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  1. Eb Baritone
    So I recently bought a Conn 12m (it’s from 65 and is Mexican, ik it’s not ideal but I needed to buy one before I go to college). I was wondering some of the notes are a little airy/not as much punch. Any tips for me to work on this? I tend to be very sharp on this bad boy as well any tips? Also...
  2. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, I've always been a "blue note bebop obsessed" kind of player, Last week I plugged my 12M bari to a Line 6 HX FX guitar effect pedal. I haven't figured out yet how to use effects in a band setting, but I think it could be interesting as long as it will be musical! I have used a delay in the...
  3. YouTube videos
    Hello everyone, this is "I mean you" with my trio with Pietro Ciancaglini on bass and Andrea Nunzi on drums. I love playing Monk's music, especially with a pianoless trio. The camera position is a bit odd i know, haha!
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, this is "wobblin around" the second video live in studio from my new album "Trisonic". The group is a trio with Pietro Ciancaglini on bass, Andrea Nunzi on drums and me on baritone saxophone. The time shuffles between 7/4 and 3/4, it wobbles... hence the title. I am very grateful to Greg...
  5. Practicing
    Hello, I don't know why but in these days of christmas break I enjoyed practicing odd times. This is me practicing invitation in 7/8 with drumgenius loop. I am not a fan of music apps, but this is a very useful tool, especially to practice complex meters.I have changed my mind! Does anybody...
  6. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, in this new vlog I talked about the Gregory's jazz connection:a new weekly gig with different arrangements and repertoire every wednesday. I used a zoom Q4N to shot the live video, so you can see how it works on automatic setting. Subscribe to my youtube channel and follow my facebook page...
  7. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, I'm having fun these days with drumgenius app. It is a good way to practice on grooves instead of just the metronome click, and especially if you want to practice the same song with different grooves without changing the bpm. I think that practice a standard with a different Groove can give...
  8. Practicing
    Hi, I just want to share a good method that I use to go over a good number of standards in a practice session. I have called it the "one chorus" method and showed it in the video. It works great for me, hope it can work also for you.
  9. Ligatures
    Hi, 100% nerd sax stuff today! Do you think that the ligature can affect the sound? Or only the response? Can it affect the articulation? Does the ligature design have an influence on its performances? And the material of its plate? These are cosmic doubts for us saxplayers, so I decided to put...
  10. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, the more I play my 12M the more I love it! This is me playing this classic by Charlie Parker with just bari saxophone and a metronome on 2 and 4. Hope you enjoy it! Bye, Fabrizio
  11. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, this is a new video live in studio of my new trio : TRISONIC We have recorded a new album together (my 3rd as a bandleader/composer) that it will be released in the next autumn. This is a composition of mine based on a new orleans groove: "Down by the rhythm side" Hope you enjoy, any...
  12. Eb Baritone
    Hi all, I just purchased a Conn 12M Bari from my local music store. I loved the sound of the horn and that was enough for me to get it, but I really want to add the front F key. I had heard about somebody putting a custom key on theirs, but was wondering if there were any pre-made parts like...
  13. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I am a high school bari sax player in the jazz band. I am probably the only one there who actually listens to jazz all the time and wants to continue jazz beyond high school. I love the bari sax so much and really appreciate how it is supposed to be played. I listen to mulligan all the time and...
  14. Conn
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=171711676379 I thought I knew a lot about Conn baritones, but this is the second one of these I've seen for sale in the past 6mo, and I've never seen one before that (and never in person). It's low A, but it's stamped "12m" instead of...
  15. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey all, it's new sax time, and I am finally ready to take the plunge and buy a bari. Thanks to this forum, I've already been able to nail down (generally) what I'm looking for. First and foremost is the price; I'd like to spend around $1,500 to get a vintage bari in playing condition, or as...
  16. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Well I think a lot of you will agree with me, that the 12M is one of the best sounding baritones ever made, but not the fastest horn to play. That is some what due to the chunky left hand pinky plate being so slow and heavy to operate.... WELL.... That can be changed to a Selmer Style pinky...
  17. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hey Everyone, I've been comparing and contrasting different players on different baris and have narrowed it down to the top 2 baris of all time:The Selmer Mark VI and The Conn 12M baris. I, for one, don't doubt that there are definitely some strong competition from other manufactures and other...
  18. Conn
    As you may have guessed I'm a full out bari player and really like looking into the history of them. I know that one of the most popular baritone saxes of all time was and still is the Conn 12M New Wonder... but why? What makes this bari so special? Why have so many artists chosen Conn 12M's...
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    The title basically speaks for itself. 12M Naked Lady or Mark VI? I know a ton of famous bari players have chosen Conn bari's over and over again, but why? And why are they then so much cheaper than the Mark VI bari's? I am really looking into buying a bari, but before I do, I'd like to know the...
  20. Conn
    Hi! I'm new to the forum and am interested in finding out the answer to a couple of questions regarding a bari I'm considering buying. First, it's a silver-plated Conn 12M Naked Lady with serial number 675xxx. I'm assuming it's from 1957 according to other serial number lists. I'm...
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