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Postby pakins51 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:29 pm

Would anyone happen to be able to make me a Martin Sousaphone Neck and bits? I’m looking into buying one but it does not have these parts.
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Re: Martin Sousaphone

Postby bloke » Fri May 10, 2019 7:30 pm

pakins51 wrote:Would anyone happen to be able to make me a Martin Sousaphone Neck and bits? I’m looking into buying one but it does not have these parts.


One of the local high schools owns one (yes, probably nearly fifty years old) that is fiberglass.
Of course, neither the bore nor the pistons are the same as Conn, but the thing resembles Conn.
Have you tried a Conn neck ?
(I'm not a Martin sousaphone expert.)
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Re: Martin Sousaphone

Postby pakins51 » Fri May 10, 2019 8:26 pm

I don’t have the instrument yet, but I’ll look into it. Does the horn seem to sit at a normal angle? I just don’t wanna get a conn neck, it be a different shape then the Martin ones and it makes the horn sit weird. Also do you know if it plays in flat or sharp or in-tune with the conn neck?
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