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@ProfJames I would LOVE to go to Curly's, I always watch the videos of them testing out the instruments, and it seems they really do have something for everyone there. I'll have to seriously consider going over. Sure, I could even make a holiday out of it!

@gtriever do you know anywhere that sells Conn 10M's? And the problem with that is I want a horn that I can use for both, because I still want to have a nice sound when I'm at band.
If you made it a weekend you could visit three or four places. There are several good sax shops in London, a couple in Birmingham, Cambridge, Bradford, Liverpool.
 
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Hanson are having a sale on at the moment of old stock, check the website but best to ring and ask, they`ve got some really silly deals going
 
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Hanson are having a sale on at the moment of old stock, check the website but best to ring and ask, they`ve got some really silly deals going
Good saxes maybe

Goddam confusing website(s) though but
 
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... and their cut price saxes are in fact second hand non-Hanson so quoting the original new purchase price and putting a line through to make it look cheaper seems disingenuous... like Tescos and Sainsbury's '1/2 price' offers
 
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Good saxes maybe

Goddam confusing website(s) though but
Rebuilding it at the moment, took me a while to find the 'try at home' link I put in the post above.
 
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@ProfJames I would LOVE to go to Curly's, I always watch the videos of them testing out the instruments, and it seems they really do have something for everyone there. I'll have to seriously consider going over. Sure, I could even make a holiday out of it!

@gtriever do you know anywhere that sells Conn 10M's? And the problem with that is I want a horn that I can use for both, because I still want to have a nice sound when I'm at band.

Katie, if you were on this side of the pond I could recommend several places. Unfortunately I know nothing about vendors in the UK. And, it's perfectly possible to march a 10M or any other horn. I just don't personally recommend it due to the value of the instrument. I've seen what was a really nice 10M with a crushed bell because of a marching band tumble.
 
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Rebuilding it at the moment, took me a while to find the 'try at home' link I put in the post above.

Agree website can be confusing, not good on emails either would suggest a phone call, really genuine nice people to buy from.

Jx
 
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... and their cut price saxes are in fact second hand non-Hanson so quoting the original new purchase price and putting a line through to make it look cheaper seems disingenuous... like Tescos and Sainsbury's '1/2 price' offers

That`s why I said RING (they`re really NOT very internet / Email savvy) . They`re having a sale on SA8s Alastair told me about it on Friday . the Website only has the clarinet deals up at the moment , the Saxes will follow but Hanson`s website is , errrm, counterproductive at best . I`d suggest the OP rings , asks to speak to Alastair and see what he can do . the price on SA8 Silver plated with 24K plated keywork is ludicrously low and there`ll be some 100% UK made (no bits from Taiwan or China) Prototypes floating about soon on sale but ...... and I`ll say it again .. Ring
 
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D'ya think I should ring?
 
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No Ivan as they don`t sell Selmers .. you`ll want to Ring Selmer (or Tescos or Sainsburys) for that .
 
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There is a Buffet 400 for sale in the Yard Sale. A nice sax at a nice price.

Jim.
 
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Purely out of cruelty make Daveysaxboy an offer, he might even take yours in part-ex.
 
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@ProfJames I would LOVE to go to Curly's, I'll have to seriously consider going over. Sure, I could even make a holiday out of it!
Make it a midweek break and we could organise a MaSLM meet Liverpool(curlys)/Manchester(Johnny roadhouse) :thumb:
 
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Come over on a tuesday and we can have a look down the parr st studio and you can give what you buy a blow.
 

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