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  1. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    My friend is doing some research about Chu Berry. I remember reading about the events leading up to the car accident - I thought it was in my Dizzy Gillespie book, but can't find it. Maybe I read it online somewhere but a search can't find it. I'm wondering if it was on a jazz podcast. Does...
  2. YouTube videos
    I heard this on the radio the other day. I know not everyone can get past the vibrato. But his ideas are so wonderful and his tone is rich like a cello.
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have had bad luck with the last 2 vintage sopranos I tried to buy, a Conn and a Martin. By some amazing streak of bad luck, both had been "circumcised" to fit a particular mouthpiece, about 1/4" cut off the tip with a pipe cutter. The first was a 1928 Conn and the mod was verified by my tech...
  4. Conn
    Hello, I recently bought my first Soprano, a Conn Chu Berry 208xxx The Ebay description said they knew nothing about saxes but that it was 26" long. I knew from this that it was a Bb instrument not a C. However when I received the soprano it measures only 24" It seems to be in between a Bb...
  5. Conn
    My Great-Aunt sent me her ancient Alto from when she played in a junior regional band after she heard I had taken up Tenor, and am playing in a junior jazz band my-self. This saxophone is very old and was old before she got it, and now needs over $600 worth of repair. (which is a lot considering...
  6. Conn
    Guys, I recently bought a vintage conn from 1920's. Needed your comments and info on this model (1119954 A M143904 L). How is this model inferior or superior to Chu Berry or the later models ? What are the pro n cons of this model by itself. It needs some pads replaced, one Mouthpiece thumbscrew...
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