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What's on Emma's Bench? A Conn 10M Tenor Sax!

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What's on Emma's Bench? A Conn 10M Tenor Sax!

This week I completed a repad on a Conn 10M tenor sax. Fun fact: the 10M is also referred to as the Ladyface, due to the portrait of a woman engraved on the bell! A distinguishing feature of this particular instrument is the rolled tone holes, which Conn stopped including in the design of the 10M around 1948. I love the warmth and full-bodied sound this instrument produces and I'm so happy to see it in proper playing condition.    

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The Internal View from an Intern's Perspective

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The Internal View from an Intern's Perspective

Six weeks in, working at Quinn the Eskimo has already proven to be a unique experience - in the best kind of way. From the neon pink flamingo and fairy lights in the front office, to the stacks of incredibly old, rare, and interesting instruments in the warehouse, it's difficult to turn a corner without running into something - or someone - strange and interesting. Even amongst typical band repair shops, which are generally atypical work spaces to begin with, the Mighty Quinn stands apart. I have the better part of a decade's work experience in food service, from a...

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Introducing: Our New Interns!

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Introducing: Our New Interns!

Hey, everyone- we’ve hired some fabulous interns! They've been with us for a few weeks now and are doing a really great job!Terra Jo Toynbee is originally from the San Francisco Bay area, and is a 2019 graduate of the Renton Technical College BIRT program. Her previous musical experiences include percussion and euphonium, and she spent a short stint marching euph for Blue Devils B. Before working with us, she spent a summer working for Tim’s Music in Sacramento. When she’s not repairing instruments, she enjoys reading, drawing, crocheting, and hand-poke tattooing. Emma McGuire hails from Yakima, WA and is a...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1904 Conn Connquerer Cornet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1904 Conn Connquerer Cornet!

Hey, Brass fans, here’s something extra awesome for you today! Why post this one, you ask? Well, it’s over 100 years old but not super rare, so that’s not it... Is it extra pretty? It did turn out nicely, but it’s not that, either...  Does it play extra nice? Well, the pistons are a little too worn to be an exceptional player, so that’s not the reason, either! What makes it so special, then? It has its original lease/sale paperwork from 1905!!! Paperwork matches the serial number, we can see the original owner and where he was from! You don’t...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1956 Martin Committee Deluxe!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1956 Martin Committee Deluxe!

Wow, do we have something exciting for the Martin Trumpet fans out there this time! This trumpet is something special, and thankfully, it has been treated well during its life. Check out the gorgeous gold plate and amazing engraving! This horn came to us in near perfect condition - I gave it a good clean, took out a couple of tiny dents in the bell tail, and replaced felts and corks. The original gold plate is 99% intact with just a small spot of hand wear at the 1st valve casing, and engraving is beautifully sharp! Pistons are in great shape, and...

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