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  1. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I'm going to buy an alto sax. I found an ida maria grassi, and a conn shooting star ithat fit my budget. Both are student horns, and seem to be in good condition and well built, the conn is slightly cheaper. Are they any good, or should i keep looking?
  2. Eb Alto
    Hi Just recently acquired a Conn 6m without any serial number or patent marks. Would anyone have an idea as to why? Im surmising its a post 48 model having no tone holes or micro tuner tho it does have a swivel thumb rest often seen on the earlier transitional models. Its in remarkably good...
  3. Eb Alto
    I am fairly new to buying Saxophones. Played in High School but now picking it back up. I bought this for $200. Everything works fine and it plays all notes. I was surprised how expressive/loud this thing is.
  4. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I recently did a repadding, and the works on my Vintage Conn Connqueror 26M VIII Alto. This horn was one of the first 26Ms made as the serial number is 270ks. The original lacquer is immaculate as well as the engraving. I've seen a few of these sell in the past anywhere from 2,500-4,200. But...
  5. Eb Alto
    How does the keywork of the Conn 26 M compare to the 6 M? Is it really an improvement, or is it in the eye of the beholder?
  6. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I have an opportunity to purchase a Conn 6M VIII for USD $700.00 It is in good playing condition but the bell has lost some of its gold plating. Is it worth it?
  7. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm looking around for a bari. Of course the best place to look is local because who wants to ship a bari? I found a Conn 12M freshly overhauled near me with really nice pictures - even pictures of the restoration process which the seller did himself. Looks like good work, but of course hard to...
  8. Conn
    hi all, for a 10m with serial on body of 352xxx and a 3 digit on the neck of 325 (facing forward on the rim where the neck goes into the body) - what does this neck id mean? is it the number of thousands that should match the body or maybe the factory made necks separately , stamped them, and...
  9. Bb Tenor
    As much as I really like my 7* Link, it doesn’t really fit every scenario I want to play in. I understand 10ms are very picky with their mouthpieces, so I figured I’d ask you guys what mouthpieces usually go well with the 10m as to avoid buying one that won’t get along with the horn. (I heard...
  10. Bb Tenor
    Not long ago I made a thread talking about my decision to buy either a Selmer Mark VII or a Cannonball vintage reborn. As you can see I got neither, as my opinion was swayed by literally one youtube video (Link below) and I fell in love instantly. I took to Reverb and found a nice looking...
  11. YouTube videos
    Hi all. I don't get nearly as much time as I'd like to do these - but here's a classic ballad (thanks to Dexter of course - esp for the ending!) on my lovely 1940s Conn 10M with an STM Florida USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sONKqUPwVPs All the best to you all, Tim
  12. Conn
    Good day I have a question to people who had a chance to compare two Conn 10m tenors How do you like the toaster rack edition from 1934-35 (has no 10m stamp above) vs regular prewar 10m? I had a chance to compare them and found that the ones with regular keyguard weigh less while the toaster...
  13. Conn
    I inherited my grandfather's 1944 Conn 10M (with the topless lady engraving). He played it professionally way back in the day, so it's always been well-maintained. I had it serviced and re-padded (roo pads) by the excellent technicians at Melk Music in Milwaukee, WI, but otherwise it's 100%...
  14. Conn
    Hi everybody! I'd like to discuss a topic about the position of the neck octave vent on a Conn New Wonder II tenor neck. Well, I'll try to be straight to the point: I recently acquired a 1929 Conn NWII that makes me very happy tonewise. However the intonation from octave A and above is about 20...
  15. Tenor mpc
    I recently acquired my first tenor (having played only alto and bari) and have been struggling with tuning and intonation. The horn is a 1953 Pan American that I won in an auction and immediately sent to George Jacobs (Jayelid here on SOTW - great guy to deal with btw) and the horn is in good...
  16. Conn
    Hi, I recently picked up a low A Conn, sold as a 1969 11m, with a serial # I can't figure out. It's 4236301V. I understand the "V" is likely for a factory 2nd, but cannot determine where the 7 digit number comes from. What I assume was 11m has been scratched out and assuming it is a 2nd, I get...
  17. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi guys, I found this Conn NW (59xxx) on eBay and was wondering if anyone might know anything about it. The G key covers two small tone holes as opposed to one large one, there is an extra key roller, and one of the palm keys has been curved around the other keys. On the side of the case, the...
  18. Cases
    Hi. I have an 11M bari with the original case, and, although it's made it through all the years with no major damage, I can hear it rattling in the case a little when I move it. Anyone have any knowledge about what modern cases fit an 11M, or methods to secure an 11M in the original case? Thanks!
  19. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, I'm looking to sell my grandfather's Conn Naked Lady tenor sax. The serial number is M274676. I believe it is a 1936 10M with gold lacquer. It's in very good condition given its age. My grandfather wasn't born until 1930, so he would have purchased the sax used. He played it while in the...
  20. Alto mpc
    I bought an old Conn alto from ebay and it came with a Brilhart ebolin 3 with the box. I can't seem to find any information on how old this mpc is. Serial no. is 130675.
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