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I've been looking at the Cannonball horns recently and recently stumbled upon a Conn, so I need some help. The Cannonball I'm considering is the "Stone Series" "Raven" Baritone. The other sax I've seen is a 1954 12M Conn Naked Lady Baritone. Which gets your vote and why?
 

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Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn

'tis all i can say ;)
if it is in good nick, though.
 

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Back them both up to your computer and let me give them a honk.:)
 

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CONN, absolutely!
 

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The Naked Lady you are looking at is one of Conn's most revered models. So, it should play greatly and has more resale value, in the event you want to sell it later.

But this is an opinion. To be fair, however, play test them for several days, and each time you pick up each horn, ask yourself how you felt the last time you played it and how it feels NOW. If you feel as good now as you felt good then, that is one! But, if "the thrill is gone", then it is not the one!
 

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Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn

'tis all i can say ;)
if it is in good nick, though.
Yup. What he said.
 

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Although Conn certainly made saxophones that are capable of making noises that most of us would prefer to the noises made by any CB, you ultimately have to honk both of them, and regardless of the legends, pick the one that makes you want to play. Take a tuner.

Vintage horns aren't any more consistent than new ones and the classic won't always win to everyone's ears if you a/b them. I know it is heresy, but I once a/b'ed a CB against an SML and chose the CB.

Most of the "which should I buy" discussions are really brand fan meetings. Somewhere out there is a specific Chinese built horn that will outplay a specific MKVI that's out there. Until you have two specific horns and play them both, or have them played by someone competent, all anyone can do is guess which is right for you. And to the benefit of an active marketplace, what is right can be a moving target.

Seriously, my first post on this thread was at least half serious.
 

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If conns have lasted 80 years still looking like they are, (well most of them, that is), then choose a conn, a conn will klast you, I guarantee your lifetime, (as long as you do not drop it!!!). I like the cannonball soprano, but anything else, conn kicks butt. By a landlside the 12m gets my vote! Why? Why do you think Mulligan and Leon Chu, and Carles Lloyd, and David Wright still play (and played, in Mulligan's case that is) Conns? It's because they were ont afraid to try something that wasn't a Mark VI, ( I'm not saying that they are bad), Six Marks are some of the best horns to play these days. But a Conn you really can not go wrong. Heavy constuction, and a big fat tone!!
 
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Ahh the age old dilema. To go with the naked lady or stay home and get stoned?
 

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Dan Molloy said:
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Ahh the age old dilema. To go with the naked lady or stay home and get stoned?
:D Both will end up with you getting conned.
 
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