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Vintage Conn tenor designed for marching bands

hi all, I have recently come by a vintage Conn tenor sax with the following numbers:
1119954
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M176826

9 hours ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (342 posts)

Cosmos Alto Saxophone

I have a Cosmos alto saxophone. On the carry case, it says that the brand is established since 1972. Anyone has any inform…

1 week ago
by dimekus

Simulating stars’ sounds to reveal their secrets

“A cello sounds like a cello because of its size and shape,” said astronomer Jacqueline Goldstein. “The…

1 week ago
by RobertD (61 posts)

Verification of YAS 62II

Hi all.
Bought a yamaha 62II on ebay. Wondering if anyone can verify that this is legit. Specifically the engraving a…

2 weeks ago
by beehave (2 posts)

flats and sharps

So I have been teaching myself the alto sax and haev a question. I have been teaching myself one note at a time. I have a…

3 weeks ago
by eishiba (3 posts)

What's your sax's name?

call me crazy, but my nickel-plated sax has a name. Has anyone else named their sax?

1 month ago
by myalto (3 posts)

Stupid Question about my spatula keys

Why does my new chinese C-mel have all these tabs to engage the G#? I love this new horn but it needs some ergonomic adjus…

1 month ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (342 posts)

Darker, louder alternatives to a Meyer (for alto)

Hello everyone,

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by elysse77 (3 posts)
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by Universal0808 (0 posts)

Selmer Model 26

Hi everyone, I decided to join and share a story with everyone since I've been lurking and researching here.

My…

1 month ago
by TorontoJohnny (3 posts)

3 Altos, Can't Decide, Opinions Welcome

I'm considering buying one of 3 Saxes that have really caught my eye, but would like some outside opinions. 

1 month ago
by RyanCannonball (40 posts)

Looking to buy Cannonball Tenor: Need Help!

 

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1 month ago
by RyanCannonball (40 posts)

Logos on Chinese saxes

I just watched a YouTube video by a guy called "better sax" who seems to be a knoledgeable teacher and player. He just got…

1 month ago
by GFC (780 posts)

Double lip embouchure?

He…

2 months ago
by adam77 (2 posts)

Sheet music for sax quartet

i‘d like to make contact with anyone who plays in a saxophone quartet, amateur or professional, or anyone looking fo…

2 months ago
by tim.new

Easy songs

So I'm learning the saxophone and I have down C down to low C. Are there any songs I can play that are easy that I could t…

2 months ago
by GFC (780 posts)

Info on Cannonball Sax

I have had my alto sax for about a decade now, and the wife is wanting me to start cleaning out things that I'm not using…

2 months ago
by abrowning (2 posts)

Selmer Baritone Saxophone La Voix II SBS-280R

I'm looking to buy my son a bari for a graduation present, trying not to spend more than $3000.  I've come across a u…

2 months ago
by rikrak

technique

I am an experienced player and would like to know how to "growl" the sax.  Any help, I would be greatful.Thanks

2 months ago
by Ranandar (3 posts)

Looking for info. Help please!

Hi all, I recently came across a Silver possible nickel plated Alto sax. There is no information on it besides the inscrip…

2 months ago
by fernpie99

Buying my first sax: Yamaha YAS-52 or Yanagisawa 900?

Hello.  I've played guitar for nearly 30 years, but I'm new to sax.  I've been playing for a month on a borrowed…

2 months ago
by saxybill1 (7 posts)

Looking for info on my old saxophones

hey guys. I have a few old instruments that my grandfather used to play. They’ve been in the closet for years I am g…

2 months ago
by GFC (780 posts)

Is this a good sax?

I am looking for an inexpensive soprano to play. I currently play alto saxophone, but would like to expand my arsenal of i…

2 months ago
by GFC (780 posts)

Selmer Paris changing its lineup ?

Heard a rumor that Selmer Paris was revamping its models, perhaps simplifying to a single model in each horn....  doe…

2 months ago
by GFC (780 posts)
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by sterling77 (2 posts)
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