Artem Zhulyev· Registered
Hi Bill! Yes, Conn have a prominent character. I don't think 15 minutes were enough for me to show the instrument in all its glory, but it did feel very different from my Selmer SAII. I'd say that Conn has a much wider and a more voluminous sound. I also read that old Conns have tuning issues, but I only had a chance to try 2 Conns, and both were in tune. The only problem is the mechanics, it's not very convenient, and my left hand started aching after 15 minutes of playing... However, I'd love to have Conn as my second choice (or maybe first instrument.Hi Artem,
That is a really beautiful tune, and one that I was only vaguely familiar with, so thank you for bringing it to my attention with such a lovely interpretation!
May I ask about the Conn 10M you are playing? It sounds fantastic so I am wondering how you would compare it to the much younger Selmer you often play on your videos. Does the Conn have any unique sound qualities in your opinion? Also is it difficult to adjust to the different action? I have read many glowing reports about vintage Conn saxophones but have never had the opportunity to play one, so I would be interested in hearing your thoughts, if you have the time.
Thanks for saying that.)I wouldn't change anything in your sound with Selmer, really a pleasant surprise to find your channel on Youtube.