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ProfJames

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Can anyone shine some light on these saxophones please? I have just given £200 for one, it looks like it needs an overhaul......and possibly more! Not seen it yet but she looks like she needed saving!

Good players? Worth spending some money on her?
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Yeah, great players very mouthpiece friendly (some would disagree though!) funky neck angle, even funkier strap ring position terrible ergos (but you'll soon adjust to it) and at £200 a real bargain definitely worth spending on!
 
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Only gives its best when played by a naked lady, which is obviously how it got its name.

Do not believe you will get many gigs unless you are a part time Chippendale and do the hen party circuit.
 

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You have done well my boy.

Well, depending what needs doing. When's she arriving? Any photos to post?

I've looked at these as you know. There was a chap London way selling one a while ago cheap but it had an "extra" key missing - was it a G trill or something? Also had part of the bell guard missing. Is it that one?

See you at Geoff's soon!

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ProfJames

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IMG_7509.jpg Yes! The same one! I believe the G trill key was often removed. Geoff can put on a new one!
 

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...and the two wire connectors which run from the two bell key "T" guards to the the two body sockets were missing iirc?
 

ProfJames

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Will let you know, pick it up end of the month due to my travelling commitments.
 

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You are entering into dangerous territory here Prof, a well set up 10M will test your resolve with the Martins. Mine is one of the later and not so prized 10M's but it is the best horn I have played in a long time, a lot of people think they are essentially rock'n'roll pieces but they also have a very good softer side as well, also IMHO they have the best ergonomics of any vintage horn I have played.
 

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You are entering into dangerous territory here Prof, a well set up 10M will test your resolve with the Martins. Mine is one of the later and not so prized 10M's but it is the best horn I have played in a long time, a lot of people think they are essentially rock'n'roll pieces but they also have a very good softer side as well, also IMHO they have the best ergonomics of any vintage horn I have played.

How would the 6M (it is an Alto James?) compare with a Martin Handcraft Committee II?
I understand the Comm II is regarded as one of the best Martins?

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"One of the finest altos ever made in the 'Golden Age' of vintage horns".

Says it all.
 

Jamesmac

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"One of the finest altos ever made in the 'Golden Age' of vintage horns".

Says it all.

+ 100 for that.
PS. Is this a naked lady 10m or a 6M for £200 . The only naked lady I ever saw for £200 well I would rather not say.
 
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ProfJames

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Ha ha ha ha! It is an alto and a 6M - I think that is the model.
 

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Have tried to upload more photos but the files are too large for this website. If anyone wants more photos PM me please
 

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But don't you refer to the Conn 6M in post number 9?

I can see why you appear to be always confused...

Greg S.
Read post #9 again... How would it compare with a Martin Handcraft Committee II?

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Have tried to upload more photos but the files are too large for this website. If anyone wants more photos PM me please

Upload to an external photo host, then post a link to "forum image" from there?

:thumb:
 

ProfJames

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Never used one but I'll give it a go.....I could always email them to you.........and then you could post them!

As for how would it compare to a Comm II....I have no idea! I have heard a Comm II being played and it sounded superb - maybe Thomsax can help here? - and I have never heard a 6M so I am intrigued like you.
 

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I use picturetrail.com
You can also post BIG photos on eBay from these sites in the DESCRIPTION box, so they cost you NOTHING to post. As many as you like!!
 

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