I have been to probably 6 different techs (including the guys I am apprenticing with), and have gotten 6 different answers on how each would repad a buescher sax with all of its snap-ins intact. Discounting the three that said they would "grind the suckers off" and install normal pads, I was left with still three differing opinions.
What I would like to ask the SOTW tech community is:
1. How do you do your snap-in repads?
a. What pads do you use?
b. How do you seat the pads? Use shellac? Hot glue? Magic? Nothing at all?
2. What is your opinion on the pads available today with metal backing?
3. I was surprised at the number of techs at reputable shops in NYC where I live that advised taking out the snaps! I thought it was generally known that Bueschers are supposed to keep their snaps. What is up with this?
Thanks for your time.