Chris sent us his horn for an Uberhaul. We found that the body is in pretty good shape, but the horn does need some mechanical attention. After talking to Chris, he also opted to do our satin silver finish!
Do you think this key needs any more adjustment screws?
Ryan polishing up all the areas which will ultimately be smooth highlights after the plating. Next, this horn gets sent to the engraver!
This bell is getting prepped for re-engraving.
Several parts of this horn will have smooth highlights, including the receiver, …
…the strap ring, …
…and the thumb hook.
This bell is back from the engraver. It looks great! Once we re-attach it, we’ll check the key work, do the dry fitting, and prep it for silver plating.
We need to apply materials to the stack feet before dry fitting.
Several of these pad cups had dents and dings, so we used this burnishing tool to smooth them out.
Ryan is preparing to mask off and cut around the engraving. This means we’re almost ready to sandblast and get this horn plated!
The engraving is masked and cut out! Checking a few keys and then it’ll be sandblasted soon.
We decided to re-make the backbars with adjustment screws to have them blend in with the original Buescher style.
Look what came back from the plater!
Doing a post-plating test fit.
RooPads are going in! Bueschers with Snap-In Resonators require us to punch a larger center hole into the pads.
Wrapping up set-up! This horn will be shipped back to the customer shortly.