Cool Stuff

Cool Stuff

Our place for memorable sax sightings...The Rare, The Cool, The Unique.
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The Rare, The Cool, The Unique

Our place for memorable sax sightings...

 

Conn tenor pip with "hiss insert"???

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A superb condition GOLD Selmer Tenor

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Check out Sarge's Conn alto: "The Girls" on the Virtuoso Deluxe page.

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Here is a "The Martin Tenor" #152k that has a very unique vine in the engraving!

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This is the STUNNING original #184k "The Martin Tenor"

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How about a Buescher Tipped Bell Bb Soprano!

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Sound File: 1980 Selmer MarkVI, King Saxello, Buescher Tipped Bell 

 

Mark VI, Saxello, Tipped-Bell

Mark VI, Saxello, Tipped-Bell

King Saxello "Y" stand   ...FYI, Don't use them! (not safe)

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King Super 20 Alto #285k Original Pads & Silver Resonators.

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Sarge's Euro Selmer Mark VI tenor (He gold plated the keys) #143k.

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NECK ANGLES: Buffet Super Dynaction Alto vs. Buffet S1

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Buescher 400 "TH&C" alto has a "Buescher Test 4" marking! Did they make different body tubes???

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A beautiful King Silversonic Super 20 Tenor #406k. One of the nicest ones I've ever seen.

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One of the coolest, custom cases I've ever seen!

Yeah, I kept it for myself. (Alto, Tenor, Flute, gear, stand, mics, storage... Zipper wrapped, double handled, double SHELF!)
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Here's an OTTO LINK with a WHITE tooth pad. That's Unique!

vintage Otto Link "Tone Master" 7 Tenor:

 

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Yes, I said the super rare "7" tip!!! (keep in mind that is based on the vintage chart size: = a modern 5* Link size) It arrived in an Original Tip @ 0.085"!!! BUT...it did not play well at all--facing was too long, So after leveling the table, and adjusting the curve start & end, I improved it and had to do a minor reface to 0.086".PLAYS AWESOME! It has a white tooth pad (confusing to me) but it looks original--NEAT!. These can easily demand$900.00+ at a retail listing, but I bet you'll be enticed by this one. Comes with original ligature & cap! Both are worn. "Before" photo to the right. It has a large chamber and a fantastic, vintage Link tone.

Factor in: refacing attention (+$125), silver plate repairs/mouthpiece($82), thin Gold plate ($82)to enhance the vintage look:

Item: WWS4.5S0.00.1221.4-0-C60

Sound File: ...pending...I must do one!

 

 

Conn "stubby/shorty" soprano:

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often seen with early era Conn Wonders, it has the original tip at 0.044", a very large round chamber and is made of hard rubber. plays really nice with a reserved tone(small tip) with nasally attributes. Fun for the quiet player.

sold Item: WWS0.00.8141.1-0

 

 

MARTIN Accessories:

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Dukoff "Fluted Chamber 6*" Tenor:

another great Dukoff that is very rare and unique. It plays very nice overall and was refaced by "Marin Spivic" to an easy blowing tip measuring 0.096", Tip and rails look great. It has the medium round chamber with the classic "fluted" walls.Comes with a vintage, metal ligature.

 

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Item: SSPT00.00.1301.3-0-2

Sound File:  Guardala brecker, Berg metal 110-3-M, Berg HR 110-1-M, Ponzol, Dukoff Fluted, King T "RAC"

 

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Vintage silver plated, Selmer Bundy wrap ligature. Adjustable for clarinet, alto...

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1979 Selmer Price List! Wow!

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How about THREE King Super 20 Tenors with Full Pearls.

Serial numbers: 278k, 308k, 325k. All have something different.
(the early one is the most different)
3x King Super 20 Tenors (pearls)

 

 

Apparently, even the Berg ligatures had some "offset" stampings happen! I find this quite funny.

"They couldn't even get the ligatures to stamp straight!"

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Vintage 1924 BENNE HENTON alto:

 

Vintage hard rubber from 1924. It has a VERY LARGE Chamber built for Classical music. The ultra-unique beak, with steep duckbill curve, patent number "B I I" and Tip @ 0.066"--Bob Carpenter touched it (it's from his private collection). no ligature currently, ask me.

Benjamin Henton:

  • Sousa Band Soloist 1919-1920.
  • The first recorded playing of altissimo on sax in 1911! (info cited here: CLICK )

SOLD
Item:WWS-Bob's Collection

 

 

Sarge's ol' LeBlanc Rationale Tenor

.... was a monster player. One of the noticeable things was the neck design! Check this out!

 

Neck Comparisons

Neck Comparisons

The sax had one of the LOUDEST, ROBUST tones I've ever tried across allof the famous models and eras!

Sound File (actual sax!): TENORs Feat: "LEBLANC": King Super 20-pearls, SML Rev. D, Leblanc System - Rationale