Because of their size and weight, baritone saxophones are notorious for taking more than their share of knocks and dents. And because of the upper crook assembly, access to dents in the main body section is almost impossible. The Bari Buddy Bar is an ingenious solution to this problem, giving the repair technician access to the main body section without having to disassemble the body sections.
HOW IT WORKS
Depending on where the dent is located, remove the upper or lower stack keys. Insert the Bari Buddy Bar dent ball into the horn by either sliding it in through the bell section or through one of the tone holes.
Insert the threaded end of the support rod into the tone hole closest to the dent and screw it into one of the two holes located in the side of the dent ball.
Clamp the vise mount in a standard bench vise. Position and hold the instrument so that the support rod is pointing down and insert the support rod into the vise mount hole and tighten in place with enclosed allen wrench. As shown above the Bari Buddy Bar is now set up to allow the technician to push up or hammer out the dent.
Will work in all baritone saxes and cover the main body area from the bottom bow up to the 'C' tone hole. Note that the end of the dent ball has also been threaded so that it can be used on a standard straight dent rod threaded 1/2-13 for other dent removal applications.
vise mount: 8" x 1" x 0.375" (200mm x 25.4mm x 9.5mm)
support rod: length: 2.5" (63mm), diameter: 0.5" (12.7mm)
dent ball: length: 2.9" (76mm), diameter: 1" (25.4mm)