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C melody sax

I am interested in purchasing a c melody sax. I have very little knowledge about them so i am wondering where to begin my sea…

9 years ago
by Candyboy (75 posts)
9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn and yanagisawa Alto ID please

Can anyone help? I am a little confused with all these Conn Numbers. I have just bought a Conn 18M Serial No: n220269. Can an…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn USA alto saxophone

I recently bought a Conn USA alto sax. The number engraved is 1461. No pre-fixes or what so ever. Engravings show a bow under…

9 years ago
by Kees (4 posts)

Mexican Conn Alto

Can someone explain to me what is wrong with the Nogales Conns? I bought one - cheap - for fun and started taking lessons. It…

9 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Conn baritone saxaphone "naked lady" information

Hello, I inherited a saxaphone with the following information engraved on it and was wondering if someone could help me deci…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

conn 10m, opinions please?

I'm looking to buy a conn 10M sn: N16732.... I tried looking up the number on the net but didn't get anything. Any info would…

9 years ago
by Candyboy (75 posts)

Martin Bb Soprano Tuning - Dumb ?

I just picked up a Martin Handcraft Bb Sop, this is the first SOP that I have owned. I attempted to tune the horn with a tuni…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn C melody repadding

I purchased a C Melody Conn M145xxx L (pitch) dated 1924-25, two tone silver with a gold interior bell, in apparently excelle…

9 years ago
by Candyboy (75 posts)

need info on my sax

I have a Buffet Crampon (serial number 7875) that I purchased back in '74. This sax is great, maybe because it was my first s…

9 years ago
by edutzu (12 posts)

*can anyone tell me something about this saxophone?

i have a buffet crampon s1 alto sax, acording to many this is the best model ever produced by buffet. if you have some inform…

9 years ago
by edutzu (12 posts)

Language assists Horn sound by (Selmer4fevr)

This is avery interesting thread brought up by (Selmer4evr) so the knights Templar took the liberty of posting it as a sepera…

9 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

Martin Bb or C Soprano How do you tell the Difference

How would you tell the difference between a Bb and C soprano horn?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

1923 Conn tenor

this tenor has serial no.134198 (patent Dec 8 1914). On the bell, superimposed on the CONN insignia is a tiny stamped "notice…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Martin Soprano Pad Replacement Recommendations

I have a Martin Handcraft Soprano sax that I would like to hear from you what style of pad would you use if the instrument wa…

9 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

alto saxaphone

i need to know if anyone has heard of a steuben alto sax it is a model number of 558 and says steuben then under it it says g…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

I know nothing about sax's orConns-help

I have a silver Conn sax Number M164883. serial # list indicates 1925-26. Is it an alto or tenor? is it a good sax? any comme…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

vintage conn

can anyone tell me rough age of a conn alto with serial number M188705??

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

New "Used" Martin

I picked up a used (vintage) Martin Sax for a beginner and would like some information. The etching says "The Martin" Indian…

9 years ago
by gwynnen (5 posts)

Interesting Answer

I registered and posted on this board a few days ago as I thought after looking around a bit that people here were knowledgab…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Taming a vintage sax...possible?

Hi everyone. I'm a former clarinetist who switched to saxophone b/c i got hit by the jazz bug...hard. I took well to the swit…

9 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

Martin 50's SAX bore?

Is the Martin the only sax with a bore that is not round but egg shaped? I read they had a design patent on that about 1950 .…

9 years ago
by frasermanx (9 posts)

1933-34 conn tenor

Sorry, I previously ststed my sax as a 1939, but when I checked the serial number it seems to be a 1933-34, the serial number…

9 years ago
by shobud77 (4 posts)

Mark VI...or SBA?

Both are great saxophones, and its obvious that the Mark VI is more popular, but what about the Super Balanced Action? Would…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Old To New

I play a YTS-62...plays like a charm...but do they play as well as vintage? I know that people love to make cheaper and sell…

9 years ago
by Jim Keith (20 posts)
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