which vintage conn you prefer?

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by lamgigi77, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    Yeah! Those are nice. Or one of these . . .

    1st generation 10B Artist
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    This one has a long cornet sibling, practically a twin. You could get both!
     
  2. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    Good stuff!

    I like this old Goldie.....


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  3. Byfbo96

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    I love my '39 12B coprion. Such a very bright sounding and free blowing horn!! The only thing that is a drag is that its a tough horn for blending, due to the brightness and the unstandardized tuning of the horn. I have to pull out ALOT to come close to 440. But its such a sweet and fun horn to play with IReal Pro or aebersols..
     
  4. Bauerbear

    Bauerbear Mezzo Piano User

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    That's strange you have that problem with tuning. All of my Conn horns of that period are pulled out less than a 1/4 inch. Perhaps somebody along the line adjusted the mouthpiece receiver and it changed the length of the leadpipe changing the length of the horn.
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Playing a "lead style" mpc will cause the slide to be pulled out a little extra.
     
  6. Byfbo96

    Byfbo96 New Friend

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    True, however, I play on a stork studio master VM4.....not quite a "lead style" mouthpiece and had a repair tech look at it. She confirmed everything was original :dontknow:
     
  7. tobylou8

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    I like Stork mpcs. That leans more towards "lead" than not. It's also a tad bit shorter. I wouldn't worry about it. The slide moves for a reason. I have to pull my slide out an inch to be in tune. Conventional "wisdom" says "that's too far"! I'm always in tune.
     
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  8. Brassman64

    Brassman64 Piano User

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    Yes Bix played an 80a Victor I love mine too.Many Jazz greats played Connstellations at one time or another Maynard, Cat Andersen and Chet Baker to name a few.
     
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  9. OldSchoolEuph

    OldSchoolEuph Mezzo Piano User

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    As regards the original question, IMO, nothing beats the original mod l 22B New York Symphony (before they added a brace and cut Some costs in the 30s).
     
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  10. ATrumpetDude

    ATrumpetDude Piano User

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    Well since this old thread has come back to life, my personal favorite is the 8b Artist.
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