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    Default My vito w/ fresh overhaul

    I finally had a chance to upload some pics of my vito. It was overhauled a month ago. I generally like these french made vitos but this particular alto was my favorite. It's kind of weired that this alto has a slightly bigger bell than other vitos I've owned. It also has a lil darker lacquer finish on it. It plays much like large bore horns, especially bottom register such as keilwerth but still got a french vibe in it.

    Here are some pics of the horn. I used black Roo pads with black dome shaped plastic resos. I very much like these plastic resos than metal resonators on the Vito.
    Figerings on vito altos are good in general and much better than their tenor counterparts. I could get a decent intonation.

    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: My vito w/ fresh overhaul

    jazzmadness, I also noted that the Model 38 altos (I love mine also) has a bell diameter of 5 1/8" while the Kenosha altos, Models 35 and 37 altos all have a 4 15/16" bell... Your horn is a 'looker', and I know it is a 'player'... Sweet altos these...
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    Default Re: My vito w/ fresh overhaul

    They are awesome Altos (Model 38 Tenors aren't bad either!). Bought my Model 38 on here. Mine had a bouncy G# though, but got that fixed w/a "helper" spring. No more bouncy .
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    Default Re: My vito w/ fresh overhaul

    Quote Originally Posted by NissanVintageSax View Post
    They are awesome Altos (Model 38 Tenors aren't bad either!). Bought my Model 38 on here. Mine had a bouncy G# though, but got that fixed w/a "helper" spring. No more bouncy .
    I believe the alto you are enjoying was sold by me.
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    Default Re: My vito w/ fresh overhaul

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzmadness View Post
    I believe the alto you are enjoying was sold by me.
    Probably . I can't remember that far back . Awesome sax though (after a few setup adjustments). Pads do stick on occasion, but no worse than a friend's 56 Mark VI Tenor. Could be the new pads, w/the light action. Glad it has Selmer platic resos though. My Superba II Tenor has the same Resos (for some reson, never have liked the metal resos, generally).
    '60s Vito (France) Mo 38 A.Sax; '22 Harwood Professional C(Buescher Stencil); '26 King Bari; '70s H. Couf Superba II Tenor Sax;'20s Beaufort American Curvy Sop (Conn stencil) w/white Roos blueminorjazzcombo@groups.facebook.com

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