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Offline LarryS

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Donut key on 1920 Buffet Bb?
« on: April 09, 2020, 09:36:15 AM »
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Re: Donut key on 1920 Buffet Bb?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 04:28:32 PM »
I see these every now and again. I have a Buffet A and a M Laxroix Bb with donut keys.

One could make an argument for better intonation, but I’ve never been able to tell any sort of difference.

Probably explains why donut keys lasted less than 10 years.
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Re: Donut key on 1920 Buffet Bb?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 02:53:47 PM »
The 1920's were all about "Bling".  Gold plated saxophones with full pearls, elaborate engraving, etc.

Clarinets never had that opportunity. The donut key was about as Blingy as it got. I could be wrong though.  ;)

Maybe it was a way to make seating pads more difficult.

Dave's answer is better though!
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