First horn

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  1. ButchA

    ButchA Pianissimo User

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    My first (and only) horn is the one my mom bought from the school, when I was in the 4th grade - - and I still have it and play it regularly!

    1967 Holton Collegiate - - still going strong after 50 years! :D

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  2. Acludwig1

    Acludwig1 Mezzo Forte User

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    Must be one hell of a horn
     
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  3. OldKing

    OldKing Piano User

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    My brother's Olds Recording cornet. I hope he still has it and knows where it is. I'm waiting for just the right time, and working on the correct approach, to inquire about it. 'Can't seem too interested. :grin:
     
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  4. ButchA

    ButchA Pianissimo User

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    Actually, and to be honest, it was just a common "school band" trumpet back in the day. Nothin' fancy... But to me, it's MINE. All the scratches, dings, tarnish, and sweat stains, all came from me over all these decades. :cool:
     
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  5. Acludwig1

    Acludwig1 Mezzo Forte User

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    It has a story
     
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  6. Bflatman

    Bflatman Forte User

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    I just received my first horn, I was gazing at the Conn naked lady engraving at the time.

    Sometimes life delivers unexpected joy
     
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  7. OldSchoolEuph

    OldSchoolEuph Mezzo Forte User

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    A 67 T-602 is one hell of a tank. They played as well as any student horn made and took just about anything you could throw at them - or sometimes throw them at (amazing how the fingers just don't grip marching in freezing temps). Remarkably durable and quite decent playing at a student price - you won't find that anymore!
     
  8. operagost

    operagost Forte User

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    I flipped a 1960s T602. It was build heavy to take punishment, for sure. But it also had nice engraving on the bell for a student horn, and the solid brass valve guides seemed like pro quality. I ended up selling it for about what I had in it-- buyer got a steal, IMHO. Everyone wants a Yamaha, but those Collegiates are probably better for actual young students if you want something that will survive!
     
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  9. Strobe

    Strobe Pianissimo User

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    Lightly used 1970's King Cleveland 600 in the mid 70's. My niece used it and my son just finished high school marching band with it and it still actually plays pretty well. I play it every once in a while for sentimental reasons. Not bad after 40 years,
     
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