Re: Conn alto sax
Many thanks for your answer! It is very clarifying!
I'm using 2 Alto saxes on my pics, the golden lacked is a Yamaha YAS-62, and the silver plated is a Dolnet Paris Series II (#28XXX) probably from the 40's :)) I have only a few pics on my website, there's more pics on my Instagram and Facebook, the links are on my website as well. It's @opaulofranco anyway :)))
I don't have the Yamaha anymore, unfortunately. The Dolnet is still with me, it's the one I'm playing everyday. It is a good horn although a bigger effort is needed to play all on tune sometimes. I'm about the replace its pads, it's being a bit hard to play already. We don't have access to so many goods here Portugal (where I am living now), I've bought the pads and shellac from US, I'm still waiting for it to arrive.
I need one more sax, even a cheap one which I can at least work with, I play most smooth jazz and pop stuff, a few of jazz as well (some standards). I saw this Conn on eBay, bought and regret right after that because I realized that it could be a "shooting stars" that no one likes (I never tried) and ended asking the seller to cancel it, the price was only 150usd but I would have to pay about 100usd for shipping it..
I'm thinking about buying a Selmer Bundy 2 that I saw online in UK, it arrives fast and I don't need to pay taxes, they are selling it for 240£ (kinda 300usd) + 20 bucks to deliver it here, do you think it's a better option? Any suggestion else? I'm hearing :))