Conn 2b. Did I do good??

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  1. plp

    plp Pianissimo User

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  2. moosicles

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    A quick question, is it possible to cut of the head of a giardinelli piece so I can use the backbore with my warburton tops on it? I think that would be the best of both worlds for me. Little bit of the new, and the old :cool:
     
  3. JediYoda

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    huh.....................
     
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  4. turtlejimmy

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    It's HIS thread, idiot.

    Btw, nice horn. The lacquer looks great .... aged to perfection. Let us know how it plays.

    Turtle
     
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  5. mike ansberry

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    I made a threaded adjustable cup mouthpiece as my final project for my industrial tech minor in college. It was very difficult, and I did it under the supervision of a master machinist. Could never do it on my own.
     
  6. Silversorcerer

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    Giardinelli also made threaded backbores, cups and rims. I don't know about compatibility with Warburton. I would guess that there are many mouthpieces out there that would work well. Like almost everything the older the Giardinelli, probably the more attention went into making it. Giardinelli employed a few of the better known custom mouthpiece makers of today at one time. I really can't remember why I tried that mouthpiece. It might have been the price. I got one that is NOS for a very low price.
     
  7. coolerdave

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    Moosicles .... I was astoished how well my old Conn plays ....tell you Dad you couldn't touch a pro horn near what you paid for it ...good job!!
     
  8. Ricktrumpet

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    Hi, I'm the one that bought the trumpet in the second link. Just received it last week, wow what a great trumpet this is, the state in which it's in is great as well. I've also owned a 22B from 1924 but i think this one sounds better, a bit more full. I was in luck even more with this trumpet because the Bach mouthpiece that came with it is a New York 6B from the 30's :D

    Did you receive yours yet Moosicles? Let me know how you like it
     
  9. moosicles

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    Bochawa!!! You were exactly correct. Today, upon cleaning the pool filter, my cousin spotted the mail man fiddling with some things in the back of his car/truck and jokingly says "Hey look! I think he has your trumpet!". He was 100% correct. My new horn had arrived, along with its new case and Conn 4 mouthpiece! I gave it a quick blow, and instantaneously fell in love. The tone was warm, rich, full, and captivating. It was just... Beautiful. The high register was brilliant and easy, and the lows had a big, FAT and easy blow. When I played soft, I could get the horn give me a rich smokey jazz sound. When I played it intimately, I could make sing sweetly and easily. When I played with energy, the horn became strong, thick and filled my house instantly! Of course this is compared to my student/intermediate horn, so naturally, everthing is going to be better. :cool: And I could only imagine it's gonna keep getting better.

    A quick note on the mouthpiece. It looks kinda like somebody took some sandpaper to it... Maybe to fix the gap? I dunno, but the horn was in tune with me throughout all registers using the Conn, but not when I used my Warburton. I think I prefer the Conn piece overall anyways, so no worrys there! :thumbsup:

    Anyways, have fun on the forums guys. I think I won't be back for a while. I have to explore my new-found love some more :play:
     

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