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 Conn 424N/424N
Author: Jack Swickard 
Date:   2001-04-04 19:38

What is the difference between a Conn 424N and 444N? I have heard that the 444N is a good jazz horn buth does that apply to the 424N?

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 RE: Conn 424N/424N
Author: Anji 
Date:   2001-04-04 23:42

I have played both and the 424N appoints itself well. The key work and wood selection on my 444Ns tend to be nicer.

I have one in playing condition that really swings with an open tip Glass mouthpiece... I already have Pete Fountain's hair style, so at least I look the part (even if I couldn't play my way out of a wet paper sack).

Drop me a line off post, and I can give more detail.

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 RE: Conn 424N/424N
Author: drew 
Date:   2001-04-04 23:58

The differences are very subtle. The 444Nhas a small gold colored medallion set into the bell, the 424N does not. The 444N had the bridge key protection feature which does not appear on the 424N. There may be other differences that I am not aware of, but acoustically the instruments are virtually the same.

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 RE: Conn 424N/424N
Author: jbutler 
Date:   2001-04-05 00:16

I have a 424 that DOES have the bridge key connection feature. Both have tone hole inserts (chimneys). I measure the bore of a 444 I'm currently overhauling at .594 and the 424 at .592

The difference of the .002 could be due to differences in wood contracting, but minimal at best.


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 RE: Conn 424N/424N
Author: Melinda 
Date:   2001-04-07 00:50

I've recently purchased a Conn clarinet with a serial number starting with 424N - would you know what "vintage" it is ? Your post was the first I've seen with anything relating to that serial number.

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 Re: Conn 424N/424N
Author: super20dan 
Date:   2021-10-11 00:37

as a highly seasoned jazz clarinet player-i can attest that the 424n is a fantastic jazz horn. i recently picked up a very low milage closet 424n and after a re pad its awesume. even the orig case is odor free!

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 Re: Conn 424N/424N
Author: Britney 
Date:   2021-10-12 10:14

Thanks for sharing this imformation.


Post Edited (2021-10-14 10:42)

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 Re: Conn 424N/424N
Author: super20dan 
Date:   2021-10-15 06:35

i finally got up the courage to try the conn 424n just back from overhaul with the vandoreen 5jb. wow what a killer combo. it gives the 424n even more power and flexibility. as if it needed more!

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