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Hey fellas,

Anybody noticed these two nice looking Conn stencils on ebay? For a repad/overhaul, I'd expect to pay my guy about 500$; consequently my max price for a C-mel would have to come in under 200$. These two might just do it and they look to be in pretty decent shape.

Any thoughts?

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Rory - what, you mean the two from the same seller, that I'm bidding on (as dorsetdriftwood...) ? ;)

I doubt I'll bid much more, they just looked very nice, and a bargain if no-one else was interested ! Good Luck !
 

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Just better hide them from the misses.
A young feller like you, Carbs, should not have to worry about single girls, however many there may be. It is we older folk who have to worry about the missus.:?
 

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Pinnman said:
A young feller like you, Carbs, should not have to worry about single girls, however many there may be. It is we older folk who have to worry about the missus.:?
Their are alot ;).
I don't really want a C-Mel right now, and looking college in the mouth its not the best idea. But hey, good luck Rleitch.

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Hey Carbs,

Yeah, I doubt if you want to show up for Jazz class with a 200$ Conn stencil c-melody!

What interests me about these saxes is the idea of having a small tenor for practicing on--and maybe doing some real playing--that I can use with my regular tenor mp. I gave up playing alto a while back because I couldn't keep up the chops on two horns. I miss having a small sax though--very conn-venient, if you'll pardon the pun.

The BIG problem with getting a c-mel, I'm starting to figure out, is that they all need work, and so there's almost no such thing as a truly cheap one. Of course, if you're a do-it-yourself-er, you could go broke piling up these horns--right Cmel?

Rory
 

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True, and I am running out of space in my room for all these cases. I might have to annex the game room, for my sax's. Just put a want ad out here for one of them, you might get one in your price range all ready set up.
 

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rleitch said:
......... Of course, if you're a do-it-yourself-er, you could go broke piling up these horns--right Cmel?

Rory
Rory, you could never go broke buying them, not at the prices some of them sell for - it's the repadders (like yours) who dent the finances, at $500 a go ! I know it's a fair price for a good job, but that could buy another three of four C's :)

But I'll admit that sometimes it's difficult to sleep with all the moaning coming from the cases ! "Fix me, fix me, I want to play again..." :dazed:
 

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Sold!

That pretty much sums up the problem of "scoring" a cheap c-mel on ebay for me. By the time I finished paying for it, either of those conn stencils would have cost me close to $1000. Nice idea, but way too much for a little tenor.

Rory
 

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They both fetched realistic prices, shows what a sensible listing and pics will achieve...
 
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