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    Congratulations on buying a Conn 34 A cornet. Do miss having a Conn horn. I agree that a used name brand horn is better than the mass production ones. Helps to know the different models and brands.
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    First student horn I got was a Jupiter. I compared it to a king, Bach, and Yamaha student model at the time, and picked it cause I liked it best of the 3. Nothing wrong with a Jupiter horn. I would assume they have good pro horns too!
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    Are buying a Getzen Renaissance trumpet with tight springs, I noticed how loose the springs were on my cornet. So today I received new springs from ebay. After installing them, the action on the finger buttons were much faster. What an inexpensive fix.
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    Have you done a search on ebay under sold trumpets? A good indicator of what you could sell it for and a words to use in the description in your ad.
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    Glad that you had the slide fixed. Surprisingly how some shops personnel acts.
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    Thanks for the info and advice. Took the trumpet to Osmun Music and they fixed it right up. No “metal fatigue” after all, just a misaligned 3rd slide that I guess the first shop couldn’t or didn’t want to fix. Very happy with Osmun!
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    Here's a little bit of progress. As I kept looking for relevant pictures, just a few minutes ago I found a photo of a cornet that looks like the photos I posted here. Here is the link. https://www.trumpet-history.com/Virtual Museum.htm It is the one with the caption that looks like this: "Boosey & Co. Bb/A cornet in the style of Henry Diston - still carries Eagle bell crest, 1886"
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    Hi, I have an old Boosey and Company cornet. Based on the serial number it would be circa 1899. The tubing wrap seems unique. I haven't found any photos of old Boosey cornets that look quite like it. Described in words, the tubing from the mouthpiece to the third valve is intertwined with the third valve tuning slide. The two attached photos should make this more clear. Can anyone shed some light on this type? Is it unusual? Does it have any historical value? The bell is marked Class A, which I assume meant it was a good instrument in its time. As of today, there are few dents, all of the slides work fine, and the valves don't stick. but there is no compression in the valves, and the tone is just fuzz, so it isn't worth playing. I wonder if its worth having a valve job performed on it.
  9. 1 point
    So how is your Thomas Crown mute blending in your community band?
  10. 1 point
    Fairly recent acquisition, 1956 Olds Recording, great horn!
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    Yeah that's looker!
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    Thought your members would like to watch a video of how Bach Stradivarius trumpet are manufactured.
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    I played one a long time ago, and I owned one for a short period of time more recently. Olds always valued the appearance of all their instruments, and the Recording's looks are seductive. They sound pretty much any way you want them to sound. They're flexible and responsive. You want bright? Play it bright. You want dark and smoky? Play it dark and smoky. You can bend notes when you want. They enable you to play the way you want. The forward design of the valve block is unusual, but not unique; The Selmer Paris Balanced Trumpet had the same configuration. As for projection, they'll do just fine, but I would think that a heavier trumpet might project better, depending upon a host of other design considerations. Most people that own them love them, and I can understand that they are a good match for many players. They are tremendous horns.
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    Play a Mutec Wah Wah mute. Happy with the sound.
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    I have found when playing in jazz/big bands, it is nice to have others in the same section to use the same/similar mutes. In our section we all use Tom Crown straight mutes, and Humes/Berg cup mutes. It's nice to hear a similar "straight mute" sound across the section - and using the same/similar (copper bottom vs. brass bottom on a Tom Crown) mute is nice. Hope that helps!
  16. 1 point
    John Heald & Co. American Premier Model early 1920s
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