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by yoyo
(17 posts)
11 years ago

CONN

What would you rather have:a selmer referance 54 tenor or an old silver plated conn 10m in mint condition?

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  1. by golferguy675
    (600 posts)

    11 years ago

    Re: CONN

    I would want the conn 10m, just because of it's wonderful reputation, resonance, and old vintage sound. I also don't really care a whole lot for the new Selmers anyway.

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    1. by sax_maniac
      (984 posts)

      11 years ago

      Re: CONN

      Ditto. I love my Selmer III alto, but I love my 10M just as much for different reasons. A minty 10M would be great - especially if it's got the rolled tone holes.

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      1. by Spike
        (248 posts)

        11 years ago

        Re: CONN

        conn. i like the conn, and if anything, i strongly dislike the reference. you have one, right? sorry, i still don't like it. i think it would be better to compare the 54 and mark VI(supposedly the 54 is an exact stencil) or an sx90r and the conn

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        1. by sax_maniac
          (984 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: CONN

          I looked at a ref54 and it looked pretty much just like my III but without the c# vent - aside from the coffee-orange lacquer job I don't think you can get on a III.

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        2. by cyber75sax
          (33 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: CONN

          The Reference doesn't have the vent?

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        3. by sax_maniac
          (984 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: CONN

          The ref I looked at didn't have the vent. I can't tell you if this is the case for all of the 54's. Maybe there's variants available, but the one I looked at had no vent. Maybe Selmer's got middle C# trued by some other means?

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        4. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: CONN

          it shouldn't have it. like i said(or think i said) it's an exact stencil of a mark VI. the reason it's not as nice is that they didn't put the attention into it that they did the mark VI, the used lower quality materials, plus they didn't fix any of the problems the original had(most of which were fixed on many mark VIs) so no, it won't be fixed at all, C# will remain too sharp.

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