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    Quote Originally Posted by woolyhead View Post
    Oh yes. I agree, this is brilliant. Thanks for pointing it out BaronJ. It's certainly worth remembering for the future.
    Actually, I am wondering how thick you reckon the steel rod is and is it mild steel, stainless or spring steel of some sort? I've got a tenor sax with a few dents in it so I may buy a rod of steel and try this technique out for myself. The length looks to me like it's about 300 mm . And the diameter of the rod looks like 8 mm or so. What do you think Baron.J?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolyhead View Post
    Actually, I am wondering how thick you reckon the steel rod is and is it mild steel, stainless or spring steel of some sort? I've got a tenor sax with a few dents in it so I may buy a rod of steel and try this technique out for myself. The length looks to me like it's about 300 mm . And the diameter of the rod looks like 8 mm or so. What do you think Baron.J?
    From looking at the video the rod looks to be 8 or 10 mm diameter. I wouldn't have thought it to be anything special like spring steel. I agree with you about the length, but I don't think it would be critical, since you could just alter the position where it is clamped.

    I did have a play with an 18" inch length of 3/8" rod and tapped it with a hammer handle. The vibration gets more violent the nearer the free end. Get a piece of rod and try it. You might find the creating of the curved end more difficult since you might have to forge it to get the bend properly shaped. But it does twang like a guitar string.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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