Rick’s YTS-52 Tenor This horn was in great mechanical shape and will not require much beyond the basic Uberhaul. Rick requested that we refinish some of the worn areas on the horn. We’re going to clean, polish, and re-lacquer this corroded area on the back of the body. The bell has some wear, so we decided to refinish the entire inside of the bell. Lacquer has been stripped and we evened out the brass. Next, we’ll polish it to a high shine, tint it slightly, and re-lacquer it. This horn already had side key contacts, so the only contact we could add was a G. Here’s some of the key touches that we’ll refinish Deburring a tone hole after it’s been leveled. A few of the refinished key touches. Ryan Walker’s polishing this bell in preparation for new lacquer. All the nasty redness is gone! Here’s the finished bell. All of the red corrosion is gone and it looks great! Rick chose RooPads with seamless domed resos. We decided to order new low C and Eb guards from Yamaha, because the old ones were in really rough shape. The back of this horn looks as good as new! Part of set-up is tensioning the springs. This horn is set up and plays great!