3rd Slide valve ring for Conn Coprion Cornet

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  1. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    You shouldn't have a problem cleaning the horn. I have a 67 Coprion Director cornet with an attachment on the 3rd slide, but I feel it is likely for a lyre only. It is not constructed as to be usable for tuning adjustment, in my opinion. Many cornets have extended slides to help with the problem notes. What I do is pull out the end maybe 1/2" and that really helps in "lipping" the pitches.
     
  2. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    I've got one if your other leads fail... :-)
     
  3. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Thanks Mendez for the offer but now MFfan says I dont need one I dont know I though all horns had one ????:-?
     
  4. tobylou8

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    DON"T LOSE THE SPRINGS!! ROFL If you aren't used to bottom sprung valves, you have to remember to not drop, crush , or mutilate them in the cleaning process. Other than that, the copper finish is cleaned the same as brass. Dishwashing soap is fine. I don't recommend metal polishes on copper as it turns it "pink".
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Here are some pics from the Conn Loyalist. These Coprion cornets are the 18A's and a 17A (yours?). There are slide attachments on both the newer cornets. The early 18A has none. The slide ring is also a music lyre holder for marching band music on newer horns. I find this to be true across the board for trumpets and cornets. That's why the lyre is bent at the bottom. I have and have seen pre-ring 3rd slide horns with the lyre holder soldered in a vertical/up and down orientation. If your cornet has a horizontal/side to side holder, then you "need" a slide ring.

    The Conn Loyalist 17A

    The Conn Loyalist 18A early w/o ring

    The Conn Loyalist 18A late with ring
     

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