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C Melody Players?

jonf

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Me. Rip-snorting Conn Cmel, with metal reflector pads, Aquilasax curved neck and Otto Link STM 10 mouthpiece with huge added baffle. Screams.
 

RedBottom

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Got one, but it's totally unplayable at the moment. I have designs on doing a restoration job on it, learning as I go, but it's one of those 'round tuit' jobs, I'm afraid.
 

Young Col

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I'm sure there's a few more on here play them, but I'd like to know if any notable jazz musicians, apart from Frank Trumbauer, have recorded with a C mel.

Slightly off topic, but Red, I haven't heard of anyone with a round tuit for years. I always wanted one but never got a round tuit either.
YC
 

Justin Chune

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I own a Hawkes & Son C melody and seldom play it. It is in brushed silver finish and plays fine. The bell keys are direct action and that makes them heavy to operate. I have a cheap c mel. mouthpiece for it but prefer to use alto or tenor. I read that John Dankworth had one the same as mine but don't know if he ever recorded with it. I only paid £150. for it and bought it as a novelty.

Jim.
 
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