horn is the big brother to the 6/10M (there are no Connqueror
sopranos, baritones or basses). It's essentially the same
horn, but with more features:
the excellent Cybersax.com
features on a 292xxx
alto and a 294xxx
- Adjustment screws for EVERYTHING.
- Adjustable thumbrest
- Underslung octave key on all horns
- Enlarged G# cluster
- Stunning intonation
These horns also appear to have a variation on the model
VIII neck, used on the best 6M altos.
horns were available in lacquer with silver keytouches,
silver plate and gold plate, but horns in anything other
than lacquer are rare to the point of being ludicrous.
Gold plated horns may also feature custom engraving, as
with the 284xxx alto, below.
found that www.saxgourmet.com
has an original
flyer from Conn for these horns. It's an Adobe
PDF file and it's big, but worth it (it has considerable
additional information. If it's removed from saxgourmet.com,
recently had the opportunity to toot a very good condition
30M at Ron & Jo Robbins' Band Instrument Repair Shop
out here in Mesa, Arizona and I've become a Conn believer:
I don't generally play anymore, but I was able to get
a suprisingly decent sound with a Selmer C* on this horn.
The intonation was outstanding and even the bell keys
spoke easily. My only complaint is with the G# cluster
and low C/Eb keys: not only do I think that they aren't
placed quite far enough away (I've got big hands), their
action is almost perpindicular to the horn's body. I may
be able to get used to it, but it is a significantly different
feel than all the other horns I've played.