I have an old Yamaha Geyer YHR-861 that I played professionally for many years. I got it back in 1987. The lead pipe has a slight bend in it and there are dings everywhere... This was a terrific horn for me but I am afraid all the wear and tear has caused it to sound inferior to its younger days.
Should I consider refurbishing this horn or move on? How do you know when a horn has taken on too much collateral damage to be worth saving?