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Does anyone here know someone who works on Conn clarinets?

I know quite a few repair techs but they all work on french clarinets and give the Conn a questioning look.

I'm not afraid to ship a clarinet as it will travel better than a saxophone. So I am open to suggestion!

Thanks!

-C
 

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All boehm system clarinets work the same. If the tech works on 'French' clarinets, he can certianly do a Conn. The questioning look is just a sign of Brand Snobbery.
Any tech worth his salt will work on any clarinet put on his bench. After all, It's their JOB.
There are a lot of SOTW members that would be more than happy to put your horn in top playing condition.
 

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SearjeantSax said:
what's it need?

pads, springs, body work?
A new reed. :D

I too suspect snobism at work. Seems to be rampant these days. A sure sign economy is improving...
 

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What sort of Conn clarinet? I've gotten interested in the 'big-bore' 424N and 444N. Also the wooden 'Director' clarinets. I've got 3 Directors and the wooden bells have a very glossy interior surface, almost like they were coated with polyurethane. One Director had a wood body and a resonite bell.
 

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Obviously a "brand snob" and I wouldn't waste my time taking an instrument to someone like that. There are PLENTY of reputable repair tech's that will gladly work on your clarinet without having to kiss their ****.

Good luck and let us know what happens.

John
 

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I agree, a brand snob. If they cannot work on a Conn, they shouldn't be working on ANY clarinets.
I have worked on 124+ brands, and in my environment, if I had not, I would not be eating.
 
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