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« on: Sep 11, 2017, 09:46AM »

I have a tuning slide in my shires .525 tenor with a B stamped on the tuning slide.  Is this a bass tuning slide?  I bought this tuning slide 10 years ago and never noticed it.   :/
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:03AM »

I think that's the "style" of the crook. Based on a Bach taper maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:06AM »

It's a tenor tuning slide. They all used to be marked B. During the original prototyping when the company was starting there were also A and C slides, but the B was such an overwhelming favorite that it simply became the standard. I believe they were all marked B until the tooling was changed for how they were made. I don't remember what year that was, but it was when I was working there, so between 2004 and 2009.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:06AM »

I think that's the "style" of the crook. Based on a Bach taper maybe?

No, there is now an "X" tuning slide option for large and medium tenor based on a Bach taper.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:27AM »

I don't remember what year that was, but it was when I was working there, so between 2004 and 2009.

An authentic Gabe Langfur tuning slide?!  Cool, I didn't remember getting anything out of the ordinary at the time, but looking over todays website gave me pause.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:34AM »

No, there is now an "X" tuning slide option for large and medium tenor based on a Bach taper.
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