Reedsplinter· Forum Contributor 2010, Distinguished SOTW Member
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I'm a tenor player mainly, but I have a Conn 6M alto that I like quite well; I play it with a RPC mouthpiece and it speaks. However, being yet another obsessive sax player -- endlessly and tediously curious about all aspects of the instrument -- there is something that I'd like to hear others' opinions about. This Naked Lady (serial number 334xxx, @1950) has the tuneable neck that Conn used for awhile. That means that the neck has a big heavy object sitting out near the business end. I don't use it for tuning; it seems redundant to me. But surely it changes the mass of the neck, and therefore affects responsiveness. At least that seems logical to me, but I can't prove it. However, if the tuneable neck is less responsive than a "normal" neck would be, then it might be worth it to invest in a new neck. Are there any 6M owners out there who have blazed this trail already? What do you think?