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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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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?

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

vintage conn

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

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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 .…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by Jim Keith (20 posts)

1936 Vintage King Voll-True Eb Alto Saxophone

I am selling my 1936 Vintage King Voll-True Eb Alto Saxophone on ebay right now, if anyone is interested. I simply thought yo…

10 years ago
by mcinae (3 posts)

Martin Indiana Tenor Sax - serial #67184

Please help! I know nothing of saxophones. I'd like to know if this is a good horn and how much i should pay for it, given th…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Need case for vintage Buescher Tru-tone

My dad recently gave us his vintage gold-plated Buescher Tru-Tone alto sax, SN 215236. We had it cleaned and re-padded for my…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Berg Larsen - advice please!

Hi. I have an old Berg Larsen Tenor Sax (with serial no.) It sounds great but looks its age. Will the sax be of any value? Do…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

alto saxophone

can anyone tell me about an alto sax I have...it has one name on the bell, "AULT" and on the back is the number, B7686. Any i…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

is my beuscher any good ??

Hiya, i was wondering if anyone could tell me about my beuscher and if it's really as good as it feels. it's a shiny silver b…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

found a vintage

Hi, iam from mexico and I just found in my grandparents house a saxophone. . . its seems to be very old. On the bell it saids…

10 years ago
by victor (1 post)
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