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Search for a Conn successor

Hey everyone, I'm new here, but seems like there's a lot of good info and knowlege, so... I'm thinking very seriously about r…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

a good tenor for under 700 bucks

Any thoughts on what kind of tenor can be had for $700 or less? I currently play alto and would like to start tenor too.

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Best pads for a Conn 157xxx Chu Berry?

I've wanted a Chu-berry for so long, and I'm so thrilled I finally have one!!! Wooo!!!! Sorry, I'm excited. But anyways, I b…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

A Conn 6M or a "transitional"?

I am looking at a Conn alto sax. Its serial number is M249,XXX- so 1932 is the year of manufacture.-The seller says that it i…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Old Saxophones

I'm playing on a Yamaha Custom YAS 875 and I love it. I've had it for about a year now. I bought it from a saxophone teacher…

10 years ago
by jimmyfisher60@mail.com (1 post)

I need to know about Buescher True Tones

hi i was wondering about buying my second true tone on ebay and i've been seeing quite a couple laquered looking true tones w…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Engraving....

So was the pattern of the engraving on the Mk VI pretty much standard or did the engraver take some artistic liberties? The r…

10 years ago
by Elite Studios (1 post)

Paul Desmond

Hi, ive been looking for a new mouthpiece and been looking into the vintage and also newer mpcs for a paul desmond sound...do…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

H.B. Jay Co. soprano

Does anyone know about H.B. Jay Co? I have a silver plated soprano (with, again, the obligatory smelly, purple lined case). T…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn Chu-berry??

I have a tenor here that was given to me for free ( a guy found it on a job site and didn't want it)....it is stamped Conn Lt…

10 years ago
by jlb (8 posts)

Selmer Mouthpieces

What's the difference between a Selmer S-80 C* and a soloist? Are some made in France, and some in U.S.? Are the old ones or…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

De-lacquering

Hi. How would delacquering an alto sax affect its sound? Thanks

10 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

re-laquered?

How can you tell if a sax has been relaquered? I could send you some pictures if anyone thinks they can tell. I am looking at…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Opinion, Chu Berry?

What's your opinion on the Chu? This will be my first vintage sax, I am getting rid of my yahama alto for a vintage. This wil…

10 years ago
by vipergt089 (3 posts)

Martin Committee II Alto - Replacement Case Suggestions

I just overhauled a Martin Committee II alto. The case, while in great shape, is so moldy I can't put the horn back in. The m…

10 years ago
by Lefty (21 posts)

Help identifying year of manufacture

Can anyone venture the year of manufacture of my alto sax which I think to be a Conn Pan American stencil sax. At the lower b…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Martin "Indiana" Alto Sax - Info Needed!

I recently bought a Martin alto sax on ebay, pretty inexpensively. Inscribed on the bell is the wording, "The Indiana by Mart…

10 years ago
by lacrosse (1 post)

Mark VI Laquer

I'm interested in buying a Teror Mark VI between 55,XXX and 75,XXX serial number. I've found a couple varying in price and ha…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

Help to identify my grandfathers saxophone

I need help to identify who made this saxophone, age of it and approximate value so I can sell it plus what type it is, re al…

10 years ago
by karenfromiowa (7 posts)

CONN SERIAL 30824 & other inexpensive Bari's

Hello everyone, I finished college a few years ago, and haven't been able to play a Bari. since (my budget is not allowing f…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

tru tone, art-i-so

anybody ever heard of tru tone stencil with art-i-so on the bell. i am considering getting it a pad job but don't know anyon…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Conn Sax's

Hey I was wondering if any one new if a Conn "Chu Berry" is a intermediate or Professional sax. And also if I should get a co…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Baldwin Special Alto Sax

Hi I am new to Saxquest and am just starting to learn to play. Does anyone have any info on a Baldwin Special Alto there is n…

10 years ago
by DaninAK (2 posts)

conn alto 1924

What do you think about this sax for a high school kid? I’m considering buying it for my son. Any idea what its worth? Is i…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

replacement case for 1956 conn 10M?

Hi all, i was looking for a suggestion for a replacement case for my 10M. When i got it, it came in a Yamaha case, but the…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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