILE:  

Selmer "Jazz E", WWS custom 6, Level Air 7, Tonalin 5*

 

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Neat AND skilled craftsmen are always hard to find. It's been my pleasure to begin studying mouthpiece repair and secret techniques under Bob's teaching. Some of my latest geeking-out has been over curves and preferences:

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I (chadd) was studying more mouthpiece repair techniques with Bob in January 2012. He graciously let me photo the workshop AND he did plenty of showing off all the cool mouthpiece extras that were around. 

 

CHECK OUT THE COOL, original Double-Chamber MOUTHPIECE HERE! Wacky!

 

 

Here is an example of how mouthpieces can arrive altered and get brought back to life for the next player to enjoy. Just continuing to help mouthpieces reach their full potential! 

 

altoaristo004compare.jpg (362352 bytes)AltoAristo002.jpg (189220 bytes)AltoAristo003after.jpg (202959 bytes)Buescher pickle "aristocrat", hard rubber alto:tip @ 0.082" and it plays way better and with more treble than the original facings. Sold with brass ligature. When I fixed the facing work, I tried to get rid of all baffle and enhance the true Buescher tone and round chamber. It plays really nice now!

 

 

 

 

Bob Carpenter Mouthpiece Refacing:

   Veteran mouthpiece technician Bob Carpenter, has been repairing and refacing mouthpieces for over 15 years and provided mouthpieces for a major portion of the professional sax players in the Northwest and well known players in other areas.

   Bob has tracked and plotted the facing curves on hundreds of new and vintage mouthpieces from the top manufacturers as well as the refacing curves of many expert technicians. He measures the facing curves in 12 places instead of the usual 5 or 6 and plots these on charts for comparison and play testing by himself and other professional players. 

Bob's concepts on mouthpiece refacing are outlined below:

* The mouthpiece table must be flat at the curve take off point to provide a positive reed seal.

* The facing length and curve must match the desired tip opening for the best response and playability.

* Substantial changes in the sound and response can be made by working with baffles, chamber reshaping , wedges, etc.  

But, first and foremost is the shape and length of the facing curve.

* The workmanship should look professional and match that of the top vintage manufacturers.

 

OttoLink9starTenor.jpg (574898 bytes) Otto Link 9* Tenor: this is a nice rare piece that is owned by Bob. Please contact if interested. I think he's having fun teasing us with this out "for sale". :) $SOLD

Item:BC consignment

 

 

 

 

 

MOUTHPIECE SOUND FILES: 

(Crucial Tip: Use Large Speakers!)

***for the most up to date list, our Sound File Archives are on the Saxophone Comparison Page.

 

Altos:

New Sound File 1-2014: Alto MPCs: OttoLink MasterLink 0.059", Morgan M-2 0.057", Conn Steelay 0.072"

New Sound File 8-2013: Alto MPCs file: Selmer "TableC*" 0.065, Bilger-Morgan 1-C 0.057, Buescher 0.055, Broadus 0.058, Woodwind "N8" 0.062AltoMPCs-x5-pic_selmer_morgan_buescher_Broadus_Woodwind.jpg (136608 bytes)

New Sound File 7-2013: Alto MPC file: Geo.M.Bundy-3(0.066"), Steve Broadus Perfected (0.072"), Brancher Ebony (0.098")

Sound File 7-2013: Alto MPC file (all metals): Selmer "Jazz" E, Dukoff D6 (Miami), Otto Link NY Tone Master <6, Brilhart Level Air 6*

Sound File 11-2012: Alto MPC file: MasterLink .059", OttoLink Tone Edge 0.077", Tonalin Great Neck 4*

Sound File 10-2012: Alto MPC file: Otto Link Slant-80, Meyer Bros NY-85, Woodwind-80  ***(Meyer= 85, I misspoke)

Sound File 10-2012: Alto MPC file: Buffet C2(0.085"), Woodwind(0.080"), Woodwind(0.061") 

Sound File 10-2012: Alto MPC file: A.Lelandais, Woodwind Co., Meyer5

Sound File 8-2012: Alto MPC file: Otto Link 4**** Master(0.060"), Meyer 5(0.069"), Brilhart Tonalin 3 (0.066")

Sound File 7-2012: Alto MPC/reed: Meyer 5 (0.069"), Bari (0.072"), Broadus NY perfected(0.055")

Sound File 12-2011: Alto MPC file: Brilhart Level Air 5* vs The Woodwind vs Dukoff D7

Sound File 12-2009:  This should be fun, here are a couple ALTO mouthpiece comparisons, on a 5 digit mk vi.

Sound File: first, a Link master 4star, vs a Meyer 5, vs a Link hard rubber slant signature  

Sound File: next a Selmer S80_C star vs, a Meyer 5, vs, Berg Larson fat body  

 

Tenors:

New Sound File 3-2014: Tenor MPCs: 4x: Otto Link NY 0.093", Berg Larsen SS 90-0-SMS, Dukoff D7 0.097", Berg Larsen 110-1-M Rubber

New Sound File 12-2013: Tenor MPCs: Otto Link 4**** 0.100", Brilhart Hard Rubber 0.103", Berg Larsen SS 130-0-SMS

New Sound File 10-2013: Tenor MPCs x4: OttoLinkSlank089, PersonalineL4-090, PersonalineL3-100, PersonalineS6-105

New Sound File 10-2013: TENOR x2 & MPCs x3: Selmer MarkVI, Selmer New Largebore -- Selmer Soloist C* short shank 0.070", Otto Link NY 6**0.097", Tonalin0.085"

New Sound File 10-2013: TenorMPCs CustomSeries: Blues Blaster112 - Florida113 - FatBoy113CustomVintageSeries_003.jpg (1054935 bytes)

New Sound File 10-2013: TENORs 3x and MPCs 2x: Selmer MarkVI, Conn 30M, SML RevD -- Tonalin85_WoodwindCoNY097

New Sound File 10-2013: Tenor MPCs file: Selmer Soloist C*, brass Woodwind Co. #5, JK/Wagner Slimline 90, Otto Link 4**** Master 0.100"TenorMPCSx4-SoloistC-,WWco5,JK90,Link4star100.jpg (299483 bytes)

New Sound File 7-2013: Tenor MPC file: NY Master Link 4**** 0.088", Wagner 0.100", Selmer Soloist C* w/ short shank

New Sound File 7-2013: Tenor MPC file, OTTO LINKs x5: Master Link .096", NY Master Link 4**** 0.088", NY Tone Master 0.096", Super Tone Master NY double band 0.094", Super Tone Master NY double band 0.097" OttoLinkSoundFileMix_001.jpg (1635897 bytes)

New Sound File 6-2013: Tenor MPC file, Jeff Kashiwa, Bergs: SS scoop bill 120-2-M, Very Vintage HR 100-3-SMS, Vintage long bill hr 110-2-M(refaced) bergsoundfileJeffK._003.jpg (747216 bytes)

Sound File 3-2013: Tenor MPC file: BERGs x4: 110ss-105ss-100hr-110hr

Sound File 2-2013: Tenor MPC file: Selmer "Jazz E", WWS custom 6, Level Air 7, Tonalin 5*

Sound File 1-2013: Tenor MPC file: Guardala brecker Berg metal 110-3-M, Berg HR 110-1-M, Ponzol, Dukoff Fluted, King T "RAC" SoundfilePIC-guard-BL-BL-ponz-DF-king.jpg (404873 bytes)

Sound File 1-2013: Tenor MPC file: Guardala brecker, Brilhart Level Air 7, Dukoff D8, Wagner, Wolfe Tayne 9 SoundFilePIC-guard-levA-D8-wag-WT.jpg (627442 bytes)

Sound File 11-2012: Tenor MPC file: PersonalineS5 white, Tonalin 8, Brilhart LevelAir7 BrilhartTenors_PersonalineS5_Tonalin8_LevelAir7.jpg (273132 bytes)

Sound File 10-2012: Tenor MPC file: Tonalin 85, NY Otto Link 95, Woodwind 95

Sound File 9-2012 : Tenors+MPC file: SMLs Rev D, Gold Medal--Selmer "classic", Conn Eagle selmerClassicVSconnEagle.jpg (499565 bytes)

Sound File 9-2012: Tenor MPC file: Chester Hazlett, Personaline L4, Personaline S9

Sound File 6-2012: Tenor MPC file: SoloistD, Brilhart Level Air 6*, Buescher Pickle

Sound File 6-2012: Tenor MPC file: SoloistD, Lawton 7* B, Brilhart Hard Rubber

Sound File 3-2012: Tenors MPC file: Tonalin, Brilhart Hard Rubber, HR Berg 110-2-M, Weltklang, Dukoff D7

Sound File 1-2012: Tenor MPC file: Dukoff BD vs Otto Link 4***  vs Otto Link FL (Coltrane!)

Sound File 12-2011: MPC file with DIFFERENT players!?!? on a The Martin Tenor: 

Sarge playing: SelmerC* vs OttoLink4***Master vs MCGregory Model A

Chadd playing: SelmerC* vs OttoLink4***Master vs MCGregory Model A

Sound File 11-2011: Tenors & MPC file: 

SelmerVIvsTheMartinTenor--Dukoff D7vsOttoLink4****MasterColemanHawkinsSpecial

Sound File 7-2011: A WWS Silver Resto. Selmer Mark VI 5-digit #83K (Brecker era) vs Selmer Mark VI #155K Original Lac (mid-run era) MOUTHPIECES: Guardala DG brecker vs Tonalin

sound file:  9-2010: Here's a new Tenors mouthpiece file: 

Otto Link Tone Edge 9 vs. Steve Broadus NY "perfected" vs. Berg Larsen 110-2-M

 

Sopranos:

New Sound File 11-2013: Soprano MPCs x5: Selmer s80 D 0.052", Morgan 1-C 0.052", Sigard Rascher 0.063", Marveltone 0.067", 1920s vintage Selmer 0.044"

 

Baritones:

New Sound File 1-2014: Baritone MPCs: MC Gregory GALE 4M, Selmer S80D, Otto Link 6*, Meyer 6M, Steve Broadus Perfected ModelbariMPCsPIC-Gale-S80D-Link-Meyer-Broadus.jpg (497366 bytes)

New Sound File 2-2013: Baritone MPC file: Tonalin .083", Martine Slimline .089", Buescher Pickle .090" 

New Sound File 2-2013: Baritone MPC file: Berg Larsen ss 110-0-M, Ponzol 110", Conn 110", Tonalin 083"

Sound File: 4-2010 A three mouthpiece comparison, for a The Martin Baritone sax.  These are all hard rubber and difference is huge, between a Yamaha 4c, a Buescher "Pickle" and a Martin Slimline

Sound File 7-2011: H.A.Selmer Bundy (Keilwerth, not rebuilt) vs. "The Martin Baritone"

                ("Ideal" hard rubber vs Yamaha 4C)

 

 

A professionally custom refaced mouthpiece will almost

always play better than a factory facing.

 

Runyon Teeth & Mouthpiece Savers?  

RunyonTeethAndMouthpieceSavers_001.jpg (465114 bytes)Yes, available with mouthpiece/sax purchase. Packs of two are available for $4.00. Both the same or mix and match.

     BLACK: thick cushion. more like foam. sharp teeth may cut through.

     CLEAR: thin with simple cushion. stronger than Black.

      Sarge liked both separately AND even put a clear over the black for longevity and cushion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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