[Dixielandjazz] clean horn?

Mike C. mike at michaelcryer.com
Mon Sep 26 20:43:41 PDT 2005

I have heard the same thing too. I'm not a sax player so I don't know. 
It does seem to make sense though, at least theoretically. You could 
probably google it to see what you could find. Someone has to have done 
it and written about it on some list or something.


Larry Walton Entertainment wrote:
> That's why I was asking about gold plating the inside of Sax necks.  The
> guys at my repair shop say that some people have that done.  I was wondering
> if anyone had had that done and did it make a difference.  My thought is
> that gold won't pit and may resist crud sticking to it thus allowing the
> tone at it's beginning to not be changed by anything.  Because the neck is
> the closest thing to the tip of the reed next to the mouthpiece it could
> influence the tone.  My repair guys always make a point that they cleaned my
> neck.  They could be trying to tell me something.  Truthfully I haven't
> noticed any difference but would pop for the gold plating if there was a
> reason.
> Larry Walton
> St. Louis

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