heh... the 6m is winning 2-0 so far... could someone please tell me what they like the most about the m6?
Playing them both is the only way to figure out whether they're right for you.saxalex said:oh.. i said 6m before but then i changed it because i saw m6 on a few websites so i thought it was wrong... and no i havent played both, i have however played a conn 10m before, and she played beautifully... i dont know how a martin sounds though..
That's funny, I never thought of Naked Lady's as being bright...in fact, some have described the late 30's RTH (that's rolled tone holes, alex) models as being some of the darkest horns ever made. I would say both would be on the dark side compared to modern horns.bfoster64 said:Do you want dark, lush, and smooth or big, popping, and bright? If the former, you're better off with the Martin. The latter? get the Conn.
My guess is avoid the Conn and stay more with the Buescher, or maybe the Martin, for the easy low note response. The Buescher Aristocrat Big B (like the 400) has a wide bore and bow for a great, easy-blowing low end.saxalex said:So, which one out of the Conn 6M, Martin, and Buescher 400 has the best response then? I want a sax where I don't have to strain as much to play low notes as I do right now with the one I have. I can't even play low notes (C# and under) below forte..
If it's a '37 vintage, it's not a Martin Committee (also known as "The Martin"), but more likely a Martin Handcraft Committee. These have the engraving of a city skyline and a searchlight on the bell (sometimes cutely referred to as the "Mars Attacks!" engraving). I have one of these altos and I love it. It's suited to any style of music, IMO. 6Ms are legendary horns, however, so it's really up to you to try them both.saxalex said:By the way, Dan, I'm looking at a '37 Martin Committee... are '61 and '62 the only good years for that particular sax or something?