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just picked up a 1950 Conn 6m on which the tuning thing was removed at some point. After struggling a bit, I swapped necks with my 1936 6M and it is like night and day. I understand the principle of neck-tenon problems and leaks, but before I get into it with my tech, is there anything else I should know here? Very frustrating.

Anybody out there have a neck they want to sell?
 

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It would help if you could show a picture. Was the neck tube modified in any way to remove the 'Micro-tuner'? Without further info, I'd say at the least you would have to take the neck to a neck specialist or get a replacement, which of course is not going to be easy.
 

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Most likely, if they removed the microtuner mechanism, they've either soldered the tube of the original neck into place (which could cause very little trouble if it's positioned correctly) or they've soldered in some other tube of incorrect dimensions which will probably cause all kinds of trouble.

Check the website "secondhand saxes" who has a bunch of necks for sale at any time. My hunch is that any 6M neck that will fit onto the tenon will work ok - some were originally made without microtuner and these should be fine, as well as those with the tuner.
 

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Hopefully you’ve solved your problem already, just in case you haven’t, and for those who might find this in the future...

I recently was looking at an online auction for a 6M with missing neck. So I did some research into getting a custom replacement neck. Google and this site turned up multiple sources, so it seems they’re readily available, maybe a bit pricey though ($500 or perhaps a bit more). I was impressed by Mark Aronson’s responsiveness, although that horn sold (for much more than I was willing to consider) before I got down to negotiating specifics, like features and pricing.
 
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