Re: Search for a Conn successor
Basically a combination of ALL the things you mentioned. I would suggest just building an updated copy of what you have. You can change the keywork some to better suit your playing, add a high F# key if needed, etc. I'd make a few adjustments to improve the intonation, but stick with what you already know works! I'd look at a Keilwerth SX 90 or an SX 90R (rolled tone holes). Keilwerth did essentially the same thing; took a vintage Conn saxophone and made an updated version of it. I'd study their action and keywork and apply some of their changes to your horn.