23 bs ?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dean_0, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. 22Bb

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    Thank you, yes it seems quite nicer than the newer horns. That's why I trusted hornucopia's dating in the end, overiding the directions the music store's info lead me towards.
     
  2. 22Bb

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    I'm not sure what you meant about the Conn's bore size?
    I mentioned the bore's size, because the store that sold me my horn sized it that dimension, and because it matches up with other horns I know better. But I think you must have meannt someyhing else?
    I just modified my auction to reflect your comments here, in case buyers are confused too.
    Thanks for the info.
    Your jokes I won't look more for, tho. Maybe you all meant to be friendly, just your special unique humor style :) . Peace, young warriers :) . -Irene.
    PS - Early next morning -- Yes. The DENT is not in the lead pipe. After you pointed out so much at fault with my listing, I went back to eBay and took the auction off. It's not so good to trade if my auction offends so much. Maybe you are a relatively small group of people at TM, but I will enjoy fixing and playing the horn. Much much more :) than this :( .
     
  3. 22Bb

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    I relisted kind of reluctantly. 2nd thoughts about selling, and so I revalued my horn to reflect my truer value-ing, rather than my first impulse which was to share an inexpensive fixer-upper like I have enjoyed purchasing at times myself.
     
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  4. 22Bb

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    Best wishes to you, Dean :) .
    -Irene.
     
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  5. Dean_0

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    I do hope your not upset with me for spouting off? :-(

    I really had thought i might get it ,but i do have enough horns , we do have a warped sense of humor here at TM ,and sometimes we forget that people who sell on E.bay are on here too. Speaking for my myself actually?:shock:

    Anyway Welcome to TM and if I were you I wouldn't have sold it either ;-) I still am convinced the 15 B is a under valued horn .:evil:

    Best of luck
    Dean-0
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    I had a 15B a few months ago and I wasn't impressed by it. I think the 15A of that era is a much better beginner/student horn. Anyway, good luck with the auction - the silver-plated Directors usually sell easier and for more money than the lacquered ones.
     
  7. 22Bb

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    Thanks Dean-O,
    I'm glad I decided to keep it too :) . I like this mystery horn!
    It had alarmed me that it discolored so oddly and quickly while in storage this summer+fall, and since I wasn't playing any due to dent, I was moved to sell to someone who might. But, it's going to be fun challenge to repair and learn some new skills for the future. And since I lightly buffed it with oil, it's staying clear and shiny now :) .
    And I wonder, maybe it could be coprion under the plating that made it discolor. This is a different horn than I know about. My experience is limited, and this is new for me, different than solid nickel-silver or (regular) brass with sometimes silver trimmings. Maybe I can test the inside metal with magnets rather than take the plate off to figure it out. Maybe 4 years from now I'll discover and return here and post!
    Happy Conn Christmas :) ,
    -Irene.
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    If the plating doesn't go into the depths of the bell, you may be able to shine a flashlight down there and see the base metal. It's tricky telling the difference between tarnished brass and copper, though, especially way down in a bell.
     
  9. 22Bb

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    Thanks Dale,
    I took the auction down anyway, and I'll enjoy playing my horn again after I fix the dent instead :) .
    The different cornet and trumpet keys are interesting, I used to play a double french horn (holton-farkas) and the extra key was quite helpful and made a better sound for some notes.
    I should go in to my profile and list some horns for myself.
    -Irene.
     
  10. 22Bb

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    Hi again Dale,
    I just saw your newest post. You must have been posting while I was posting to you, great timing!
    Wow - great idea! I have a snake pen flashlight, and I think I can polish down deep back into the bell. I have an image in my mind of polished copper and polished brass, from my memories. I'll get second opinions with visitors next week, too !
    Thanks,
    -Irene.
     

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