Want to see what the old, original, white leather pads looked like? Other Resources Rick Rajca, a Greenwich Village woodwind guru, put together a. Not advertised in any catalog I have. So far I have found is no documentation of the older tooling story. As far as the construction, look, etc. Since a straight-bore tenor is approximately five feet long, the cumbersome size of such a design makes it almost impossible to either play or transport. Just a selection of serial number lists - many more available on the internet.
Heck, if I was a tenor player -- I mainly played bari -- I might just try harder to make the 30M work for me in every situation. . X X Smooth G key X X. Also, you really, really shouldn't use Buescher in the stencil argument. Add to that the essential auxiliary Front-F mechanism, and you have a C-Melody and this is a delight to play. Wooden are made in Thailand on a small scale. The list has been published on the Conn Loyalist page here: It's pretty amazing how little attention the makers of these instruments have paid to tracking this sort of thing over the years.
Adjust from there depending on condition. I can say that they were of extremely low quality. The screw pins that connect the rods to the posts, and the needle and that cause the keys to return to their rest position after being released, are usually made of blued or stainless steel. Based on trade articles 1920 is the demarcation for Pan American as a company. Most saxophonists who play different styles have a mouthpiece suited for each style. This made it particularly useful for its originally intended environment of playing in drawing rooms.
Link to 'em or download, I don't mind. Most of the catalogs and brochures were also obtained through the internet searches. Invention and Development of the Saxophone 1840—55. This is a name that is rarely if ever used in saxophone circles as far as I am aware, but it is what Conn called them through at least 1950. School of The Rock Stencil Saxophone List by Paul D.
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me an approximate value of an older C. In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument. I would then like to compare it to other Conn horns and see what the similarities and differences are. Smooth jazz musician also uses the soprano sax as his principal instrument. . Saxophonists such as John Coltrane, , , and defined the forefront of creative exploration with the avant-garde movement of the 1960s. More than with any other model, condition is everything.
Based on the serial registry for these models, they did not last in the market place either. Kurt 1 As to the size of my files, it is important and not to be discounted. These saxes are great for folks coming back to the sax after many years absence. Below are short lists of serial numbers for the years mostly up to the thirties that C-Melody saxes were produced 'in quantity'. Loomis was known for his innovative, often bizzare, designs, many of which were never considered practical enough to enter production. You'll notice that many of the stencil names list multiple providers.
The Conn design laboratory employed several designers, principally Allen Loomis; Hugh Loney; Paul Hardy; Russell Kerr; Edward Gulick; and Leland Greenleaf. The contralto saxophone, similar in size to the orchestral soprano, was developed in the late 20th century by Californian instrument maker Jim Schmidt. These holes are covered by keys also known as pad cups containing soft leather pads, which are closed to produce an airtight seal. However, it is important to note that production ended for purely financial reasons, and not because of any inherent flaw in the design or poor manufacturing standards. Not surprisingly, instrument manufacturers concentrated instead on making other types which had strong customer demand and were easy to sell e. In other words, you can't play a Conn high pitch horn with other instrumentalists because you'll be seriously out of tune with them! This C Melody plays with a warm, sweeter tone, very lush and inviting.
The C melody was part of the series of saxophones pitched in C and F intended by the instrument's inventor, , for orchestral use. A substantial advancement in saxophone keywork was the development of a method by which the left thumb operates both tone holes with a single octave key, which is now universal on modern saxophones. Mouthpiece design has a profound impact on tone. A preference as to material used is up to the individual, and the advantages of each are a matter of controversy. I'm very tempted to buy this Conn Wurlitzer to complete my collection? Browse for the old Conns. Many people call the altos Chu Berrys too. The bore on most models has a diameter and taper more like a 'stretched' alto than a tenor.
Products in stock We usually post within 3 days of receiving an order. For the Conn group stenciling for others looks to have ended with the closing of Pan American. Haynes, the flutemaker, and licensed to Conn. Fat sound and great intonation. However, there are at least a couple folks on this forum that owned relatively recent Leblanc instruments and Leblanc refused to give out any information. The small Chicago ensembles offered more improvisational freedom than did the New Orleans or large band formats, fostering the saxophone innovators alto , c-melody , tenor and baritone.
Mostly in lacquer, add 10% for silver. But the greatest influence of the saxophone on jazz was to occur a few years later when alto saxophonist became an icon of the revolution that influenced generations of jazz musicians. However, one of my contacts has measured Pan American tenor and alto saxes from the 1920s and compared them to the Conn's of the same period. Based on visual comparison, brass and saxes appear to be modified versions of the pre-Conn Ltd models. I have only addressed instruments for which there is a regular and established market, so not every model is included. I think I've mentioned that I've owned a Pan American metal clarinet.