I just received my Buescher Aristocrat, serial number of 729XXX indicates that it is 78 or 79 *I think*, is this correct? Basically a Selmer signet, I believe. Should make an OK starter.
Anyway, I am new to woodwinds, and starting on clarinet then moving to a Conn stencil C Mel sax(which I am repairing).
All in all, this Buescher horn is in AWESOME shape. Much better than I expected. I replaced two tennon corks, and it seems to function fine. I was planing on replacing the pads, but they are nearly new looking.
There does seem to be an issue with the connection mechanism at the middle tenon. The metal linkages do not seem to be meeting correctly, as the corresponding key on the upper section does not fully close. The cork on the connector seems to be worn. Is that the problem? What is the procedure for synching the mechanism of the two sections?