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    What is/are your vintage Conn Setup(s)?

    Year(s)?

    Model(s)?

    Finish?

    Pads & Resonators?

    Mouthpiece(s)?

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    I have a 1946 6M, no neck, shot pads, about 50% silverplate, and there is a steelay in the case too.

    I've had two 10Ms, but I dont really agree with how the Conns fit in my fingers
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    I have a 1937 30m, and I use a Barone Vintage 8. Another thing to ask with Conn Setups is whether they've been modified because the original ergonomics are so bad. Well mine has. The neckstrap ring has been moved and I have a Forza thumbrest installed. It's pretty cool.

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    Ian:

    Alto:
    undergoing complete overhaul at J and J Woodwinds
    Conn NW II Series 1929 (229XXX) silver plate, tan roo pads
    Mouthpiece - M.C. Gregory Model A 4A 16 HR
    Reeds - Rico Jazz Select 3

    Tenor:
    Conn Tranny 1931 (245XXX) Art Deco engraved silver plate Conn reso-pads
    Mouthpiece - Lamberson J6 HR (beautiful tone!)
    Ligature - silver Harrison
    Reeds - Rico Jazz Select 2 - 3

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    I like the 10m key setup. I have trouble playing a selmer style setup now that I have been playing 10m style keys for a while. I would agree that for classical, selmer style keys would be more easy to approach, but for jazz and inprov situations, the 10m works great.
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    1939 285XXX 30m

    Resotech flat silver resonators

    Tenney Blueprinted 7* STM Link
    Vandoren #3 reeds

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    Alto: 234k, Conn reso-pads, Meyer NY 5M (opened to a 7), Medium reeds
    Soprano: 160K, Conn reso-pads, Rousseau 4R, Medium reeds

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    Tranny Alto, silver plate, Deco engraved...

    Lambersons, either FMaj7 or occasionally my DD.

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    1929, 1923

    Conn New Wonder Transitional Tenor 235,XXX, Conn New Wonder Series I Alto 110,XXX

    Satin Silver Plated

    White Roo Pads with Gold Airtight Resonators, (soon to come on alto)

    Runyon Metal Quantum 8* Tenor, Ronald Caravan Alto.

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    1936 6M-ish Alto

    Original Lacquer Finish
    White Roo Pads with Flat Resonators

    Mouthpieces:
    Modern Meyer 6M Medium Chamber - LaVoz Medium Soft Reeds
    Selmer Short Shank Soloist C* - Haven't decided on a reed yet.

    Selmer 2 Screw Ligatures on both.

    I had to adjust the Low B Tone Hole with cork to bring the low C in tune but otherwise am really enjoying this horn.

    Tenor - '61 Mark VI w/Tenney Slant Tone Edge 7
    Altos - '60 & '66 Mark VI w/Meyer 6M/Caravan
    Soprano - JDS (unknown origin) w/Tenney Tone Edge 6
    Clarinet - '68 Buffet R13 w/Richard Hawkins

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    1933 Ladyface alto
    (what's left of) lacquer finish
    regular pads with plastic resonators
    Morgan 9M-Selmer lig
    Berg ss 85/2 M- Berg lig
    Wow! What a horn!

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    I don't feel right posting my setup on this thread since I am selling my NW.
    Buescher curved soprano silver plate high F/Jicaino custom large chamber sop piece
    Buescher Aristocrat 140 silver plate /Jicaino refaced Buescher piece

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    '39 10M
    Conn pads

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    '46 10m (very late RTH) - very old factory relac, mostly bare brass...
    neck ring moved for comfort...and to protect the pearly whites from the "Conn Cobra" aka "The Flying Metal Mouthpiece"
    plastic selmer style resos on an old set of pads...time for a complete strip and repad soon...
    Ackerman lost wax 7* florida link copy beautifully faced by Brain Powell...

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    nickel plated conn alto new wonder I 34xxx
    gold plated conn alto new wonder II M169xxx
    lacquered 6m alto 350xxx

    -- white Buescher true-tone 3 or ebay Jody Jazz DV copy

    lacquered Conn Tenor new wonder I M144xxx -- Otto Link 3*

    all have generic oem-type pads/resonators on all of them.

    sound/tone wise for alto, I love the "chu-berry" but the front Bb biss key kills me since it's seems so far from the B key. Intonation wise, the 6m is dead on throughout the range.

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    Tenor: 1940 10M, original silver plate, Noyeks, RPC 125R
    Bari: 1920 New Wonder Series I, original silver plate, assorted pads (mostly just rivets or plain), RPC 120R

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    Tenor - 1945 silverplated 10M with standard tan pads and silver Resotech resonators. The horn had been overhauled by Ernie Sola who made a number of modfications to improve the ergononmics, including moving the strap hook, adding a Selmer style thumb hook and re-angling the neck. I am using a Morgan Excalibur 8*EL with either Francois Louis 3 or Robertos Winds 3S reeds and an Optimum lig.

    Alto - 1932 Tranny currently being overhauled by Les Arbuckle. It will have brass Resotechs. As for mouthpieces, I have several to try including a Vandoren V16 (with combo job by "The Mouthpiece Guys"), a Morgan Excalibur 7E and a Conn Comet 7.
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    C-Sop:
    M159XXX - Silver-plated with Res-O-Pads.
    Buescher Csop mpc finished from a blank by Dave Tondi.

    Bb-Sop:
    60XXX - Nickle-plated curvie with a mix of pads in good condition.
    Conn tunable mpc opened up by Dave Tondi.

    F-Mez:
    213XXX - Very old after-market lacquer with old brown pads and flat resos in good condition.
    Babbit F-Mezzo mpc.

    Alto:
    6M Stencil (Silvertone 42M) in Silver-plate with Res-O-Pads.
    Barone NY5M mpc.

    C-Mel:
    M121XXX - Burnished Gold-Plate "Artist" with Res-O-Pads.
    Morgan Cmel mpc.

    Bari:
    M259XXX - Chemically de-lacquered bare-brass Tranny 12M with Res-O-Pads.
    Morgan Bass/Bari mpc. (Waiting on a Barone Hollywood.)
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    1927 Chu Berry 207xxx Siver plate rolled toneholes

    Saxscape 7 mpc

    Lavoz reeds

    resonators are metal the corrugated ones ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sax View Post
    Alto:
    6M Stencil (Silvertone 42M) in Silver-plate with Res-O-Pads.
    Barone NY5M mpc.
    Buescher curved soprano silver plate high F/Jicaino custom large chamber sop piece
    Buescher Aristocrat 140 silver plate /Jicaino refaced Buescher piece

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