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Hi, does anyone know if there are size differences between the neck of a High Pitch Conn tenor versus a neck from a Low Pitch Conn tenor? To my naked eye, just looking at pictures, it appears the same, but I know better than to just rely on that.

Reason I ask is I'm trying to track down a neck to use with my new Conn NW I tenor. I saw someone who had a Conn NW tenor neck, but from a high pitch horn. Anyone know for sure? Or maybe has access to these necks and can measure for lil' ole me?

Thanks everyone!
 

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Most players have very little experience with the old high pitch saxes. And the few "super techs" that know these things may not be on line right now.

Another option is to place a "WTB:" in the marketplace here on SOTW asking to buy a New Wonder tenor neck. Conn New Wonders are very common, so I'll bet somebody has an extra.
 

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Thanks enviroguy, I'm still curious to know even if I DIDN'T need one.
And I have a post up in the Marketplace. And unfortunately they do seem hard to come by. I needed one also a while back- took about 3 months to find one :(
 

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It might work and it might not. Small length differences should be OK, as the mpc can be moved on the cork, but if the diameter is different that spells trouble.
 

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It will make probably saxophone noises (though you may need to fit the neck tenon), but I seriously doubt it will be in tune- although a New Wonder I isn't exactly the worlds most precisely tuned saxophone to begin with.
 

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Can you try the neck before purchasing it, or is there a return policy from the seller? The neck taper of the HP neck may be similar to the taper of the proper neck. By pulling out the neck at the tenon, and by adding a ferrule 1/2 inch or so long to the exterior of the small end of the neck, you may be able to save the saxophone.
 

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SOS---Save Our Sax :)
 

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I would try it out and see if thats a possibility.
 

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I just arrived here because I found a Conn Chu tenor in a shop in NOS condition... stencilled Hawkes and Son, Piccadilly Circus, but unmistakably a Chu, RTH, nailfile G#, M serial, mercedes keyguard... I was so excited, but then it hit me that it was engraved H for high pitch. Does anyone still have use for these horns?
 

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Lamp? Paperweight? Wall ornament?

On a serious note (pun!) you are in India and there seems to be a tradition where HP instruments were used in Carnatic music.

Apparently the great Dr. Kadri Gopal used until not long ago an HP saxophone and if that is really the case it should be difficult to sell


[video]http://video.webindia123.com/interviews/musician/kadrigopalnath/[/video]
 
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