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c soprano repad advice

My conn stencil c soprano is about to go for repair and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to the best type of pad…

10 years ago
by pease-pudding (6 posts)

Rate this horn Please!

Hi, I am thinking of buy a King Zephry series IV serial number 394XXX and was wondering if this is a good horn for an interme…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

What makes a sax vintage?

Im sorry if i sound kind of stupid... but what makes a sax vintage? Just it being made like a while ago? I have a Bundy, from…

10 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Pad Repair 1927 Buescher Alto

I have a silver 1927 Buescher True-Tone Low Pitch alto saxophone registered 225704. The padding has never been replaced to my…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Buescher True Tone 1915-1920

So, I'm thinking of buying a Buescher True Tone Tenor Saxophone. After doing some research on the horn I now know that it was…

10 years ago
by napas14 (24 posts)

Conn Bari Sax

If any of you recall, I mentioned a while back that my instructor has a near-mint conn bari sax. I finally found the serial n…

10 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

need help w/ C G Conn Sax

First I am out of my element here and looking for some help. I pulled a sax from the attic of my mother inlaws house and am t…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Selmer Paris Horn- Grenadilla Wood?? SN D3099

At an auction I bought several instruments and am trying to figure out what they are and what they are worth. I have what I b…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Hohner soprano sax

People, a friend of mine is offering me a "vintage" Hohner soprano sax. He bought that sax in Paris ten years ago. The sax se…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Conn alto shooting stars with V 3369 number

Hi, I have been reading about other shooting star conn's that you have said are from 1960's. I can't find any discussion of a…

10 years ago
by madforflags (2 posts)

Keilwerth Toneking's

I have a nice sounding Julius Keilwerth Toneking Soprano and I am trying to find the vintage of the sax. Its S/N is 69469. An…

10 years ago
by pscaddan (3 posts)

Conn C Melody = 'Chu Berry'?

I've got a 1921-ish Conn C Melody that a friend is willing to let me learn sax repair/restoration on, and I'm in the process…

10 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

Help on mystery sax- ripoff of a super balanced.

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me. Recently, I found an old, beat up silver tenor in a pawn shop. I bought it cheap, r…

10 years ago
by odedtzur (19 posts)

Selmer Altos.....

What exactly is the difference between a Selmer AS100 and a Selmer Omega?

10 years ago
by mhodges (2 posts)

Weltklang Bari sax serial 46xx

have they been made by Keilwerth or not?! I've heard that weltklang saxes are not good for playing only these bari saxes are…

10 years ago
by hehe23 (5 posts)

Conn New Wonder Tenor - Al Gagnon

I have a Conn tenor sn131139 that I played in high school and college in the 60's. It has a woman in a 20's style bathing sui…

10 years ago
by Marilyn (2 posts)

Images for my site!!! www.vintagehorn.com

Hello all, I don't mean to ring my own bell but my site is starting to look really sweet. What am I missing? non-copywrited…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Need info on Buffet-Crampon Super Dynaction Alto Sax S#9570 Built Circa 1892

My wife was given this horn in 1968 by her mother. She continued to play through about 1977. The instrument has been maintain…

10 years ago
by Amica (1 post)

Gerry Mulligan's bari

I have a video of Gerry Mulligan, (probably one of his last ones), and he is playing his Conn bari. Does anyone out there kno…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

New Band Mom

My son is going into band this summer, he is in 5th grade. He as decided to play saxophone. I am going into this blinded . I…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Which Conn do I have, serial C268xx

I'm 38 and I want to start learning to play the sax. To get started, I bought a Conn "Shooting Star" on Ebay and I'm trying t…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn Trannie

Does anyone out there play a Transitional from around 1930? How do these horns sound compared to the Chu Berry and the Naked…

10 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

Need help on ID

Hi..I have researched a little for info on this sax. The serial number reads "C64061" and it has the star burst design with "…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

to The Knight Templar and all that bow down to them

Do you guys have enough inluence on the Webmaster of this site ---so that you can request on all our behalfs to reverse the o…

10 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)

C SOPRANO SAX

I AM LOOKING FOR A CURVED C SOPRANO SAX. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT MAKES TO STAY AWAY FROM? AT ON TIME I HAD 1 Bb SOP, 4 Eb ALT…

10 years ago
by cmelodysax-uk (1 post)
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