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by reallynewtothis
(15 posts)
9 years ago

Just got a 6m!!!!

Hi. I just boughtt a 1952 Conn 6m from Ebay. Can't wait to receive it. cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7311355475&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

    Great horn! Congratulations. I'm sure you will love it!

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    1. by west
      (242 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

      I would love to see it but the pic is not working

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      1. by reallynewtothis
        (15 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

        Sorru about that. There's no access to the pics, 'cause the auction ended ... And I won!!!!

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        1. by west
          (242 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          Does it have most of the lacquer still?

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        2. by definition
          (963 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          Copy and paste the auction link into your browser, it works that way. Looks like most of the laquer is there to me, but to me it also looks like a relaq. The serial number and etc seemed fairly faint IMO. But that still looks like a fairly killer horn there!

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        3. by saxismyaxe
          (574 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          Yeah, that is a relacquer, but for that price I don't want to hear any complaints! That should prove to be a superb horn. Congradulations.

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        4. by reallynewtothis
          (15 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          No complaints here. Just received today, and it's great. The relacquer is not bad and seems to have been done a long time ago. I'm gonna take it to Roberto's Woodwind to be repadded and adjusted, but it sounds great as it is. And I only paid 494.0 for it!!!!.

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        5. by reallynewtothis
          (15 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          Just got the horn back form the shop. It's amazing!!!

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        6. by west
          (242 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          I was just thinking about instruments that are relacquered and I realized that i don't like the look of new lacquer with patches of old lacquer. Just doesn't look right.

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        7. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          If you looked at my 10M, you would never guess that it was relacquered, because it was done right! It was stripped, buffed carefully, not to hurt the engraving, not over-lacquered, and then baked to cure the lacquer. I had the silver keys polished and put back on; not lacquered. I hate it when they lacquer the keys! mine still shows a little wear on the keys, but the body looks like new. To look at the horn, you would think it was all original, just extremely well taken care of.

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        8. by reallynewtothis
          (15 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          Hi, guys. Is there anyway to modify a ProTec case to fit my 6m? Thanks

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        9. by west
          (242 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          I doubt you can change the case if the sax is bigger, but if it is smaller, use something to stabilize it.

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        10. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          6M's are kinda hard to find cases for. The SKB cases can be made to fit it, but I'm not sure about the Pro-techs. I would assume they can. It seems like they would actually be easier to work with than some of the hard cases. Talk to a tech and maybe he might have some suggestions

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        11. by blackfrancis
          (396 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Just got a 6m!!!!

          You can indeed make a 6M fit in a Pro Tec case. Just cut out for the bell keys and squash down the padding where the LH pinkie keys are. All that's needed is a sharp knife, contact cement, a little bit of black fabric and some patience. If you aren't a d.i.y. kind of guy, do let a pro do it. Congrats on the horn- I recently got one to replace my mk vi and I wholeheartedly share your enthusiasm! ( the mk. vi is still for sale...)

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